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Title: Supervisory control and diagnostics system for the mirror fusion test facility: overview and status 1980

Abstract

The Mirror Fusion Test Facility (MFTF) is a complex facility requiring a highly-computerized Supervisory Control and Diagnostics System (SCDS) to monitor and provide control over ten subsystems; three of which require true process control. SCDS will provide physicists with a method of studying machine and plasma behavior by acquiring and processing up to four megabytes of plasma diagnostic information every five minutes. A high degree of availability and throughput is provided by a distributed computer system (nine 32-bit minicomputers on shared memory). Data, distributed across SCDS, is managed by a high-bandwidth Distributed Database Management System. The MFTF operators' control room consoles use color television monitors with touch sensitive screens; this is a totally new approach. The method of handling deviations to normal machine operation and how the operator should be notified and assisted in the resolution of problems has been studied and a system designed.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
6899167
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6899167
Report Number(s):
UCRL-53090
TRN: 81-004463
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; MFTF DEVICES; CONTROL SYSTEMS; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE; MAGNETIC MIRRORS; OPEN PLASMA DEVICES; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES 700102* -- Fusion Energy-- Plasma Research-- Diagnostics

Citation Formats

McGoldrick, P.R. Supervisory control and diagnostics system for the mirror fusion test facility: overview and status 1980. United States: N. p., 1981. Web. doi:10.2172/6899167.
McGoldrick, P.R. Supervisory control and diagnostics system for the mirror fusion test facility: overview and status 1980. United States. doi:10.2172/6899167.
McGoldrick, P.R. Thu . "Supervisory control and diagnostics system for the mirror fusion test facility: overview and status 1980". United States. doi:10.2172/6899167. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6899167.
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title = {Supervisory control and diagnostics system for the mirror fusion test facility: overview and status 1980},
author = {McGoldrick, P.R.},
abstractNote = {The Mirror Fusion Test Facility (MFTF) is a complex facility requiring a highly-computerized Supervisory Control and Diagnostics System (SCDS) to monitor and provide control over ten subsystems; three of which require true process control. SCDS will provide physicists with a method of studying machine and plasma behavior by acquiring and processing up to four megabytes of plasma diagnostic information every five minutes. A high degree of availability and throughput is provided by a distributed computer system (nine 32-bit minicomputers on shared memory). Data, distributed across SCDS, is managed by a high-bandwidth Distributed Database Management System. The MFTF operators' control room consoles use color television monitors with touch sensitive screens; this is a totally new approach. The method of handling deviations to normal machine operation and how the operator should be notified and assisted in the resolution of problems has been studied and a system designed.},
doi = {10.2172/6899167},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1981},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1981}
}

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