Plasma Vertical Stabilization

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)


In this chapter we present two examples of the design of vertical controllers for two different tokamaks: the experimental reactor ITER, which is currently under construction, and the tokamak operating in Switzerland, the TCV. In both cases, the design of the vertical controller is carried out as a first, separate step of the overall plasma position, current and shape controller design. As already discussed in Section 4.3, this separation is possible because the vertical controller operates on a time scale that is much faster than the time scale on which the current and shape controller is required to react.


Vertical Position Phase Margin Vertical Stabilization Plasma Position Shape Controller 
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