EC power management in ITER for NTM control: the path from the commissioning phase to demonstration discharges
1 Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 08543, USA
2 ITER Organization, St Paul Les Durance, France
3 Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, Milano, Italy
4 Max-Planck-Institute fur Plasmaphysiks, 85748 Garching, Germany
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Published online: 23 October 2017
Time dependent simulations that evolve consistently the magnetic equilibrium and plasma pressure profiles and the width and frequency rotation of magnetic islands under the effect of the Electron Cyclotron feedback system are used to assess whether the control of NTMs on ITER is compatible with other simulataneous functionalities of the EC system, like core heating and current profile tailoring, or sawtooth control. Results indicate that the power needs for control can be reduced if the EC power is reserved and if pre-emptive control is used as opposed to an active search for an already developed island.
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