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Extend the EPICS Client Metadata Set to Support Arrays, Images, Archive Data…

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Department of Energy
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Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
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Solicitation Topic Code:
16 a
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Small Business Information
Epic Consulting
101 Mountain Ridge Dr. Mount Sinai, NY 11766-1413
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Extend the EPICS Client Metadata Set to Support Arrays, Images, Archive Data and Advanced Directory Services
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85860
Award Amount: $99,700.00


Through phase 1 and phase 2 SBIR grants, s fully functional I/O Controller and communication protocol for version 4 of EPICS is completed. This new software architecture provides a flexible and extendible architecture. Version 4 is implemented fully in Java. The performance metrics look promising. The final portion of phase 2 is to optimize the communication mechanisms. Subsequent work on different aspects of this are required to provide a viable solutions in various areas. Version 3 of EPICS is able to provide a platform for implementing channel based control, because the channel and attributes for time stamping, alarm, display and control were narrow, well defined, and complete. To extend EPICS functionality beyond this, it is necessary to define attributes needed for archive data, array, image data, and directory services. The proper handling of several array types enables the development of middle layer servers such as orbit and bump control in accelerators. Phase 1 should produce a well defined, reviewed, and agreed upon definition of the metadata required for these services. A Phase 2 grant would provide tools that implemented archiving, general array, imaging, and directory applications. Commercial Applications and Other Bene

Principal Investigator:

John Dalesio

Business Contact:

Leo Dalesio
Small Business Information at Submission:

Epic Consulting
101 Mountain Ridge Drive Mount Sinai, NY 11766

EIN/Tax ID: 220682413
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No