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The new FTU continuous monitoring system

Abstract

The Frascati Tokamak Upgrade (FTU) continuous (slow) data acquisition system has been redesigned to allow easy monitoring of the status of the plant. In the new system 'Opto22(TM)' modules, which use Ethernet as fieldbus, substitute the old 'programmable logic controller (PLC)' devices allowing easy access to and display of many continuous measurements. Data collected by 'Opto22' modules are stored in a 'MySQL' database via a driver written in C++ language. A 'CORBA' server, running on the same machine hosting the 'MySQL' server, allows the database access from any remote client regardless of the local platform. A remarkable aspect looks out for the use of totally free software packages. This new architecture overcomes the limitations of the previous monitoring system:*an interface based on internet browser allows to easily configure Opto22 modules and MySQL database; a graphical interface, developed in Java, allows data management and visualization; the above operations are completely platform independent. In addition the CORBA server introduces the advantages of:hardware independence, thus allowing maximum flexibility in the choice of platforms and system components; both network and programming languages being completely transparent. This paper will present the new system architecture, last results and future developments.
Authors:
Bertocchi, A; [1]  Podda, S; [1]  Vitale, V [1] 
  1. Euratom-ENEA Association, Frascati Research Center, Via E. Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati (Rome) (Italy)
Publication Date:
Nov 15, 2005
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Fusion Engineering and Design; Journal Volume: 74; Journal Issue: 1-4; Conference: SOFT 23: 23. symposium of fusion technology, Venice (Italy), 20-24 Sep 2004; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2005.06.269; PII: S0920-3796(05)00224-3; Copyright (c) 2005 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ARCHITECTURE; COMPUTER CODES; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; FLEXIBILITY; FT TOKAMAK; INTERFACES; INTERNET; MONITORING; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS
OSTI ID:
20804198
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0920-3796; FEDEEE; TRN: NL06R0949106359
Submitting Site:
NLN
Size:
page(s) 787-791
Announcement Date:
Dec 23, 2006

Citation Formats

Bertocchi, A, Podda, S, and Vitale, V. The new FTU continuous monitoring system. Netherlands: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1016/j.fusengdes.2005.06.269.
Bertocchi, A, Podda, S, & Vitale, V. The new FTU continuous monitoring system. Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.fusengdes.2005.06.269.
Bertocchi, A, Podda, S, and Vitale, V. 2005. "The new FTU continuous monitoring system." Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.fusengdes.2005.06.269. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2005.06.269.
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title = {The new FTU continuous monitoring system}
author = {Bertocchi, A, Podda, S, and Vitale, V}
abstractNote = {The Frascati Tokamak Upgrade (FTU) continuous (slow) data acquisition system has been redesigned to allow easy monitoring of the status of the plant. In the new system 'Opto22(TM)' modules, which use Ethernet as fieldbus, substitute the old 'programmable logic controller (PLC)' devices allowing easy access to and display of many continuous measurements. Data collected by 'Opto22' modules are stored in a 'MySQL' database via a driver written in C++ language. A 'CORBA' server, running on the same machine hosting the 'MySQL' server, allows the database access from any remote client regardless of the local platform. A remarkable aspect looks out for the use of totally free software packages. This new architecture overcomes the limitations of the previous monitoring system:*an interface based on internet browser allows to easily configure Opto22 modules and MySQL database; a graphical interface, developed in Java, allows data management and visualization; the above operations are completely platform independent. In addition the CORBA server introduces the advantages of:hardware independence, thus allowing maximum flexibility in the choice of platforms and system components; both network and programming languages being completely transparent. This paper will present the new system architecture, last results and future developments.}
doi = {10.1016/j.fusengdes.2005.06.269}
journal = {Fusion Engineering and Design}
issue = {1-4}
volume = {74}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {2005}
month = {Nov}
}