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Improvement of a high current DC power supply system for testing the large scaled superconducting cables and magnets

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12 Author(s)
Yamada, S. ; Nat. Inst. for Fusion Sci., Gifu, Japan ; Chikaraishi, H. ; Tanahashi, S. ; Mito, T.
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A DC 75 kA power supply system was constructed to test the SC (superconducting) R&D (research and development) cables and magnets for the Large Helical Device (LHD). It consists of three 25 kA unit banks. A unit bank has two double-star-rectifier connections with the inter-phase reactors. A digital feedback control method is applied to the automatic current regulation (ACR) in each unit bank. For shortening the dead time of the feedback process, a new algorithm of a digital phase controller for the ACR is investigated. A Bode diagram of the feedback process is directly measured. It is confirmed that the dead time of the feedback process is reduced to one sixth, and that the feedback gain of PID (proportional, integral and differential) compensation is improved by a factor of two from the original method

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 4 )