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— Magnetic confinement fusion (MCF) research ambitiously endeavours to develop a major future energy source. MCF power plant designs, typically some variation on the toka-mak, unfortunately suffer from magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) instabilities. One unstable mode is known as the resistive-wall mode (RWM) which is a macroscopically global type of perturbation(More)
— In this paper, we investigate the stability problems and control issues that occur in a reversed-field pinch (RFP) device, EXTRAP-T2R (T2R), used for research in fusion plasma physics and general plasma (ionized gas) dynamics. The plant exhibits, among other things, magnetohydrodynamic instabilities known as resistive-wall modes (RWMs), growing on a(More)
Location-based services often include showing Points-Of-Interest on a map and rely on the availability of geo-contextual data. In Pervasive Games, the players' context can be integrated with the game. Games of this character can be used in order to motivate users to collect Points-Of-Interest. This report describes the process of developing a concept and a(More)
— A particular cascade structure system identification problem is formulated for the purpose of characterising the vacuum-plasma response for a magnetic confinement fusion experiment. A predictor-form closed-loop subspace system identification approach is advocated due to (i) plant instability (ii) sizes of input-output vectors and (iii) inherent(More)
The reversed-field pinch (RFP) EXTRAP-T2R (T2R) is a plasma physics experiment with particular relevance for magnetic confinement fusion (MCF) research. T2R is very well equipped for investigations of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) instabilities known as resistive-wall modes (RWMs), growing on a time-scale set by a surrounding non-perfectly conducting shell. The(More)
This letter presents a summary of [1], where we investigated the stability problems and control issues that occur in a reversed-field pinch (RFP) device, EXTRAP-T2R, used for research in fusion plasma physics and general plasma (ionized gas) dynamics. The plant exhibits, among other things, magnetohydrodynamic instabilities known as resistive-wall modes(More)
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