Intelligent shell feedback control in EXTRAP T2R reversed field pinch with partial coverage of the toroidal surface by a discrete active coil array
2006 (English)In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, ISSN 0741-3335, E-ISSN 1361-6587, Vol. 48, no 1, 1-14 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An active feedback system is required for long pulse operation of the reversed field pinch (RFP) device to suppress resistive wall modes (RWMs). A general feature of a feedback system using a discrete active coil array is a coupling effect which arises when a set of side band modes determined by the number of active coils is produced. Recent results obtained on the EXTRAP T2R RFP demonstrated the suppression of independent m ≤ 1 RWMs using an active feedback system with a two-dimensional array of discrete active coils in the poloidal and toroidal directions. One of the feedback algorithms used is the intelligent shell feedback scheme. Active feedback systems having different number of active coils in the poloidal (Mc) and toroidal (N c) directions (Mc × Nc ≤ 2 × 32 and Mc × Nc ≤ 4 × 16) are studied. Different side band effects are seen for these configurations. A significant prolongation of the plasma discharge is achieved for the intelligent shell feedback scheme using the 2 × 32 active coil configuration. This is attributed to the side band sets including only one of the dominant unstable RWMs and avoiding coupling to resonant modes. Analog proportional-integral- derivative controllers are used in the feedback system. Regimes with different values of the proportional gain are studied. The requirement of the proportional-integral control for low proportional gain and proportional- derivative control for high proportional gain is seen in the experiments.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 48, no 1, 1-14 p.
Algorithms, Parallel processing systems, Plasma applications, Three term control systems
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5429DOI: 10.1088/0741-3335/48/1/001ISI: 000235451100002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-29244450166OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5429DiVA: diva2:9791
QC 201009202006-03-082006-03-082012-03-22Bibliographically approved