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Operation Terminology

MDAT

Machine DATa. Among other data, the MDAT serial link transmits programmed values for the Tevatron current and dI/dT, around the accelerator, the measured values for the Tevatron current and dI/dT. MDAT is carried on one of the 19-conductor cables at a 720-Hz rate. This information is then decoded and used by several devices such as the ramped correction elements.

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