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Real-time Display System to Monitor Plasma Shape and Position During the Discharge of the Tokamak
International Journal of Engineering Management
Volume 3, Issue 1, June 2019, Pages: 12-16
Received: Jun. 6, 2019; Accepted: Jul. 10, 2019; Published: Jul. 24, 2019
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Md Mahbub Alam, Institute of Computer Science, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Agargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md Dulal Hossain, Institute of Computer Science, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Agargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md Shafiul Alam Chowdhury, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Uttara University, Uttara, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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A novel, efficient and precise real-time display system to monitor the plasma shape and position during the discharge of the tokamak has been offered in this study for the observation of the continuous behavior of the plasma that is produced inside the vacuum vessel. The observed behavior of the plasma can provide indications for the control and operation of the tokamak to achieve long time discharge. The display system can display the plasma cross-sectional view of the last closed flux surface (LCFS) with the position of the vacuum vessel wall and the X-points position with the setting of the divertor plates at a big screen in real-time. The display system offers not only the visual image of the plasma but also time evolution graphs of various plasma parameters such as the plasma current (IP), poloidal field coils currents (IPF), emission of Hα, transport of the oxygen impurity, major radius (R), minor radius (a), plasma elongation (κ) and triangularity (δ) in real-time. For the remote participation to the experiments, the display system has a subsystem that can record the entire display frame and the time evolution graphs of the various plasma parameters as video files. The recorded video files are accessible through online by the remote participants during the operation of the tokamak. In addition, the display system has an emergency safety notification system that can identify the critical condition of the tokamak during its operation and can notify the occurrences of any critical or abnormal situations by generating an alarm. The overall display system and its subsystems have been designed and integrated with the real-time hardware equipment of the National Instruments Corporation (NI) and the entire data acquisition and computational systems have been developed by the LabVIEW programming Language.
Display System, Long Time Discharge, Plasma Shape, Position, Real-time, Tokamak, Safety Notification System
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Md Mahbub Alam, Md Dulal Hossain, Md Shafiul Alam Chowdhury, Real-time Display System to Monitor Plasma Shape and Position During the Discharge of the Tokamak, International Journal of Engineering Management. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2019, pp. 12-16. doi: 10.11648/j.ijem.20190301.13
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