CEA contribution to the ITER ICRH antenna design

J.M. Bernard, A. Argouarch, G. Berger-By, C. Brun, F. Clairet, L. Colas, C. Dechelle, F. Durodié, M. Firdaouss, F. Ferlay, J.C. Giacalone, J. Hillairet, J. Jacquot, D. Keller, D. Milanesio, M. Missirlian, M. Shannon, A. Simonetto

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The ITER ion-cyclotron range of frequency (ICRH) heating system is required to couple 20 MW of power in the frequency range 40-55 MHz for a large range of scenarios with Edge Localized Modes. To mitigate the associated risks, it is foreseen to design and install on ITER two port-plug antennas for a total of 20 MW coupled power on long pulse operation [1]. The CEA activity to this antenna design within the CYCLE consortium was focused on the Faraday screen design (Fig. 1) and associated radio frequency (RF) sheath modelling, the reflectometers design for edge density measurement in the antenna vicinity and a contribution to the remote handling/tooling of the antenna. This paper is an overview of each item and proposes some R&D activities on key components. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)950 - 955
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number6-8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Bernard, J. M., Argouarch, A., Berger-By, G., Brun, C., Clairet, F., Colas, L., ... Simonetto, A. (2013). CEA contribution to the ITER ICRH antenna design. Fusion Engineering and Design, 88(6-8), 950 - 955. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2013.01.040