Dec 7 – 9, 2021
Virtual Workshop via Zoom
Europe/Berlin timezone

MTCA-based Camera Systems at W7-X

Dec 9, 2021, 4:35 PM
Virtual Workshop via Zoom

Virtual Workshop via Zoom

Workshop Meeting room
Talk Session 9


Axel Winter (Herr)


With the current upgrade to W7-X, an actively-cooled divertor will be installed. This necessitates a sophisticated protection system, to ensure that the internal components of the machine do not overheat. The key DAQ components are high-fidelity infrared and optical cameras. This system alone will consist of more than two dozen cameras with multiple GBit/s data rates each and the requirement for real-time processing. This makes mTCA an ideal environment to develop a single infrastructure to accommodate all the different camera types. Taking a broader approach, the aim was to create a generic framework which can integrate different camera hardware standards (CameraLink, CameraLink HS and others) and all cameras which are GenICam compliant. This talk will give an overview of the architecture and present the initial results obtained for the whole chain (Camera to W7-X data archive).

Primary authors

Axel Winter (Herr) Torsten Bluhm (Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik) Dariusz Makowski (Lodz University of Technology) Piotr Perek (Lodz University of Technology, Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science) Dr Aleksander Mielczarek (Lodz University of Technology) Mr Simon Fischer (Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik)

Presentation materials