||TCV is the main experimental facility on the Lausanne site of CRPP.
TCV stands for "Tokamak à Configuration Variable" and tells thus
the main properties of this machine.
The tokamak concept is presently the most advanced concept for a thermonuclear
fusion reactor. A fusion power plant will convert the energy released on
nuclear fusion reactions of light atomic species (e.g. hydrogen) into electricity.
It is a promising and almost unlimited energy source for the coming centuries
when other energy resources (oil, coal and uranium) will be exhausted.
In this system S-LINK will be used for the thermographic monitoring of the temperature of tokamak inner wall carbon tiles. The infrared radiation of the tiles is measured by a microbolometer infrared camera. The parallel digital data output of the camera will be connected to the data acquisition system of the TCV tokamak using ODIN type S-LINKs. The camera with 356x240 pixels sends 12-bit data at a frame rate of 50 Hz, which corresponds to a 12-bit word rate of 4.272 MWord/sec (6.408 MByte/sec).
The camera readout system is designed by the Hungarian company CAT-SCIENCE.
|8 March 2000||Two ODIN links ordered|
|2 April 2000||Testing of readout will be done in July 2000|
|12 October 2000||Full system delivered and working. Experiment will start taking data in February 2001|
|26 March 2002||System working. A similar second system will be installed|
CERN - High Speed Interconnect
Erik van der Bij - 28 March 2002