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This paper describes the first results on plasma control with the new plasma control system of TORE SUPRA. The system has been especially designed for long pulse operation : plasmas are controlled on reference signals, which can be varied in real time by using diagnostic measurements. On line determination of the global plasma equilibrium has enabled new operation scenarios in which both the power from the poloidal field generators and the total Lower Hybrid (LH) power are used to control the plasma. We demonstrate experiments with feedback control of the safety factor on the plasma boundary, control of the LH driven current, control of the flux on the plasma boundary and control of the internal inductance. Finally, future modifications to the system, aimed at controlling the current profile during long pulse operation, are discussed.

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Authors: WIJNANDS T, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);MARTIN G, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: 1573 EN (1996) 30pp.
Availability: Available from Association Euratom-CEA, CEN Cadarache, 13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Record Number: 199610653 / Last updated on: 1996-06-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en