CSS - We didn't Invent It, We Made It Better.
D.J.Armstrong, J.D.Purcell*, K.-U.Kasemir (ORNL) X.H.Chen (ORNL RAD)
The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) Project is continuing on its path towards high reliability. To help ensure that this happens, the SNS Controls Group has developed many new applications for use with Control System Studio (CSS). These applications are different in functionality and somewhat in implementation. The ELog integration, PACE, Alarm System GUI, and Data Browser updates are some of the applications that are generic in nature and designed to be implemented regardless of the institution. The PV Utility, Fields Viewer, and Rack Viewer were designed specifically for use at SNS but allow for additions and use elsewhere. The use of CSS provides a common interface to the users. CSS also provides developers with the ability to build their applications and use the various CSS-data types. End users benefit because the use of the CSS-data types provides a connection between the different applications at run-time. This paper describes the recent applications that have been developed at SNS and discusses plans for the future.
SNS is managed by UT-Battelle, LLC, under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725 for the U.S. Department of Energy