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How the patient safety system contributes to high availability at MedAustron

How the patient safety system contributes to high availability at MedAustron

We explore how a well-constructed patient safety system is able to integrate tightly with a Dose Delivery System and how it contributes to an overall High Availability system. High Availability is an important success factor in the exploitation of capital-intensive medical facilities, such as particle therapy.
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Medical Device Standards: A Guide through the Maze

Medical Device Standards: A Guide through the Maze

A medical device is any device (in some cases including software) that is intended to be used for a medical purpose. This category covers a broad range of items from tongue depressors to the particle accelerator in a proton therapy facility.
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What to do About Incomplete Requirements?

What to do About Incomplete Requirements?

Or, How to avoid the stall of a project before it has even started. A short essay by our CEO Mark Plesko where he argues to already start developing the control system for a Big Physics project when the known requirements are still limited, or even non-existent.
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Are companies more expensive than in-house development?

Are companies more expensive than in-house development?

I was a researcher working in accelerator labs for some 20 years and I had a very bad opinion about companies, because they were out there to make profits, while we were working for free, or so we thought.
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Consulting on Timing Systems and Open Source Collaboration Tools at the Inception of CERN’s White Rabbit Project

Consulting on Timing Systems and Open Source Collaboration Tools at the Inception of CERN’s White Rabbit Project

“Timing is everything!” Nowhere is this statement truer than at CERN. So, when CERN wanted to renovate their General Machine Timing System, Cosylab was called in to gather requirements using input from other Big Science projects like GSI (FAIR), INPL and ITER. These requirements helped shape the White Rabbit Timing System.
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