Extend the EPICS Client Metadata Set to Support Arrays, Images, Archive Data and Advanced Directory Services

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85860
Agency Tracking Number: 95644
Amount: $99,700.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: 16 a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000161
Small Business Information
Epic Consulting
101 Mountain Ridge Drive, Mount Sinai, NY, 11766
DUNS: 169101156
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Dalesio
 Mr.
 (410) 322-1300
 jdalesio@comcast.com
Business Contact
 Leo Dalesio
Title: Mr.
Phone: (443) 834-3775
Email: bdalesio1@comcast.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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

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