Existing Fermilab alarms and limits system works
only with DC values.
There are several hundred important proton
source measurements which vary over small time scales (usec to msec).
At present, the only way to monitor these is
either examining them by hand or using discrete samples in the alarms and
-> Usually, problems can only be found
indirectly by looking at performance. E.g. recently it took about a week to
track down a low level RF problem which would have been obvious if we were
looking at the right thing.
People who should be working to improve Booster
performance spend all their time keeping it running.