ITER prototype fast plant system controller based on ATCA platform

B. Gonçalves, J. Sousa, B.B. Carvalho, A. Batista, A. Neto, B. Santos, A. Duarte, D. Valcárcel, D. Alves, M. Correia, A.P. Rodrigues, P.F. Carvalho, J. Fortunato, P.J. Carvalho, M. Ruiz, J. Vega, R. Castro, J.M. López, N. Utzel, P. MakijarviC. Leong, V. Bexiga, I.C. Teixeira, J.P. Teixeira, A. Barbalace, P. Lousã, J. Godinho, P. Mota

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Abstract

The ITER Fast Plant System Controllers (FPSC) are based on embedded technologies and will be devoted to both data acquisition tasks (sampling rates >1 kSPS) and control purposes in closed-control loops whose cycle times are below 1 ms. Fast Controllers will be dedicated industrial controllers with the ability to: i) supervise other fast and/or slow controllers; ii) interface to actuators and sensors and high performance networks. This contribution presents an FPSC prototype, specialized for data acquisition, based on the ATCA (Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture) standard. This prototyping activity contributes to the ITER Plant Control Design Handbook (PCDH) effort of standardization, specifically regarding fast controller characteristics. For the prototype, IPFN is developing a new family of ATCA modules targeting ITER requirements. The modules comprise an AMC carrier/data hub/timing hub compliant with the upcoming ATCA extensions for Physics and a multi-channel with galvanic isolation hot-swappable digitizer designed for serviceability. The design and test of a peer-to-peer communications layer for the implementation of a reflective memory over PCI Express and the design and test of an IEEE-1588 transport layer over a high performance serial link was also performed. In this work, a complete description of the solution is presented as well as the integration of the controller into the standard CODAC environment. The most relevant results of real tests will be addressed, focusing in the benefits and limitations of the applied technologies. © 2011 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2011 - , Spain
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

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Conference2011 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2011
CountrySpain
Period1/1/12 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Gonçalves, B., Sousa, J., Carvalho, B. B., Batista, A., Neto, A., Santos, B., ... Mota, P. (2012). ITER prototype fast plant system controller based on ATCA platform. Paper presented at 2011 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2011, Spain. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2011.6154473