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 werevertically stable in nature and no problems were reportedon the control of the vertical position. However, theconcept of vertically elongated plasma cross-section,with benefits to the energy confinement time, led tovertical instabilities. To overcome this problem, complexclosed feedback loop control systems with a verticalposition measurement, signal processing, controlalgorithm, power supplies and active actuating coils areused.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1570-1575
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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