Specifications and implementation of the RT MHD control system for the EC launcher of FTU
1 Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, CNR, EURATOM-ENEA-CNR Association, Milan, Italy
2 ENEA, C.R. Frascati, EURATOM-ENEA-CNR Association, Frascati, Rome, Italy
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To perform real time plasma control experiments using EC heating waves by using the new fast launcher installed on FTU a dedicated data acquisition and elaboration system has been designed recently. A prototypical version of the acquisition/control system has been recently developed and will be tested on FTU machine in its next experimental campaign. The open-source framework MARTe (Multi-threaded Application Real-Time executor) on Linux/RTAI real-time operating system has been chosen as software platform to realize the control system. Standard open-architecture industrial PCs, based either on VME bus and CompactPCI bus equipped with standard input/output cards are the chosen hardware platform.
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