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Abstract

The control of the ITER tokamak unstable vertical position is considered in the presence of actuator saturation. Linearised models of the ITER system all share the feature of a single unstable pole (attributable to the vertical instability) and a large number of stable poles. The aim of this work is to improve the existing controller in the sense of increasing the region of attraction while retaining the local performance around the origin. For second order systems with one unstable and one stable pole under saturated input, it has been shown that these requirements can be achieved using an additional nonlinear term in the existing linear control law. In this work, we discuss the extension to this nonlinear control law for higher order systems like the ITER tokamak. The validation of this new controller is done via simulations.

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Authors: FAVEZ J-Y, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Association EURATOM-Confédération Suisse, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH);LISTER J B, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Association EURATOM-Confédération Suisse, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH);MULLHAUPT Ph, Laboratoire d'Automatique, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH);SRINIVASAN B, Laboratoire d'Automatique, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH);BONVIN D, Laboratoire d'Automatique, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: EPFL Internal report LRP 754/03, March 2003. 7pp.
Availability: Available free of charge from: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Ecublens, CH-1015 Lausanne Fax +41-21-6934747 Also available online at http://crppwww.epfl.ch/archives/lrp2003.htm
ISBN: ISSN: 0458-5895
Record Number: 200316198 / Last updated on: 2003-05-14
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en