Data-Acquisition Systems for Fusion Devices

TitleData-Acquisition Systems for Fusion Devices
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsP.C van Haren, N.A Oomens
JournalFusion Technology
Date PublishedDec
ISBN Number0748-1896

During the last two decades, computerized data acquisition systems (DASs) have been applied at magnetic confinement fusion devices. Present-day data acquisition is done by means of distributed computer systems and transient recorders in CAMAC systems. The development of DASs has been technology driven; the emphasis has been on the development of computer hardware and system software. For future DASs, challenging problems are to be solved. The DASs have to be better optimized with respect to the needs of the users. Existing bottlenecks, such as CAMAC-computer coupling or pulse file merging, need to be eliminated. Continuous or long-pulse operation will require the introduction of event abstraction in DAS design.



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