The PCU JET Plasma Vertical Stabilization control system

F. Sartori, A. Barbalace, A.J.N. Batista, T. Bellizio, P. Card, G. De Tommasi, P. Mc Cullen, A. Neto, F. Piccolo, R. Vitelli, L. Zabeo

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The Plasma Control Upgrade (PCU) enhancement project was setup with the aim of effectively increasing the JET operating space by both improving the Vertical Stabilization System Controller and by procuring a more powerful Radial Field Amplifier. The hardware and software technological advancements that have been used allowed to implement a 200 channel, 20 kHz control system with less than 2 μs jitter and over 2Gops of processing capability. The software design, driven by an object oriented analysis, enabled a good compromise between real-time performances and reliability-maintainability objectives. The first operational experience of the system will be presented. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438 - 442
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Sartori, F., Barbalace, A., Batista, A. J. N., Bellizio, T., Card, P., De Tommasi, G., ... Zabeo, L. (2010). The PCU JET Plasma Vertical Stabilization control system. Fusion Engineering and Design, 85(3-4), 438 - 442.