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2015-01-27-MEMO » RLSR-1501-CAM-response.txt

Hanlet, Pierrick, 27 January 2015 13:32

 
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Intermediate milestones have been established to help gauge progress and the
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requisite tasks have been identified.  The first milestone was the Mock Data
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Run of 21 January in which the full MICE Muon BeamLine and Detector controls
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were to be fully integrated into RunControl.  As the date approached it became
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evident that both systems would not be complete in time, so the detector
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integration was abandoned since the detectors operate well as stand-alone
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devices.
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For the BeamLine, the required tasks were the completion of the Input/Output
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Controller (IOC), the BeamLine state machine (SM), and its integration into
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RunControl (RC). Each part ran successfully, but several short comings were
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identified and are now being addressed.  We also recognized a weakness in RC
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which made it too rigid to recover from failures of dependencies; a solution
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has been identified and is now being implemented.
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The next milestone will be 1 March when the BeamLine and detectors are to be
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fully integrated into RC.  The most challenging tasks here will be the
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completion of the EMR controls and integration of Tracker controls.
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During the commissioning of the SSU/FC/SSD magnets, the development of their
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SMs were well advanced.  Completing these SMs will allow for easy integration
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into RC.  This milestone is set for 30 March, so that should the schedule
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allow for early commissioning of the magnets, their control systems will be
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ready.
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A milestone has been set for 15 April in which MICE System Summary report
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will be available and visible at all MICE hall entry points.  The purpose
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of this is to alert users to the status of all major systems and warnings
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and/or alarms from all safety systems prior to entering the hall.
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The integration of the LH2 system has a milestone of 30 April.  Since C&M only
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monitors passively, only a simple SM is required.
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The next milestone is 15 May, when the computer and electronics monitoring is
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complete and interfacing with NAGIOS is complete.
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The final milestone for Step IV is the completion of the B-field monitoring
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and the PRY movement monitoring.  This final date is 30 May.
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Note that the schedule is set up to complete the more difficult systems first,
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thus minimizing negative impact on the final schedule.
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