The science being undertaken at ISIS requires computer control, so measurements can be performed and data recorded at the correct time. That's where the Experiment Controls group comes in.
The group provides the necessary software and support to control the scientific equipment being used by the researchers. We are key to the experiments being performed. This equipment is varied and can change to suit an experiment, sometimes newly purchased off the shelf measurement and control hardware is needed, other times a custom made device from one of the other groups on site. All of these need to be integrated into our control system (called IBEX) to provide coordination, automation and data logging. Software development ranges from low level drivers to communicate with devices right through to developing high level user interfaces for driving the experiment. Our control system is based on the Open Source EPICS and CS Studio (Eclipse/RCP) tools.
Zoom Phone: 1763 or search for "ISIS Experiment Controls"
Telephone: 1763 RAL landline, otherwise 01235394488