The four-barrel, two-stage gun Ignitor Pellet Injector (IPI) was developed in collaboration between ENEA and ORNL. The prototype injector is presently located at Oak Ridge (TN, USA), and is normally operated locally through a control and data acquisition system developed in LabVIEW. More recently, a remote-control system has been set up, based on RealVNC®, which allows to operate the IPI from a control room in Italy. Tools for data transfer and storage into ENEA ICT area have also been provided. A Staging, Storage and Sharing system, named E3S, developed using OwnCloud as architectural component, is used for file synchronization and sharing of the data acquired by the diagnostic systems. It provides a homogeneous platform able to store and share heterogeneous data produced by many data acquisition systems in large nuclear fusion experiments. This paper reports about the implementation of the IPI remote control, and presents the application of E3S to this specific case, allowing easy storage and sharing of experimental data onto a wide-area distributed file-system, as well as remote data access via web-services based on MDS+ tool, integrated with MySQL metadata. A performance analysis of the architectural components is also introduced.
|Titolo:||Remote control of a high-speed pellet injector and data synchronization & sharing tools|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|