DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR COMPUTER CONTROL OF PLASMA START-UP IN TOKAMAKS
The tokamaks going into operation in the mid 1980s are foreseen to demonstrate the scientific feasibility of fusion on one hand while on the other their own role as a magnetically confined fusion reactor concept. It seems the opportune moment in the evolution of tokamak research with regard to their geometrical dimensions, magnetic field strengths, plasma current and physical parameters that one can begin experimental studies of optimization (ohmically heated and additionally heated) and control so as to make them cost effective. Needless to say, computers will play a major role in acquiring, processing, analyzing, archiving, monitoring and controlling the flow of information for the experimentalist and the device. We address some questions and possibilities in start up, optimization and on line control using state of the art technology.
Bibliographic Reference: WORKSHOP ON DIAGNOSTICS FOR FUSION REACTOR CONDITIONS, VARENNA, COMO (ITALY), SEPT. 6-17, 1982, PP. 259-270 351 P., 1983, ISBN 0-08-031161-X WRITE TO PERGAMON PRESS LTD., HEADINGTON HILL HALL, OXFORD OX3 OBW (ENGLAND), PRICE: UKL 47, (EUR 8351 EN).
Record Number: 1989123102000 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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