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The general control of tokamak plasmas has evolved considerably over the last few years with an increase in the plasma pulse length, an increase in the control of additional heating and fuelling and increase in the degree to which the shape of the plasma can be varied. The TCV tokamak is specifically designed to explore the operational benefits of plasma shaping over a wide variety of plasma shapes. Consequently, considerable attention has been given to the control of the poloidal field coil currents which impose the desired shape. This paper deals with all aspects of the control of TCV plasmas, from the diagnostic measurements to the power supplies, via particular control algorithms and overall supervision.

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Authors: LISTER J B ET AL, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: Article : Fusion Technology (1996)
Record Number: 199610919 / Last updated on: 1996-09-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en