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LightHouse: A Non-stop Running LINAC That Helps to Save Lives

RI Research Instruments GmbH (RI or Research Instruments) is an innovative German company that develops and manufactures high-performance components and systems for particle accelerators and EUV lithography applications in the semiconductor industry. One of their industrial cases is Research Instruments' participation in designing and building a superconducting linear accelerator (LINAC) for isotope creation in the scope of the "Lighthouse" project.

A Revolutionary Upright Radiation Therapy System Developed with OncologyOne

Leo Cancer Care Ltd. (Leo Cancer Care) is an innovative British and US medical company designing and developing cancer treatment systems that simplify radiation therapy (RT) and make it more human. Leo Cancer Care started with the logical question: why rotate the radiation therapy device if we can rotate the upright patient and put the therapy chair in a smaller treatment room, making RT more accessible than ever before?
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How the Patient Safety System Contributes to High Device Uptime 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 a system with an overall high device uptime. The latter is an important success factor in the exploitation of capital-intensive medical facilities, such as particle therapy.

The ELI-NP GBS CS: A Tale of Engineering a Complete EPICS Control System

Extreme Light Infrastructure Nuclear Physics is a Big Science facility being built in Magurele, Romania, and is slated to become the most advanced, highly intense laser and gamma beam facility in the world. Cosylab, as a subcontractor for the EuroGammaS Consortium, assumed the responsibility for defining the scope and the delivery of the complete control system for the Gamma Beam System, based on the industry-standard EPICS framework.

CTA, Gamma Rays and the Slovenian Connection

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is new global array of land-based gamma-ray detectors that will allow further studies in high energy astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics, especially those of the most energy-intensive phenomena in the Cosmos.

MYRRHA DAQ Development

Cosylab has been contributing to the MYRRHA project since at least 2012. The recent work on the implementation of a generic data acquisition solution for the MYRRHA test stand at Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) was reported at IPAC19 in Melbourne, Australia. This article captures the key technical elements of the IPAC presentation.

More than Just Integration

Cosylab has been building control systems for big physics facilities since 2001 and been involved in fusion experiments since 2008 when we started working for the ITER CODAC division. As an objective viewer to a wide range of fusion projects, we have been able to consolidate some of this information into a paper that was peer-reviewed and accepted for publishing in the Journal of Fusion Energy [1]. This article presents some highlights of that paper.

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.

How ITER Standardized Large System Integration with CODAC Case Study

ITER is the most complex science project in human history, designed to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion power.