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  • Main Title Startup of the experimental physics industrial control system at NSTX


  • Author: Sichta, P.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Dong, J.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Research.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (United States)


  • Name: Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory.
    Place of Publication: Princeton, New Jersey
    Additional Info: Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., Princeton, NJ (United States)


  • Creation: 1999-12-17


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 176 Kilobytes pages


  • Keyword: Start-Up
  • Keyword: Nstx Device
  • Keyword: Process Control
  • STI Subject Categories: 70 Plasma Physics And Fusion
  • Keyword: Computerized Control Systems
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Computer Codes
  • Keyword: Operation


  • Other Information: PBD: 17 Dec 1999


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


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


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE00750052