Nuclear Techniques ›› 2016, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (5): 50402-050402.doi: 10.11889/j.0253-3219.2016.hjs.39.050402


Design and implementation of control system for compact D-D neutron generator

WANG Wei1,2, WANG Junrun1,2, LI Zhongping3, WEI Zheng1,2, ZHANG Yu1,2, LU Xiaolong1,2, ZHANG Ziming3, YAO Zeen1,2   

  1. 1. School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China;
    2. Engineering Research Center for Neutron Application, Ministry of Education, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China;
    3. Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
  • Received:2016-03-02 Revised:2016-03-19 Online:2016-05-10 Published:2016-05-12
  • Supported by:

    Supported by National Major Scientific Instruments and Equipment Development Projects(No.2013YQ40861)


Background: Compact D-D neutron generator provides the stable and reliable 2.5-MeV neutrons with higher neutron yields, which can be applied in neutron activation analysis, fast neutron radiography, and detection of explosives and drugs. In this work, a control system of neutron generator was developed to realize remote adjustment and measurement. Purpose: The control system of neutron generator is used to adjust and monitor field devices remotely to ensure normal work for neutron generator. Methods: According to the characteristics of the devices’ interface, serial port server is used as the hardware for control system. Based on LabVIEW, the control system integrates and monitors all equipments of neutron generator, which duly saves and queries main operating parameters of neutron generator by accessing MySQL database. Results: The control system operates stably for long time, and is applied successfully to debug and test of the neutron generator. Conclusion: The design of control system for compact D-D neutron generator meets the designed goal, and realizes remote control mode for adjustment and measurement.

Key words: Neutron generator, LabVIEW, MySQL database, Distributed control system

CLC Number: 

  • TL503.6