A portable control and data acquisition solution using EPICS, MARTe and MDSplus

G. Manduchi, A. Luchetta, C. Taliercio, A. Rigoni, F. Sartori, A. Neto, G. Carannante

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A modern Control and Data Acquisition System (CODAS) must provide an integrated management of supervision, data acquisition and real-time control and a data centric view of the system combining raw, elaborated and configuration data. These requirements have been addressed by the CODAS system of the SPIDER experiment in the ITER Neutral Beam Test Facility. The solution adopted in SPIDER CODAS integrates, by means of few interface components, three frameworks used in nuclear fusion and accelerator communities. A further refinement has recently started, aiming at providing a solution that is complete and generic, and, as such, easily portable to new applications, ranging from small systems to future fusion experiments. The refined system described in the paper will be deployed in the ECT-FALCON Test Facility, used to test the ITER EC launcher components and the European Gyrotron prototype. Its implementation in other test facilities is foreseen, in order to provide a fast track to the development of complete and integrated control and data acquisition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50 - 53
Number of pages4
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018
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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Manduchi, G., Luchetta, A., Taliercio, C., Rigoni, A., Sartori, F., Neto, A., & Carannante, G. (2018). A portable control and data acquisition solution using EPICS, MARTe and MDSplus. Fusion Engineering and Design, 127, 50 - 53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2017.12.012