Status of the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System at NSTX

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The NSTX achieved first plasma in 1999. The Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) is used to provide data-integration services for monitoring and control of all NSTX engineering subsystems. EPICS is a set of software initially developed at U.S. DOE laboratories. It is currently used and maintained through a global collaboration of hundreds of scientists and engineers. This paper will relate some of our experiences using and supporting the EPICS software. Topics include reliability and maintainability, lessons learned, recently added engineering subsystems, new EPICS software tools, and a review of our first EPICS software upgrade. Steps to modernize the ... continued below

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Sichta, P. & Dong, J. January 28, 2002.

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The NSTX achieved first plasma in 1999. The Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) is used to provide data-integration services for monitoring and control of all NSTX engineering subsystems. EPICS is a set of software initially developed at U.S. DOE laboratories. It is currently used and maintained through a global collaboration of hundreds of scientists and engineers. This paper will relate some of our experiences using and supporting the EPICS software. Topics include reliability and maintainability, lessons learned, recently added engineering subsystems, new EPICS software tools, and a review of our first EPICS software upgrade. Steps to modernize the technical infrastructure of EPICS to ensure effective support for NSTX will also be described.

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  • Report No.: PPPL-3656
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03073
  • DOI: 10.2172/795710 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 795710
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc734722

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Sichta, P. & Dong, J. Status of the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System at NSTX, report, January 28, 2002; Princeton, New Jersey. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc734722/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.