NIWeek 2012 (www.ni.com/niweek)
Tuesday, August 7, 1:00–1:30 p.m., Ballroom E
Andy Sibley, Tri Alpha Energy, and Chris White, ThinkG Consulting
Tri Alpha Energy (TAE) developed the C2 experiment to research the field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasma confinement method, which offers aneutronic fuel potential and a possible faster track toward the use of fusion energy as a power source. Learn how TAE successfully designed and deployed a distributed control and acquisition system using NI commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology and LabVIEW.
With defined software architectures and the early adoption of standard templates to interface between systems and a central controller, TAE achieved rapid control system design, test, and deployment.