•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 limits system.
•-> 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