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The heart of the C-Mod shape control system is a unique digital/analog computer which operates on a vector of analog signals (the diagnostics) with three digital matrices in turn (two linear matrix multiplications sandwiching a diagonal PID stage) yielding power supply demand voltages. In addition, the system includes associated electronics, the user interface (a set of X-Windows applications), and the underlying algorithms used by the interface to calculate the control matrices. Most of this system has been completed, and many individual elements have been tested. A series of pre-operation tests are planned to characterise the completed system, and to identify and correct problems.

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Authors: HORNE S F ET AL., MIT Plasma Fusion Center, Cambridge (US);LISTER J B, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 36 (1991) No. 9, p. 2311
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