General-purpose framework for real time control in nuclear fusion experiments

M. Cavinato, G. Manduchi, A. Luchetta, C. Taliercio

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The paper describes the software architecture of the Real Time control system of the RFX-mod Nuclear Fusion experiment. Several units form a control network, in which data are exchanged during control. The system employs general-purpose processor boards, and uses insulated Ethernet for real time communication. The software is organized as a two-level framework. At the first level, the framework provides data flow management, and is configurable via an include file. At the second level, the framework provides the rest of the required functionality, and is configured by the unit-specific control algorithms. This organization proved successful since it minimized the development and debugging time when new control units are integrated in the system. © 2005 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 14TH IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference - , Sweden
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …


Conference2005 14TH IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference
Period1/1/05 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Cavinato, M., Manduchi, G., Luchetta, A., & Taliercio, C. (2005). General-purpose framework for real time control in nuclear fusion experiments. Paper presented at 2005 14TH IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference, Sweden.