MULTIPLE ECH LAUNCHER CONTROL SYSTEM

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OAK-B135 The addition of new, high power gyrotrons to the heating and current drive arsenal at DIII-D, required a system upgrade for control of fully steerable ECH Launchers. Each launcher contains two pointing mirrors with two degrees of mechanical freedom. The two flavors of motion are called facet and tilt. Therefore up to four channels of motion per launcher need to be controlled. The system utilizes absolute encoders to indicate mirror position and therefore direction of the microwave beam. The launcher movement is primarily controlled by PLC, but future iterations of design, may require this control to be accomplished by ... continued below

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GREEN,M.T; PONCE,D; GRUNLOH,H.J; ELLIS,R.A; GROSNICKLE,W.H & HUMPHREY,R.L October 1, 2003.

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OAK-B135 The addition of new, high power gyrotrons to the heating and current drive arsenal at DIII-D, required a system upgrade for control of fully steerable ECH Launchers. Each launcher contains two pointing mirrors with two degrees of mechanical freedom. The two flavors of motion are called facet and tilt. Therefore up to four channels of motion per launcher need to be controlled. The system utilizes absolute encoders to indicate mirror position and therefore direction of the microwave beam. The launcher movement is primarily controlled by PLC, but future iterations of design, may require this control to be accomplished by a CPU on fast bus such as Compact PCI. This will be necessary to accomplish real time position control. Safety of equipment and personnel is of primary importance when controlling a system of moving parts. Therefore multiple interlocks and fault status enunciators have been implemented. This paper addresses the design of a Multiple ECH Launcher Control System, and characterizes the flexibility needed to upgrade to a real time position control system in the future.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00823617

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  • 20th IEEE/NPSS SYMPOSIUM ON FUSION ENGINEERING, SAN DIEGO, CA (US), 10/14/2003--10/17/2003; Other Information: TO BE PUBLISHED IN FUSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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  • Report No.: GA-A24467
  • Grant Number: AC03-99ER54463
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 823617
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc785824

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GREEN,M.T; PONCE,D; GRUNLOH,H.J; ELLIS,R.A; GROSNICKLE,W.H & HUMPHREY,R.L. MULTIPLE ECH LAUNCHER CONTROL SYSTEM, article, October 1, 2003; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc785824/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.