- graph the chamber pressure in realtime
- enable/disable fuel
- set the fuel flow in SCCM
- see actual fuel flow rate from mass flow controller
- enable/ disable high voltage
- set frequency and duty cycle for high voltage
The HV duty cycle lets us do fusion trials without melting the grid.
Something I’ve noticed: when the plasma becomes unstable and sparks… it crashes the data acquisition card. I’m guessing the sparks are creating powerful EMFs. We may need shielding.