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—The real-time reconstruction of the plasma magnetic equilibrium in a Tokamak is a key point to access high performance regimes. Indeed, the shape of the plasma current density profile is a direct output of the reconstruction and has a leading effect for reaching a steady-state high performance regime of operation. In this paper we present the methodology(More)
Real time control of many plasma parameters will be an essential aspect in the development of reliable high performance operation of Next Step Tokamaks. The main prerequisites for any feedback scheme are the precise real-time determination of the quantities to be controlled, requiring top quality and highly reliable diagnostics, and the availability of(More)
1. Introduction Real-time control of the plasma profiles (current density, pressure and flow) is one of the major issues for sustaining internal transport barriers (ITB) in a high performance plasma, with a large bootstrap current fraction. Indeed, the controllability of the proposed advanced scenarii must be demonstrated to envisage steady state operation(More)
Eddy currents flowing in the conductive structures surrounding the plasma in a tokamak affect magnetic measurements (magnetic fields and fluxes at given points), which are used to estimate plasma quantities such as plasma toroidal current, position and shape. Due to their spatial distribution and their fast variations, eddy currents are difficult sources to(More)
Preprint of Paper to be submitted for publication in Control Engineering Practice " This document is intended for publication in the open literature. It is made available on the understanding that it may not be further circulated and extracts or references may not be published prior to publication of the original when applicable, or without the consent of(More)
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