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The Central Acquisition and Trigger System (CATS) is described which provides co-ordinated high speed data acquisition for many diagnostics. The integration into the Joint European Torus (JET) infrastructure of much smaller systems which use commercial personal computer (PC) based acquisition hardware and software is also described. Such PC systems benefit from lower cost and shorter development time compared to embedded bus-based systems.

The second study involves the evolution of the JET control and data acquisition system. Some important points in the design of this system are highlighted and some future directions are indicated. The unexpectedly large growth of the amount of data collected is discussed. A few conclusions for the design of control systems for future fusion experiments are presented. .

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Authors: BLACKLER K, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon (GB);KRON J G, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(97)21 EN (1997) 16pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3EA (GB)
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