Design for the upgrade of the Fast Sequence Control for Frascati Tokamak Upgrade

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Abstract

In ENEA Frascati research centre an experimental fusion machine called Frascati Tokamak Upgrade (FTU) is in operation since 1990. During the experimental activity, the automatic control and synchronization of many plants are required. The FTU control system [1] includes many sub-systems having different roles [2, 3]. In particular, a Fast Sequence Control (FSC) hardware is necessary to drive the tokamak power plants and to detect the errors in the fast control sequence during the plasma discharge. The FSC system was designed and realized in 1980s and is still in operation. Due to the obsolescence of some hardware components, a new project for the FSC Upgrade (FSCU) has been started. The project includes a new architecture based on up-to-date commercial hardware and dedicated firmware and software. In the present paper the architecture and the functions of the Fast Sequence Control - Upgrade system is described, along with the main differences between the two systems.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, EEEIC 2015 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 22 Jul 2015 → …

Conference

Conference15th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, EEEIC 2015
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period22/7/15 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Pollastrone, F., Neri, C., Monti, C., Centioli, C., & Panella, M. (2015). Design for the upgrade of the Fast Sequence Control for Frascati Tokamak Upgrade. Paper presented at 15th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, EEEIC 2015, Rome, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1109/EEEIC.2015.7165471