Advanced feedback control methods in EXTRAP T2R
2006 (English)In: Physics of Plasmas, ISSN 1070-664X, Vol. 13, no 7, 072109- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Previous experiments in the EXTRAP T2R reversed field pinch device have shown the possibility of suppression of multiple resistive wall modes (RWM). A feedback system has been installed in EXTRAP T2R having 100% coverage of the toroidal surface by the active coil array. Predictions based on theory and the previous experimental results show that the number of active coils should be sufficient for independent stabilization of all unstable RWMs in the EXTRAP T2R. Experiments using different feedback schemes are performed, comparing the intelligent shell, the fake rotating shell, and the mode control with complex feedback gains. Stabilization of all unstable RWMs throughout the discharge duration of t(d)approximate to 10 tau(w) is seen using the intelligent shell feedback scheme. Mode rotation and the control of selected Fourier harmonics is obtained simultaneously using the mode control scheme with complex gains. Different sensor signals are studied. A feedback system with toroidal magnetic field sensors could have an advantage of lower feedback gain needed for the RWM suppression compared to the system with radial magnetic field sensors. In this study, RWM suppression is demonstrated, using also the toroidal field component as a sensor signal in the feedback system.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 13, no 7, 072109- p.
Electric discharges; Feedback control; Magnetic fields; Sensors; Stabilization; Surface properties
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5430DOI: 10.1063/1.2241980ISI: 000239424400010ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33746926012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5430DiVA: diva2:9792
QC 20100826. Ändrat från submitted till published (20100826)2006-03-082006-03-082012-03-22Bibliographically approved