TY - JOUR
T1 - Development of real-time plasma analysis and control algorithms for the TCV tokamak using Simulink
JF - Fusion Engineering and Design
Y1 - 2014
A1 - Felici, F.
A1 - Le, H. B.
A1 - J. I. Paley
A1 - Duval, B. P.
A1 - Coda, S.
A1 - Moret, J. M.
A1 - Bortolon, A.
A1 - L. Federspiel
A1 - Goodman, T. P.
A1 - Hommen, G.
A1 - A. Karpushov
A1 - Piras, F.
A1 - A. Pitzschke
A1 - J. Romero
A1 - G. Sevillano
A1 - Sauter, O.
A1 - Vijvers, W.
A1 - TCV team
KW - diagnostics
KW - MHD control
KW - Plasma control
KW - Simulink
KW - TCV
KW - TOKAMAK
AB - One of the key features of the new digital plasma control system installed on the TCV tokamak is the possibility to rapidly design, test and deploy real-time algorithms. With this flexibility the new control system has been used for a large number of new experiments which exploit TCV's powerful actuators consisting of 16 individually controllable poloidal field coils and 7 real-time steerable electron cyclotron (EC) launchers. The system has been used for various applications, ranging from event-based real-time MHD control to real-time current diffusion simulations. These advances have propelled real-time control to one of the cornerstones of the TCV experimental program. Use of the Simulink graphical programming language to directly program the control system has greatly facilitated algorithm development and allowed a multitude of different algorithms to be deployed in a short time. This paper will give an overview of the developed algorithms and their application in physics experiments.
VL - 89
IS - 3
U1 - FP
U2 - TP
U5 - fd3e636fc3f0786cd773655181eb821f
ER -