Non-linear control of the plasma vertical position in a tokamak
The thesis describes the design of a novel non-linear controller for the plasma vertical position in a Tokamak that maximizes the stability region and is robust to certain disturbances and measurement noise.
The plasma vertical position in a Tokamak can be open loop unstable with time-varying dynamics. The limitation in the output power of the control amplifier makes the time varying unstable system particularly difficult to control. Fixed-coefficient linear controllers usually fai...Expand abstract
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- University of Oxford
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- Luigi Scibile
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- This thesis was digitised thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky.
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