Design of the Magnum-PSI safety, control and data acquisition system

TitleDesign of the Magnum-PSI safety, control and data acquisition system
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsG.W van der Linden, F. Wijnoltz, J. Scholten, P.J Busch, A.J Poelman, P.H Smeets, B. de Groot, W.R Koppers
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Date PublishedApr
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0920-3796
Accession NumberISI:000256778800025
Keywordsdata acquisition, distributed control, experiment control, ITER, Magnum-PSI, plasma generator, plasma-surface interaction

The FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen has started the construction of Magnum-PSI, a magnetized (3 T), steady-state, large area (80cm(2)) high-flux (up to 10(24) H(+)ions m(-2) s(-1)) plasma generator. The aim of this linear plasma device is to provide a controlled, highly accessible laboratory experiment facility in which the interaction of a magnetized plasma with different surfaces can be studied in detail. Magnum-PSI consists of several subsystems including vacuum, cooling, plasma source, target station, and a number of diagnostic systems. The safety, Control, Data Acquisition and Communication (CODAC) system integrates these subsystems and provides an interface for the Magnum-PSI users. The CODAC system is designed in parallel with the Magnum-PSI hardware to maximize compatibility and usability. The CODAC system must handle the step-by-step construction and expansion of the Magnum-PSI system without compromising human and system safety in each step, combine manual and remote control, and provide a central data storage and implement automated experiment execution. Key features of the CODAC system are a layered, modular and distributed design, the use of intelligent devices (e.g. commercial computer controlled cooling units), a centralized data storage built on HDF5, and a communication layer built on ZeroC (TM) Ice (TM). A significant part of the design is based on existing open source software components, integrated using C and Python code. (c) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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