A web-based, dynamic metadata interface to MDSplus

Henry J. Gardner, Raju Karia, Gabriele Manduchi

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We introduce the concept of a Fusion Data Grid and discuss the management of metadata within such a Grid. We describe a prototype application which serves fusion data over the internet together with metadata information which can be flexibly created and modified over time. The application interfaces with the MDSplus data acquisition system and it has been designed to capture metadata which is generated by scientists from the post-processing of experimental data. The implementation of dynamic metadata tables using the Java programming language together with an object-relational mapping system, Hibernate, is described in the Appendix. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448 - 452
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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