The TRIUMF Isotope Separator and Accelerator (ISAC) I is a post-accelerator delivering isotope
beams to various nuclear physics experiments. To deliver beams of desired intensity and quality to the experiments multiple parameters of the ISAC-I accelerator need to be tuned during a lengthy, manual procedure. While the beam transport is in principle inherently tractable problem in practice describing the accelerator complex in sufficient detail for reliable simulation is a prohibitively time-consuming undertaking. We attempt to design a system for automatized tuning of the accelerator based on historic and on-line data.
The accelerator is supported by vast array of devices such as power supplies, turbopumps etc. Failures of these devices cause undesirable stoppages in beam delivery. We aim to develop a tool for suggesting maintenance of devices based on the diagnostic data they produce, utilizing the historical data available.