UKAEA Journals

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)04

In preparation for the upcoming MAST-U campaign, pedestal stability of spherical tokamaks is revisited by investigating standard H-mode discharges on MAST. As a step beyond previous studies, both ion and electron profiles are used for obtaining equilibria and a diverse set of pedestals is evaluated. Stability analysis with the ELITE and CGYRO co…

Preprint
2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)62

Reconstructions of plasma equilibria using magnetic sensors and a Dα constraint were routine during operation of the MAST spherical tokamak, but reconstructions using kinetic profiles was not. These are necessary for stability and disruption analysis of the MAST database, as well as going forward for operation in the upgrade to the device, MAST-U.…

Preprint
2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)67

Disruption prediction and avoidance is a critical need for next-step tokamaks such as ITER. The Disruption Event Characterization and Forecasting Code (DECAF) is used to fully automate analysis of tokamak data to determine chains of events that lead to disruptions and to forecast their evolution allowing sufficient time for mitigation or full av…

Preprint
2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)78

A new inversion technique is presented for the identification of plasma filaments in wide-angle visible camera data. Direct inversion of camera data onto a field aligned basis is a poorly conditioned problem which is overcome by breaking the analysis into a `psuedo-inversion’ step followed by a `point spread function correction’ step. Camera …

Preprint Published
2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)34

Reduced models coupled to time-dependent axisymmetric vacuum field calculations are used to develop the prefill and feed-forward coil current targets required for reliable direct induction (DI) startup on the new MA-class spherical tokamaks, MAST-U and NSTX-U. The calculations are constrained by operational limits unique to each device, such as the…

Preprint Published