Pulse analysis for gamma-ray diagnostics ATCA sub-systems of JET tokamak

R.C. Pereira, A.M. Fernandes, A. Neto, J. Sousa, A.J. Batista, B.B. Carvalho, C.A.F. Varandas, J. Cardoso, C.M.B.A. Correia, M. Tardocchi, M. Nocente, G. Gorini, V. Kiptily, B. Syme, M. Jennison

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A new Data Acquisition (DAQ) sub-system for gamma-ray diagnostics was developed for Joint European Torus (JET). The system is based on the ATCA platform and is able to sample up to 400 MSPS with 14-bit resolution. This DAQ is used for gamma-ray diagnostics dedicated to the study of fast ions in fusion tokamak plasma experiments. The present work describes the development of pulse processing algorithms used to extract the pulse parameters from the DAQ free running ADC data streams. These algorithms are divided in three main functional blocks, namely, advanced triggering and segmentation, segmentation validation and finally, peak height analysis (PHA) and pile-up rejection (PUR). © 2010 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 17th IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference, RT10 - , Portugal
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


Conference2010 17th IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference, RT10
Period1/1/10 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications

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Pereira, R. C., Fernandes, A. M., Neto, A., Sousa, J., Batista, A. J., Carvalho, B. B., ... Jennison, M. (2010). Pulse analysis for gamma-ray diagnostics ATCA sub-systems of JET tokamak. Paper presented at 2010 17th IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference, RT10, Portugal. https://doi.org/10.1109/RTC.2010.5750401