The new feedback control system of RFX-mod based on the MARTe real-time framework

G. Manduchi, A. Luchetta, A. Soppelsa, C. Taliercio

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A real-time system has been successfully used since 2004 in the RFX-mod nuclear fusion experiment to control the position of the plasma and its Magneto Hydrodynamic (MHD) modes. However, its latency and the limited computation power of the used processors prevented the usage of more aggressive control algorithms. Therefore a new hardware and software architecture has been designed to overcome such limitations and to provide a shorter latency and a much increased computation power. The new system is based on a Linux multi-core server and uses MARTe, a framework for real-time control which is gaining interest in the fusion community. © 1963-2012 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6825944
Pages (from-to)1216 - 1221
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
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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