The PCU JET Plasma Vertical Stabilization control system

JET EFDA Contributors, F. Sartori, A. Barbalace, A.J.N. Batista, T. Bellizio, P. Card, G. De Tommasi, P. Mc Cullen, A. Neto, F. Piccolo, R. Vitelli, L. Zabeo

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Abstract / Description of output

The Plasma Control Upgrade (PCU) enhancement project was setup with the aim of effectively increasing the JET operating space by both improving the Vertical Stabilization System Controller and by procuring a more powerful Radial Field Amplifier. The hardware and software technological advancements that have been used allowed to implement a 200 channel, 20kHz control system with less than 2μs jitter and over 2Gops of processing capability. The software design, driven by an object oriented analysis, enabled a good compromise between real-time performances and reliability–maintainability objectives. The first operational experience of the system will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438 - 442
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number3
Early online date11 Mar 2010
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2010
Event7th IAEA Technical Meeting on Control, Data Acquisition, and Remote Participation for Fusion Research - Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 15 Jun 200919 Jun 2009
Conference number: 7

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Vertical Stabilization
  • Real-time
  • Control
  • Linux RTAI


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