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Diagnostic-management system and test pulse acquisition for WEST plasma measurement system
Author(s): A. Wojenski; G. Kasprowicz; K. T. Pozniak; A. Byszuk; B. Juszczyk; W. Zabolotny; P. Zienkiewicz; M. Chernyshova; T. Czarski; D. Mazon; P. Malard
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes current status of electronics, firmware and software development for new plasma measurement system for use in WEST facility. The system allows to perform two dimensional plasma visualization (in time) with spectrum measurement. The analog front-end is connected to Gas Electron Multiplier detector (GEM detector). The system architecture have high data throughput due to use of PCI-Express interface, Gigabit Transceivers and sampling frequency of ADC integrated circuits. The hardware is based on several years of experience in building X-ray spectrometer system for Joint European Torus (JET) facility. Data streaming is done using Artix7 FPGA devices. The system in basic configuration can work with up to 256 channels, while the maximum number of measurement channels is 2048. Advanced firmware for the FPGA is required in order to perform high speed data streaming and analog signal sampling. Diagnostic system management has been developed in order to configure measurement system, perform necessary calibration and prepare hardware for data acquisition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9290, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2014, 929029 (25 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2074967
Show Author Affiliations
A. Wojenski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
G. Kasprowicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
K. T. Pozniak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
A. Byszuk, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
B. Juszczyk, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
W. Zabolotny, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
P. Zienkiewicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
M. Chernyshova, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
T. Czarski, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
D. Mazon, CEA (France)
P. Malard, CEA (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9290:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2014
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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