Tramp, the Next Generation Data Acquisition for Rtp

TitleTramp, the Next Generation Data Acquisition for Rtp
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsP.C van Haren, F. Wijnoltz
JournalIeee Transactions on Nuclear Science
Date PublishedApr
ISBN Number0018-9499

The Rijnhuizen Tokamak Project RTP is a medium-sized tokamak experiment, which requires a very reliable data-acquisition system, due to its pulsed nature. Analysing the limitations of an existing CAMAC-based data-acquisition system showed, that substantial increase of performance and flexibility could best be obtained by the construction of an entirely new system. This system, called TRAMP (Transient Recorder and Amoeba Multi Processor), is based on tailor-made transient recorders with a multiprocessor computer system in VME running Amoeba. The performance of TRAMP exceeds the performance of the CAMAC system by a factor of four. The plans to increase the flexibility and for a further increase of performance are presented.



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