Combined application of Product Lifecycle and Software Configuration Management systems for ITER remote handling

Ali Muhammad (Corresponding Author), Salvador Esque, Liisa Aha, Jouni Mattila, Mikko Siuko, Matti Vilenius, Jorma Järvenpää, Mike Irving, Carlo Damiani, Luigi Semeraro

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    The advantages of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems are widely understood among the industry and hence a PLM system is already in use by International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Organization (IO). However, with the increasing involvement of software in the development, the role of Software Configuration Management (SCM) systems have become equally important. The SCM systems can be useful to meet the higher demands on Safety Engineering (SE), Quality Assurance (QA), Validation and Verification (V&V) and Requirements Management (RM) of the developed software tools. In an experimental environment, such as ITER, the new remote handling requirements emerge frequently. This means the development of new tools or the modification of existing tools and the development of new remote handling procedures or the modification of existing remote handling procedures. PLM and SCM systems together can be of great advantage in the development and maintenance of such remote handling system. In this paper, we discuss how PLM and SCM systems can be integrated together and play their role during the development and maintenance of ITER remote handling system. We discuss the possibility to investigate such setup at DTP2 (Divertor Test Platform 2), which is the full scale mock-up facility to verify the ITER divertor remote handling and maintenance concepts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1367-1371
    Number of pages5
    JournalFusion Engineering and Design
    Issue number7-11
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    Event25th Symposium on Fusion Technology, SOFT-25 - Rostock, Germany
    Duration: 15 Sep 200819 Sep 2008



    • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
    • Software Configuration Management (SCM)
    • Safety Engineering
    • Quality Assurance
    • Validation and Verification
    • Remote handling systems

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