Using an IIDC/DCAM Camera for Beam Display and Analysis
D.M.Gassner, L.T.Hoff, R.H.Olsen* (BNL)
An IIDC/DCAM camera is used to image the RHIC beams as they pass through a hydrogen jet. The data is transferred over 1394 to a computer running linux. A software process on that computer collects the individual frames and packages them into parameters within the RHIC control system's Accelerator Device Object framework. This information is packaged to continuously update two primary types of clients: One type is responsible for near-real-time display of the images; useful in comfort displays, etc. The second is responsible for collecting data used in analysis of beam dynamics and properties like luminosity.
Work supported by Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-98CH10886 with the U.S. Department of Energy