In 1994 a working group was set up in Frascati to investigate how to build up a new control system for FTU (Frascati Tokamak Upgrade) considering the evolution in the information technology. Strong emphasis was placed on the use of standard solutions (be they de-facto or de-jure) and commercial platforms where-ever possible. This paper describes our operational experience with the new control system based on the commercial DEC BASEstar family of products. BASEstar is based on client/server computing technologies, providing an environment to collect, process, manage, distribute and integrate real time manufacturing data. UNIX, VMS, PC Win, OS-9 are integrated to handle hosts, PC, VME CPUs. A 4 GL programming language, CIMfast, has been used to handle via automatic procedures the tokamak discharge. X11 standard based mimics are available to display the plants status. A real flexibility of the whole system has been experience and the further use of the this system has been planned for the ITER DTP (Divertor Test Platform). © 1999 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering
Panella, M., Bertocchi, A., Bozzolan, V., Buceti, G., Centioli, C., Imparato, A., ... Vitale, V. (1999). A commercial real-time manufacturing integration platform for the new control system on FTU. Fusion Engineering and Design, 43(3-4), 377 - 382. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0920-3796(98)00407-4