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CERN Uses NI LabVIEW Software and PXI Hardware to Control World’s Largest Particle Accelerator

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is 27 km in circumference and buried up to 150 m underground, will produce collisions between particle beams traveling at nearly the speed of light.

"We selected the LabVIEW and PXI solution for the deployment platform due to the small size, ruggedness, and cost savings over the traditional VME and programmable logic controller-based model. "

- Roberto Losito, CERN

The Challenge:
Measuring and controlling, in real time, the position of bulk components to absorb energetic particles out of the nominal beam core with high reliability and accuracy at the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

The Solution:
Using LabVIEW, the LabVIEW Real-Time Module, the LabVIEW FPGA Module, and NI SoftMotion software with NI R Series reconfigurable I/O hardware for PXI to develop an FPGA-based motion control system capable of intercepting misguided or unstable particle beams.

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