Reference design of the power supply system for the resistive-wall-mode control in JT-60SA

Alberto Ferro, Elena Gaio, Luca Novello, Makoto Matsukawa, Katsuhiro Shimada, Yoichi Kawamata, Manabu Takechi

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The mission of JT-60SA, the satellite Tokamak under construction in Naka (Japan), includes the attainment of steady-state high-beta plasmas. For this purpose, an active control system based on 18 in-vessel sector coils (SC) is foreseen to suppress the resistive wall modes (RWM). Each coil will be independently fed by a dedicated converter, rated for 300 A and 240 V, which has to produce the required current/voltage following in real time the reference provided by the JT-60SA MHD Controller. To minimize the current rating, these converters shall be sufficiently fast to avoid an excessive growth of the RWM. This requires a very high dynamic performance, largely beyond that of standard industrial applications. This paper firstly reports the latest results of the studies on the requirements of the RWM active control system. Then, the reference design of the power supply system is presented, including the ac/dc conversion stage, the fast converters and the control section. The advantages of the proposed scheme are discussed and the main electrical parameters are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1053 - 1057
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Ferro, A., Gaio, E., Novello, L., Matsukawa, M., Shimada, K., Kawamata, Y., & Takechi, M. (2015). Reference design of the power supply system for the resistive-wall-mode control in JT-60SA. Fusion Engineering and Design, 98-99, 1053 - 1057.