The Use of MDSplus on NSTX at PPPL

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The MDSplus data acquisition system has been used successfully since the 1999 startup of NSTX [National Spherical Torus Experiment] for control, data acquisition, and analysis for diagnostic subsystems. For each plasma ''shot'' on NSTX about 75 MBs of data is acquired and loaded into MDSplus hierarchical data structures in 2-3 minutes. Physicists adapted to the MDSplus software tools with no real difficulty. Some locally developed tools are described. The support from the developers at MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology] was timely and insightful. The use of MDSplus has resulted in a significant cost savings for NSTX.

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Davis, W.; Roney, P.; Carroll, T.; Gibney, T. & Mastrovito, D. March 6, 2002.

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The MDSplus data acquisition system has been used successfully since the 1999 startup of NSTX [National Spherical Torus Experiment] for control, data acquisition, and analysis for diagnostic subsystems. For each plasma ''shot'' on NSTX about 75 MBs of data is acquired and loaded into MDSplus hierarchical data structures in 2-3 minutes. Physicists adapted to the MDSplus software tools with no real difficulty. Some locally developed tools are described. The support from the developers at MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology] was timely and insightful. The use of MDSplus has resulted in a significant cost savings for NSTX.

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  • Report No.: PPPL-3678.pdf
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03073
  • DOI: 10.2172/796204 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 796204
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc741666

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Davis, W.; Roney, P.; Carroll, T.; Gibney, T. & Mastrovito, D. The Use of MDSplus on NSTX at PPPL, report, March 6, 2002; Princeton, New Jersey. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc741666/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.