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Abstract

TCV is a rather unusual tokamak since it allows the creation of an extreme variety of plasma shapes and magnetic configurations. The MGAMS shape and position control algorithm has been developed specifically for TCV with the aims of versatility, accuracy and ease of operation. The basis ideas is that the operator only specified the plasma shape and plasma current evolution and everything else is done automatically by the MGAMS software.

MGAMS has proven to be an extremely versatile tool. It can generate any arbitrary plasma shape, subject to obvious physical constraints, without reference to a database of precalculated equilibria or previous discharges. The shape accuracy depends on the precision of the magnetic measurements and is typically between 5 mm and 1 cm and thanks to a graphical user interface, the algorithm is very easy to use. .

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Authors: HOFMANN F, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Centre de Recherches enPhysique des Plasmas (CH);DUTCH M J, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Centre de Recherches enPhysique des Plasmas (CH);MORET J-M, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Centre de Recherches enPhysique des Plasmas (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Proceedings of the 22nd European Physical Society Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, Vol. 19C (1995) Part II, pp. 101-104
Record Number: 199610084 / Last updated on: 1996-02-16
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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