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The control of present day tokamaks usually relies upon primitive modelling and tokamak à configuration variable (TCV) is used to illustrate this. A counter example is provided by the successful implementation of high order SISO controllers on COMPASS-D. Suitable models of tokamaks are required to exploit the potential of modern control techniques. A physics based MIMO model of TCV is presented and validated with experimental closed loop responses. A system identified open loop model is also presented. An enhanced controller based on these models is designed and the performance improvements discussed.

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Authors: LISTER J B ET AL, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH);ALBANESE R ET AL, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Università Federico II di Napoli (IT);COUTLIS A ET AL, Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Proceedings of the 36th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (1997) pp. 3679-3684
Record Number: 199811011 / Last updated on: 1998-09-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en