PSFC Seminar: M. de Baar
Monday, October 19, 2020 at 10:00am to 11:00amVirtual Event
A systems and control perspective on fusion plasmas
Marco de Baar, Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER)
Abstract: The control parameters and associated processes for a fusion reactor are identified and classified in seven control categories. Basic control concepts are introduced. A short historical overview is given of the developments in modern systems and control theory and control engineering. The state-of-the-art of the field of fusion plasma control for the 7 categories. Special emphasis will be put on those developments that are relevant for Nuclear Fusion research in general and - if time allows - for the SPARC programme in particular.