Startup of the experimental physics industrial control system at NSTX

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The Experimental Physics Industrial Control System (EPICS) is a set of software which is being used as the basis of the National Spherical Torus Experiment's (NSTX) Process Control System, a major element of the NSTX's Central Instrumentation and Control System. EPICS is a result of a co-development effort started by several US Department of Energy National Laboratories. EPICS is actively supported through an international collaboration made up of government and industrial users. EPICS' good points include portability, scalability, and extensibility. A drawback for small experiments is that a wide range of software skills are necessary to get the software tools ... continued below

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Sichta, P. & Dong, J. December 17, 1999.

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The Experimental Physics Industrial Control System (EPICS) is a set of software which is being used as the basis of the National Spherical Torus Experiment's (NSTX) Process Control System, a major element of the NSTX's Central Instrumentation and Control System. EPICS is a result of a co-development effort started by several US Department of Energy National Laboratories. EPICS is actively supported through an international collaboration made up of government and industrial users. EPICS' good points include portability, scalability, and extensibility. A drawback for small experiments is that a wide range of software skills are necessary to get the software tools running for the process engineers. The authors' experience in designing, developing, operating, and maintaining NSTX's EPICS (system) will be reviewed.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 17 Dec 1999

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  • Report No.: PPPL--3410
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03073
  • DOI: 10.2172/750052 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 750052
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702314

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Sichta, P. & Dong, J. Startup of the experimental physics industrial control system at NSTX, report, December 17, 1999; Princeton, New Jersey. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702314/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.