The IT-CO group provides support in the domain of control
systems to the CERN experiments, as well as CERN-wide support for
National Instruments products (LabVIEW and FieldPoint), the PVSS Supervisory
Controls and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, CAN bus and OPC. In
particular, support is provided to the LHC experiments via collaboration
with the Joint Controls Project, JCOP.
The group is organized into two sections:
- IT-CO-BE covers the supervisory
layer via PVSS, as well as leading the Framework project which
aims to customize control system components for use in HEP experiments.
It also provides development and support for the supervisory layer of the
Detector Safety System (DSS).
- IT-CO-FE covers front-end
systems, such as PLCs, Fieldbuses (CAN, Profibus, WorldFiP) and
OPC. It supports also National Instruments products. The section
handles LHC GCS, a project to provide controls for the LHC experiments'
gas systems, and leads and participates with IT-CO-BE to the Detector
Safety System (DSS) project.
(this section no longer exists. Its activities are now covered by the
BE & FE sections as given above - the URL is still available and will
be removed once its contents has been added to the appropriate
In addition to support for specific products and systems, IT-CO
collaborates with members of other groups and experiments in order
to help design solutions for controls projects and/or introduce
supported technologies. Equipment, computers and software are available
in our laboratories for hands-on training, testing, and prototyping.
A complete overview of the group is available here:
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