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Slow Control

Optical modules (PMTs voltages, temperatures), calibration, positioning systems and sensors for detector geometry together with sea parameters are controlled and read out by the slow control system which gives a user in the shore station all the needed graphical and numerical information to monitor and control the detector.

The slow control system will be based on an industrial field-bus network technology called WorldFip (designed in the early 90's to cope with sensors and actuators control in a factory environment) providing reliability, robustness and scalability features to such an embedded detector control.


Many thanks to the organizing committee of the Baksan School and to my colleagues of the ANTARES collaboration whose contributions to the ANTARES Proposal [9] I have used for this report.

Jean-Philippe Laugier
Fri Oct 31 11:48:44 MET 1997