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Title: Overview of the NSTX Control System

Abstract

The National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) is an innovative magnetic fusion device that was constructed by the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in collaboration with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Columbia University, and the University of Washington at Seattle. Since achieving first plasma in 1999, the device has been used for fusion research through an international collaboration of more than twenty institutions. The NSTX is operated through a collection of control systems that encompass a wide range of technology, from hardwired relay controls to real-time control systems with giga-FLOPS of capability. This paper presents a broad introduction to the control systems used on NSTX, with an emphasis on the computing controls, data acquisition, and synchronization systems.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., NJ (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
OSTI Identifier:
792846
Report Number(s):
PPPL-3633
TRN: US0200812
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 3 Dec 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; NSTX DEVICE; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS; DATA ACQUISITION; SYNCHRONIZATION; DESIGN

Citation Formats

P. Sichta, J. Dong, G. Oliaro, and P. Roney. Overview of the NSTX Control System. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/792846.
P. Sichta, J. Dong, G. Oliaro, & P. Roney. Overview of the NSTX Control System. United States. doi:10.2172/792846.
P. Sichta, J. Dong, G. Oliaro, and P. Roney. Mon . "Overview of the NSTX Control System". United States. doi:10.2172/792846. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/792846.
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abstractNote = {The National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) is an innovative magnetic fusion device that was constructed by the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in collaboration with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Columbia University, and the University of Washington at Seattle. Since achieving first plasma in 1999, the device has been used for fusion research through an international collaboration of more than twenty institutions. The NSTX is operated through a collection of control systems that encompass a wide range of technology, from hardwired relay controls to real-time control systems with giga-FLOPS of capability. This paper presents a broad introduction to the control systems used on NSTX, with an emphasis on the computing controls, data acquisition, and synchronization systems.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2001},
month = {Mon Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2001}
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