Can better modelling improve tokamak control?

J. B. Lister, P. Vyas, D. J. Ward, R. Albanese, G. Ambrosino, M. Ariola, F. Villone, A. Coutlis, D. J.N. Limebeer, J. P. Wainwright

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The control of present day tokamaks usually relies upon primitive modelling and TCV is used to illustrate this. A counter example is provided by the successful implementation of high order SISO controllers on COMPASS-D. Suitable models of tokamaks are required to exploit the potential of modern control techniques. A physics based MIMO model of TCV is presented and validated with experimental closed loop responses. A system identified open loop model is also presented. An enhanced controller based on these models is designed and the performance improvements discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3679-3684
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 36th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Part 1 (of 5) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 10 Dec 199712 Dec 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization


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