Real-Time Systems in Tokamak Devices A Case Study: The JET Tokamak

The achievement of the required performances during the operation of large fusion experimental reactors, is strictly related to the flexibility and reliability of the real-time infrastructures. It turns out that, in tokamak reactors, the real-time infrastructure has to be designed so as to meet a number of common requirements. An overview of the real-time infrastructure currently adopted at the JET tokamak is given in this paper, focusing the attention on the solutions that have been developed for addressing these common requirements. Furthermore, three real-time systems recently deployed at JET are described as example.
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