Using APCS for plasma vertical control at TCV

N. Cruz, J.-M. Moret, S. Coda, J.I. Paley, B.P. Duval, A.P. Rodrigues, F. Piras, F. Felici, C.M.B.A. Correia, C.A.F. Varandas

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Early Tokamaks with circular cross-section plasmas were intrinsically vertically stable and no problems were reported on the control of the vertical position. However, the new concept of vertically elongated plasma cross-section with benefits to the energy confinement time led to vertical instabilities. Such instabilities can only be overcome by means of a complex closed feedback loop control system with a vertical position measurement, signal processing, control algorithm, power supplies and active actuating coils. © 2010 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference, RT10, 24 - 28 May 2010, Lisbon, Portugal
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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