A new controller for the JET error field correction coils

L. Zanotto, F. Sartori, M. Bigi, F. Piccolo, M. De Benedetti

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This paper describes the hardware and the software structure of a new controller for the JET error field correction coils (EFCC) system, a set of ex-vessel coils that recently replaced the internal saddle coils. The EFCC controller has been developed on a conventional VME hardware platform using a new software framework, recently designed for real-time applications at JET, and replaces the old disruption feedback controller increasing the flexibility and the optimization of the system. The use of conventional hardware has required a particular effort in designing the software part in order to meet the specifications. The peculiarities of the new controller will be highlighted, such as its very useful trigger logic interface, which allows in principle exploring various error field experiment scenarios. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599 - 603
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Zanotto, L., Sartori, F., Bigi, M., Piccolo, F., & De Benedetti, M. (2005). A new controller for the JET error field correction coils. Fusion Engineering and Design, 74(1-4), 599 - 603. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2005.06.271