New architecture for the RFX-mod machine control system

O. Barana, A. Luchetta, G. Manduchi, C. Taliercio

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The RFX-mod machine control system, which is currently entirely based on PLC technology, is undergoing a major reorganization, to improve its software versatility and to overcome increasing difficulties in legacy hardware and software maintenance. The new architecture will retain PLCs as I/O interface, moving control functions to a new PC-based layer, and will adopt Java as programming language for control tasks and graphical user interface. Data exchange will rely on OPC and MDSplus technology. One PC will manage, under Windows, the OPC data and their export through mdsip (the MDSplus transport layer), whereas other PCs, running either Windows or Linux, will provide control functions and graphical user interface. © 2007 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 15th IEEE-NPSS Real-Time Conference, RT - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …


Conference2007 15th IEEE-NPSS Real-Time Conference, RT
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/07 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Barana, O., Luchetta, A., Manduchi, G., & Taliercio, C. (2007). New architecture for the RFX-mod machine control system. Paper presented at 2007 15th IEEE-NPSS Real-Time Conference, RT, United States.