|Title||Software architecture for control and data acquisition of linear plasma generator Magnum-PSI|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||P.WC Groen, V. van Beveren, A. Broekema, P.J Busch, J.W Genuit, G. Kaas, A.J Poelman, J. Scholten, P.AZeijlma van Emmichoven|
|Journal||Fusion Engineering and Design|
|Pagination||1174 - 1177|
|Keywords||CODAC, data acquisition, experiment control, Magnum-PSI, plasma generator|
The FOM Institute DIFFER – Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research has completed the construction phase of Magnum-PSI, a magnetized, steady-state, large area, high-flux linear plasma beam generator to study plasma surface interactions under ITER divertor conditions. Magnum-PSI consists of several hardware subsystems, and a variety of diagnostic systems. The COntrol, Data Acquisition and Communication (CODAC) system integrates these subsystems and provides a complete interface for the Magnum-PSI users. Integrating it all, from the lowest hardware level of sensors and actuators, via the level of networked PLCs and computer systems, up to functions and classes in programming languages, demands a sound and modular software architecture, which is extendable and scalable for future changes. This paper describes this architecture, and the modular design of the software subsystems. The design is implemented in the CODAC system at the level of services and subsystems (the overall software architecture), as well as internally in the software subsystems.
|Alternate Title||Fusion Eng. Des.|
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