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Abstract

The graphical user interface (GUI) for the supervision of Tore Supra is intended to supervise the start-up and the shut-down of the installation, to control general state (state of all diagnostics, state of the system and network) and to follow the pulse sequence. Implementation of a new multi-platform, modular GUI for Tore Supra is in progress. An event log also helps the operator to analyse the chronology of the alarms arising during the pulse. Although the GUI is mainly used in the control room on X terminals under Unix, it should also be accessible via a portable PC for the purpose of maintenance, or directly from any office to see how the physics program is progressing.

The choice of Java, multi-platform object programming language was thus adopted with access via any web browser. The modularity of the GUI is made possible by a distributed architecture (remote method invocation) between the graphic client and different servers: one for the diagnostics and the sequence, one for the system and the network and one for the configuration database. All the components interact with each other in a very simple and standard way. This distributed architecture allows the progressive set up of the new interface. The first step, being produced for mid-2001 is the GUI for the supervision of diagnostics. This prototype will help us to validate all the concepts. The second step in mid-2002 will be the complete GUI to supervise and execute pulse sequences and maintenance operations.

Additional information

Authors: UTZEL N, EURATOM-CEA Association, CEA/DSM/DRFC, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);GUILLERMINET B, EURATOM-CEA Association, CEA/DSM/DRFC, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);LELUYER L, EURATOM-CEA Association, CEA/DSM/DRFC, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);MOULIN D, EURATOM-CEA Association, CEA/DSM/DRFC, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Fusion Engineering and Design, Volume 60, Issue 3, (June 2002), pp.415-420
Availability: This article can be accessed online by subscribers, and can be ordered online by non-subscribers, at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0920-3796%2802%2900041-8
Record Number: 200316026 / Last updated on: 2003-03-06
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
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