Architecture of SPIDER control and data acquisition system

A. Luchetta, G. Manduchi, C. Taliercio, A. Soppelsa, Antonio Barbalace, F. Paolucci, F. Sartori, P. Barbato, M. Breda, R. Capobianco, F. Molon, M. Moressa, S. Polato, P. Simionato, E. Zampiva

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The ITER Heating Neutral Beam injectors will be implemented in three steps: development of the ion source prototype, development of the full injector prototype, and, finally, construction of up to three ITER injectors. The first two steps will be carried out in the ITER neutral beam test facility under construction in Italy. The ion source prototype, referred to as SPIDER, which is currently in the development phase, is a complex experiment involving more than 20 plant units and operating with beam-on pulses lasting up to 1h. As for control and data acquisition it requires fast and slow control (cycle time around 0.1ms and 10ms, respectively), synchronization (10ns resolution), and data acquisition for about 1000 channels (analogue and images) with sampling frequencies up to tens of MS/s, data throughput up to 200MB/s, and data storage volume of up to tens of TB/year. The paper describes the architecture of the SPIDER control and data acquisition system, discussing the SPIDER requirements and the ITER CODAC interfaces and specifications for plant system instrumentation and control.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1933 - 1939
Number of pages7
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2012
Event8th IAEA Technical Meeting on Control, Data Acquisition, and Remote Participation for Fusion Research - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 20 Jun 201124 Nov 2011
Conference number: 8

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Control
  • Data acquisition
  • Neutral beam injector
  • System architecture


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