Advanced feedback control methods in EXTRAP T2R reversed field pinch

D. Yadikin, P.R. Brunsell, R. Paccagnella

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Abstract

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 td≈ 10τwis 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. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Article number072109
Pages (from-to)-
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Yadikin, D., Brunsell, P. R., & Paccagnella, R. (2006). Advanced feedback control methods in EXTRAP T2R reversed field pinch. Physics of Plasmas, 13(7), -. [072109]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2241980