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Title: The Use of MDSplus on NSTX at PPPL

Abstract

The MDSplus data acquisition system has been used successfully since the 1999 startup of NSTX [National Spherical Torus Experiment] for control, data acquisition, and analysis for diagnostic subsystems. For each plasma ''shot'' on NSTX about 75 MBs of data is acquired and loaded into MDSplus hierarchical data structures in 2-3 minutes. Physicists adapted to the MDSplus software tools with no real difficulty. Some locally developed tools are described. The support from the developers at MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology] was timely and insightful. The use of MDSplus has resulted in a significant cost savings for NSTX.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., NJ (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
OSTI Identifier:
796204
Report Number(s):
PPPL-3678.pdf
TRN: US0201461
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 6 Mar 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; DATA ACQUISITION; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; MASSACHUSETTS; PLASMA

Citation Formats

W. Davis, P. Roney, T. Carroll, T. Gibney, and D. Mastrovito. The Use of MDSplus on NSTX at PPPL. United States: N. p., 2002. Web. doi:10.2172/796204.
W. Davis, P. Roney, T. Carroll, T. Gibney, & D. Mastrovito. The Use of MDSplus on NSTX at PPPL. United States. doi:10.2172/796204.
W. Davis, P. Roney, T. Carroll, T. Gibney, and D. Mastrovito. Wed . "The Use of MDSplus on NSTX at PPPL". United States. doi:10.2172/796204. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/796204.
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year = {Wed Mar 06 00:00:00 EST 2002},
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