Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 13, 3405117 (2018)

Regular Articles

Estimation of Plasma Emission Transition Using Hidden Markov Model
Shota NAKAGAWA1), Teruhisa HOCHIN1,2), Hiroki NOMIYA1) and Hideya NAKANISHI2)
Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto 606-8585, Japan
National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292, Japan
(Received 27 December 2017 / Accepted 8 August 2018 / Published 25 September 2018)


This study proposes a method for estimating plasma-emission transitions from plasma-emission videos using a hidden Markov model (HMM). The proposed method retrieves similar videos and learns model parameters from them. The plasma-emission characteristics that we have employed are color, brightness, position, shape, and the speed at which the brightness of a plasma emissions changes. Multiple HMMs based on these plasma-emission characteristics are employed to represent the plasma-emission patterns. The anticipated plasma-emission transitions are estimated using state-transition probabilities from the generated model. Experimental results are used to confirm that the proposed methods are effective in identifying similar plasma videos and estimating probable future states of the plasma.


hidden Markov model, video, plasma, similarity, estimation

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.13.3405117


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