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Author Penaflor, B.G. ♦ McHarg Jr., B.B. ♦ Piglowski, D.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1998
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Programming ♦ Data acquisition ♦ Tokamaks ♦ Software systems ♦ Communication system control ♦ Control systems ♦ Software development management ♦ Software maintenance ♦ Monitoring ♦ Particle beams
Abstract The various software systems developed for the DIII-D tokamak have played a highly visible and important role in tokamak operations and fusion research. Because of the heavy reliance on in-house developed software encompassing all aspects of operating the tokamak, much attention has been given to the careful design, development and maintenance of these software systems. Software systems responsible for tokamak control and monitoring, neutral beam injection, and data acquisition demand the highest level of reliability during plasma operations. These systems made up of hundreds of programs totaling thousands of lines of code have presented a wide variety of software design and development issues ranging from low level hardware communications, database management, and distributed process control, to man machine interfaces. The focus of this paper will be to describe how software is developed and managed for the DIII-D control and data acquisition computers. It will include an overview and status of software systems implemented for tokamak control, neutral beam control, and data acquisition. The issues and challenges faced developing and managing the large amounts of software in support of the dynamic and everchanging needs of the DIII-D experimental program will be addressed.
Description Author affiliation: Gen. Atomics, San Diego, CA, USA (Penaflor, B.G.)
ISBN 0780342267
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1997-10-06
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 415.99 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 811
Ending Page 814


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library