Hierarchical tree-structured control network for the Antares laser facility

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The design and implementation of a distributed, computer-based control system for the Antares 100-kJ gas laser fusion facility is presented. Control system requirements and their operational interrelationships that consider both integrated system control and individual subsystem control are described. Several configurations of minicomputers are established to provide direct control of sets of microcomputers and to provide points of operator-laser interaction. Over 100 microcomputers are located very close to the laser device control points or sources of data and perform the real-time functions of the control system, such as data and control signal multiplexing, stepping motor control, and vacuum and gas ... continued below

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McGirt, F. January 1, 1979.

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The design and implementation of a distributed, computer-based control system for the Antares 100-kJ gas laser fusion facility is presented. Control system requirements and their operational interrelationships that consider both integrated system control and individual subsystem control are described. Several configurations of minicomputers are established to provide direct control of sets of microcomputers and to provide points of operator-laser interaction. Over 100 microcomputers are located very close to the laser device control points or sources of data and perform the real-time functions of the control system, such as data and control signal multiplexing, stepping motor control, and vacuum and gas system control. These microcomputers are designed to be supported as an integral part of the control network and to be software compatible with the larger minicomputers.

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  • 1. international micro and mini computer conference and exposition, Houston, TX, USA, 14 Nov 1979

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-79-1804
  • Report No.: CONF-791104-4
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5770141
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1096842

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McGirt, F. Hierarchical tree-structured control network for the Antares laser facility, article, January 1, 1979; New Mexico. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1096842/: accessed March 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.