Conceptual design of a generic pulse schedule and event handling editor for improved fusion device operation

Oliviero Barana, Rémy Nouailletas, Sylvain Brémond, Philippe Moreau, Ludovic Allegretti, Stéphane Balme, Nathalie Ravenel, Simone Mannori, Bernard Guillerminet, Fabrice Leroux, David Douai, Eric Nardon, Patrick Hertout, François Saint-Laurent

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Coping with unexpected events is an important issue of nuclear fusion experiments. The future machines, characterized by very long plasma discharges and actively cooled metallic plasma-facing components, will require a systematic intervention in real time, in order to maximize the performance and protect the investment. The real-time management of events will require extending the functionalities of the current pulse schedule editors with the possibility of using reference waveforms provided with acceptability margins and setting up advanced mitigation strategies and event countermeasures. With this purpose, a new pulse schedule editor, based on a time-segment approach for the preparation of experimental scenarios, is being conceived on Tore Supra, together with a new plasma control system. This paper will report on their conceptual design and give account of the preliminary results of a feasibility study currently under way in order to prepare a possible implementation on Tore Supra. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1078 - 1081
Number of pages4
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number6-8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Barana, O., Nouailletas, R., Brémond, S., Moreau, P., Allegretti, L., Balme, S., ... Saint-Laurent, F. (2013). Conceptual design of a generic pulse schedule and event handling editor for improved fusion device operation. Fusion Engineering and Design, 88(6-8), 1078 - 1081.