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Title: Startup of the experimental physics industrial control system at NSTX

Abstract

The Experimental Physics Industrial Control System (EPICS) is a set of software which is being used as the basis of the National Spherical Torus Experiment's (NSTX) Process Control System, a major element of the NSTX's Central Instrumentation and Control System. EPICS is a result of a co-development effort started by several US Department of Energy National Laboratories. EPICS is actively supported through an international collaboration made up of government and industrial users. EPICS' good points include portability, scalability, and extensibility. A drawback for small experiments is that a wide range of software skills are necessary to get the software tools running for the process engineers. The authors' experience in designing, developing, operating, and maintaining NSTX's EPICS (system) will be reviewed.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., Princeton, NJ (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
750052
Report Number(s):
PPPL-3410
TRN: US0000733
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 17 Dec 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS; PROCESS CONTROL; NSTX DEVICE; COMPUTER CODES; OPERATION; DESIGN; START-UP

Citation Formats

Sichta, P., and Dong, J. Startup of the experimental physics industrial control system at NSTX. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/750052.
Sichta, P., & Dong, J. Startup of the experimental physics industrial control system at NSTX. United States. doi:10.2172/750052.
Sichta, P., and Dong, J. Fri . "Startup of the experimental physics industrial control system at NSTX". United States. doi:10.2172/750052. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/750052.
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year = {Fri Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 1999},
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