NOBUGS 2004 Conference

New Opportunities for Better User Group Software

October, 18-20, 2004 at PSI, Switzerland

Abstract Submitted for NOBUGS2004

Choosing an instrument control system for ANSTO

Nick Hauser, Andy Gotz

In July 2002, the software development lifecycle for ANSTO’s instrument control system began. Requirements were gathered from the instrument scientists and their user communities through interviews, a web based survey and a workshop with internationally recognised invited speakers. Current solutions in the X-ray and neutron scattering communities were surveyed by visiting a selection of institutes. It was found that there were pockets of collaboration, but not nearly as extensive as one might expect. This paper analyses what components are required in a generic instrument control system, describes briefly what the ANSTO team is implementing and suggests there are benefits to increasing the level of collaboration between facilities.

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