SPIDER CODAS Evolution Toward the ITER Compliant Neutral Beam Injector CODAS

A. Luchetta, G. Manduchi, C. Taliercio

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The ITER neutral beam test facility, currently under the construction at Padua, Italy, consists of two experiments: source for production of ions of deuterium extracted (SPIDER) to test the ITER size ion source and megavolt iter injector and concept advancement (MITICA) to test the full ITER neutral beam injector. While the former represents an intermediate step, also finalized to the ITER Diagnostic Neutral Beam, the latter will represent the final design and implementation of the full prototype of the ITER heating neutral beam (HNB) injectors. Consequently, for the control and data acquisition system (CODAS) of SPIDER, there are no requirements for compliance with ITER, whereas the MITICA HNB Plant System will comply with the ITER directives for plant instrumentation and control because final system will be eventually integrated in ITER. SPIDER CODAS is currently under commissioning and the integration of the different frameworks that operate in an integrated way is proven to be successful. The experience and solutions gained in SPIDER CODAS development will be reused as far as possible in MITICA and to provide at the same time the required ITER plant system compatibility, a set of ITER-like layers (networks) will be defined, using exactly the same protocol defined for ITER interfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8016682
Pages (from-to)2765 - 2769
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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