A novel solution for controlling hardware components of accelerators and beamlines

Igor Khokhriakov, Olga Merkulova, Alexander Nozik, Petra Fromme, Victoria Mazalova

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A novel approach to the remote-control system for the compact multi-crystal energy-dispersive spectrometer for X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) applications has been developed. This new approach is based on asynchronous communication between software components and on reactive design principles. In this paper, the challenges faced, their solutions, as well as the implementation and future development prospects are identified. The main motivation of this work was the development of a new holistic communication protocol that can be implemented to control various hardware components allowing both independent operation and easy integration into different SCADA systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)644-653
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of synchrotron radiation
StatePublished - May 1 2022


  • X-ray spectroscopy
  • control system
  • experiment control
  • physics facility
  • reactive system
  • system design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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