PROTO-SPHERA is a magnetic confinement device for controlled fusion experiments which forms a plasma spherical torus not around a metal centerpost (as in spherical tokamaks), but around a plasma centerpost. Thanks to a vacuum vessel in polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) transparent to visible light, a system of six fast visible light cameras has been implemented around the PROTO-SPHERA experiment so as to perform an optical tomography. To do so, synchronous triggered frames acquisition and exposure time control have been performed using the MARTe2 software framework. Also, a proper calibration/reconstruction of each line of sight for all the cameras has been implemented, so as to compute a 3D representation of the vessel. A 2D tomography inversion of the plasma column equatorial plane has been performed under the consideration that the value of each pixel represents the integrated brightness along its line of sight. The camera acquisition system, the experimental setup and the obtained results will be presented.

Optical tomography of the plasma on the PROTO-SPHERA experiment

Iafrati M.;Liuzza D.;Boncagni L.;Micozzi P.;Alladio F.
2021

Abstract

PROTO-SPHERA is a magnetic confinement device for controlled fusion experiments which forms a plasma spherical torus not around a metal centerpost (as in spherical tokamaks), but around a plasma centerpost. Thanks to a vacuum vessel in polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) transparent to visible light, a system of six fast visible light cameras has been implemented around the PROTO-SPHERA experiment so as to perform an optical tomography. To do so, synchronous triggered frames acquisition and exposure time control have been performed using the MARTe2 software framework. Also, a proper calibration/reconstruction of each line of sight for all the cameras has been implemented, so as to compute a 3D representation of the vessel. A 2D tomography inversion of the plasma column equatorial plane has been performed under the consideration that the value of each pixel represents the integrated brightness along its line of sight. The camera acquisition system, the experimental setup and the obtained results will be presented.
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