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Title: Status of the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System at NSTX

Abstract

The NSTX achieved first plasma in 1999. The Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) is used to provide data-integration services for monitoring and control of all NSTX engineering subsystems. EPICS is a set of software initially developed at U.S. DOE laboratories. It is currently used and maintained through a global collaboration of hundreds of scientists and engineers. This paper will relate some of our experiences using and supporting the EPICS software. Topics include reliability and maintainability, lessons learned, recently added engineering subsystems, new EPICS software tools, and a review of our first EPICS software upgrade. Steps to modernize the technical infrastructure of EPICS to ensure effective support for NSTX will also be described.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., NJ (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
OSTI Identifier:
795710
Report Number(s):
PPPL-3656
TRN: US0201385
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 28 Jan 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CONTROL SYSTEMS; ENGINEERS; MONITORING; PHYSICS; PLASMA; RELIABILITY

Citation Formats

P. Sichta, and J. Dong. Status of the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System at NSTX. United States: N. p., 2002. Web. doi:10.2172/795710.
P. Sichta, & J. Dong. Status of the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System at NSTX. United States. doi:10.2172/795710.
P. Sichta, and J. Dong. Mon . "Status of the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System at NSTX". United States. doi:10.2172/795710. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/795710.
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abstractNote = {The NSTX achieved first plasma in 1999. The Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) is used to provide data-integration services for monitoring and control of all NSTX engineering subsystems. EPICS is a set of software initially developed at U.S. DOE laboratories. It is currently used and maintained through a global collaboration of hundreds of scientists and engineers. This paper will relate some of our experiences using and supporting the EPICS software. Topics include reliability and maintainability, lessons learned, recently added engineering subsystems, new EPICS software tools, and a review of our first EPICS software upgrade. Steps to modernize the technical infrastructure of EPICS to ensure effective support for NSTX will also be described.},
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year = {Mon Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2002},
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