American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Review of Scientific Instruments
57 (1986), S. 1898-1900
AIP Digital Archive
Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Control Technology
Diagnostic data acquisition on Princeton's tokamak fusion test reactor (TFTR) is accomplished via CAMAC (computer automated measurement and control system). This paper describes the capabilities of this instrumentation technique as applied to TFTR diagnostics and presents the family of CAMAC modules and equipment necessary for TFTR data acquisition and process control. These modules provide system configurations that range from meeting the basic requirements of digital and analog input/output to the requirements of transient digitizers, scalars, histogramming memory controller (each with add-on memory storage), timing and sequencing and timed gate units, function generators, and microprocessor interface units. The applications and guidelines that have evolved from our experience with TFTR CAMAC are presented.
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