Control system design for ion source of HIMM

  • Jian-jun Su
  • Yun-jie Li
  • De-tai Zhou
  • Jian-chuan Zhang
  • Yan-yu WangEmail author
Original Paper



The control system for ion source is based on distributed architecture. The hardware structure, working principle, interlock design and graphics interface design are introduced and stated in this paper.


To improve the accuracy and usability of the electron cyclotron resonance ion source with advanced design for HIMM.


The data acquisition system is based on PLC and FPGA integrated circuit. Interlock protection is designed for vacuum system, power supplies system and cooling water system.


The control system is tested with C5+ ion beam, where fast reaction time and high-precision data processing during beam tuning have verified the stability and maintainability of the control system.


The latest results and the reliable long-term operation of the accelerator demonstrate that the performance has been continually improved with the development of the optimized control system.


HIMM Control system ECR ion source Visual C++ 



This study is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. U1632141). The authors thank Y. Cao and J.Q. Li at the Ion Source Laboratory of the Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, for their assistance in this research.


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© Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Nuclear Electronics and Nuclear Detection Society 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Modern PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesLanzhouChina

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