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22-27 October 2018
Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre
Asia/Kolkata timezone

Real-Time Feedback Control System for Plasma Position Stabilisation in ADITYA-U Tokamak

24 Oct 2018, 08:30
Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre

Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre

Gandhinagar (nearest Airport: Ahmedabad), India
Poster FIP - Fusion Engineering, Integration and Power Plant Design P3 Posters


Mr ROHIT KUMAR (Institute For Plasma Research)


The ADITYA-U tokamak (R0 = 0.75 m, a = 0.25 m) is designed to have shaped plasmas in both single and double null diverter configurations. It is quite well known that sustaining a shaped plasma in tokamak requires very good plasma column position control, both horizontal and vertical. A proportional–integral–derivative (PID) based control system has been designed and operated to achieve horizontal and vertical plasma positions control in ADITYA-U tokamak. In this control system, the transfer function model [1] of control power supply and different position diagnostics has been incorporated such that whole system fulfils the stability criteria of the whole control system. In order to incorporate effect of change in radius of plasma column and the vessel eddy current on the position measurements, new adaptive techniques [2] are incorporated to achieve plasma position regulation with minimum error. Detailed comparisons have been carried out between the results obtained with the conventional PID approach and adaptive method approach. Furthermore, the system has been trained to take appropriate actions during the disruption or plasma failure in the tokamak. The complete system has been rigorously tested with sample signals before implementing to the ADITYA-U plasma discharges. The control system is integrated to the composite plasma control system of ADITYA –U. The complete design, installation, operation, training of the system along with all the relevant testing will be presented in the paper.
Paper Number FIP/P3-58
Country or International Organization India

Primary author

Mr ROHIT KUMAR (Institute For Plasma Research)


Mr Balakrishnan V (IPR) Mr Chet Narayan Gupta (IPR) Mr Devilal Kumawat (Institute for plasma Research Bhat Gandhinagar) Dr Joydeep Ghosh (Institute for Plasma Research) Mr Kunal Shah (IPR) Ms Minsha Shah (IPR) Mr Moti Makwana (IPR) Mr Praveenlal E.V (IPR) Mr Rakesh Tanna (Institute For Plasma Research) Mr Sathyanaryana K (IPR) Mr Suman Aich (Scientific officer C) Mr Tanmay Macwan (Institute for Plasma Research) Ms pramila gautam (ipr) Mr shivam gupta (ipr)

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