Automated estimation of L/H transition times at JET by combining Bayesian statistics and support vector machines

J. Vega, A. Murari, G. Vagliasindi, G.A. Ratt

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This paper describes a pattern recognition method for off-line estimation of both L/H and H/L transition times in JET. The technique is based on a combined classifier to identify the confinement regime (L or H) at any time instant during a discharge. The classifier is a combination of two different classification systems: a Bayesian classifier whose likelihood is computed by means of a non-parametric statistical classifier (Parzen window) and a support vector machine classifier. They are combined through a fuzzy aggregation operator, in particular the Einstein sum. The success rate achieved exceeds 99% for the L to H transition and 96% for the H to L transition. The estimation of transition times is accomplished by following the temporal evolution of the confinement regimes. © 2009 IAEA, Vienna.
Original languageEnglish
Article number085023
Pages (from-to)-
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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