Fission Chamber Data Acquisition system for Neutron FluxMeasurements on MAST-U

Fission Chamber Data Acquisition system for Neutron FluxMeasurements on MAST-U

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Fission Chamber Data Acquisition system for Neutron FluxMeasurements on MAST-U

Neutron flux measurements are important in fusion devices for both safety requirements and physics studies. A newsystem has been built for the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak Upgrade (MAST Upgrade) that provides neutron count,DC and Campbell mode measurements for a 1╬╝speriod at 1 MHz. The acquisition system uses a Red Pitaya board tosample current from two fission chambers mounted on the side of the MAST-U vessel. The system-on-chip design ofthe Zynq-7020 on the Red Pitaya also allows a web server implementation using Flask for data retrieval and diagnosticconfiguration over the MAST-Upgrade network.

Collection:
Journals
Journal:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Publisher:
AIP (American Institute of Physics)
Published date:
16/09/2022
The published version of this paper is currently under embargo and will be available on 16/09/2023