A NEW DISCHARGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR THE FRASCATI TOKAMAK UPGRADE
In this paper, the problem of a suitable management of settings in a tokamak machine is considered. In particular, parameters and reference signals defining a discharge in the Frascati Tokamak Upgrade (FTU) plant have to be programmed through a VAX/VMS based software platform.
Aim of this paper is to present the design layout of the new discharge management platform for FTU. The proposed system is based on a MySQL repository and exploits the flexibility of XML data structure to enhance the usability of the management system.
Particular attention has been given to the choice of the suitable development environment in order to produce a management system which is relevant in the view of the realization of ITER, a last generation tokamak plant.