An overview of the ITER electron cyclotron H&CD system

M. Henderson, F. Albajar, S. Alberti, U. Baruah, T. Bigelow, B. Becket, R. Bertizzolo, T. Bonicelli, A. Bruschi, J. Caughman, R. Chavan, S. Cirant, A. Collazos, C. Darbos, M. De Baar, G. Denisov, D. Farina, F. Gandini, T. Gassman, T.P. GoodmanR. Heidinger, J.P. Hogge, O. Jean, K. Kajiwara, W. Kasparek, A. Kasugai, S. Kern, N. Kobayashi, J.D. Landis, A. Moro, C. Nazare, J. Oda, I. Paganakis, P. Platania, B. Plaum, E. Poli, L. Porte, B. Piosczyk, G. Ramponi, S.L. Rao, D. Rasmussen, D. Ronden, G. Saibene, K. Sakamoto, F. Sanchez, T. Scherer, M. Shapiro, C. Sozzi, P. Spaeh, D. Straus, O. Sauter, K. Takahashi, A. Tanga, R. Temkin, M. Thumm, M.Q. Tran, H. Zohm, C. Zucca

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Abstract

This Paper reviews the design and functionality of the 24MW 170GHz electron cyclotron heating and current drive system being planned for the ITER Tokamak. The sub-systems (power supplies, gyrotrons, transmission lines and launcher antennas) are described based on present day technologies, while on-going R&D provides component and sub-system testing with the possibility of increasing the reliability of the overall EC system. Modifications to the steering ranges of the launching antennas are under investigation that can improve the functional capabilities of the EC system without increasing cost and relaxing the engineering constraints. © 2009 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event34th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2009 - , Korea, Republic of
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …

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Conference34th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2009
CountryKorea, Republic of
Period1/1/09 → …

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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Henderson, M., Albajar, F., Alberti, S., Baruah, U., Bigelow, T., Becket, B., ... Zucca, C. (2009). An overview of the ITER electron cyclotron H&CD system. Paper presented at 34th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2009, Korea, Republic of. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIMW.2009.5325524