The Experiment Control Systems group and DAQ group (formerly 1/3 of the Photon Control and Data Systems (PCDS) group) is responsible for providing all the control and data systems needed by the photon side of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).

PCDS featured in SLAC Today:  June 12, 2013 and February 24, 2010.

PCDS Staff featured in SLAC Today:

PCDS Staff Awards:

  • SLAC Director's Award
    • Silke Nelson, 2020
    • Alex Wallace, 2020
  • SLAC Technology Excellence Award:
    • Zach Lentz, May 2022
    • Matt Weaver, May 2022
  • LCLS User's Organization:
    • Silke Nelson, 2022

Included are slow controls (motors, vacuum, supplies, cameras) and fast data-acquisition, real-time online processing, data storage and data reprocessing & analysis, and support of users.

Experiment Control Systems Group (January 30 2023)

PCDS → Experiment Control Systems Group (January 25 2022)

Blog Posts

PCDS → Experiment Control Systems Group (March 2021)
The Photon Control Systems Group (2018)

2019 Photos


2009 Photos

FEH Mezzanine (December 3rd 2009)

Server Room (April 7th 2010)

Hutch 3 (April 7th 2010)

NEH Server Room Black Widow 15 July, 2010

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