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Abstract

The reconstruction of 2-dimensional emissivity profiles from soft X ray tomography measurement constitutes a highly underdetermined and ill-posed inversion problem, because of the restricted viewing access, the number of chords and the increased noise level in most plasma devices. In this paper an unbiased and consistent probabilistic approach within the framework of Bayesian inference is provided by the maximum entropy method, which is independent of model assumptions, but allows any prior knowledge available to be incorporated. The formalism is applied to the reconstruction of emissivity profiles in a neutron beam injection (NBI) heated plasma discharge to determine the dependence of the Shafranov shift on beta, the reduction of which was a particular objective in designing the advanced W7-AS stellarator.

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Authors: ERTL K, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE);VON DER LINDEN W, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE);DOSE V, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE);WELLER A, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Nuclear Fusion, Vol. 36 (1996) No. 11, pp.1477-1488
Record Number: 199611544 / Last updated on: 1997-01-27
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en