ECRH for JET: A feasibility study

Morten Lennholm, Gerardo Giruzzi, Alan Parkin, Francis Bouquey, Harald Braune, Alex Bruschi, Elena De La Luna, Gregory Denisov, Trevor Edlington, Daniela Farina, Jonathan Farthing, Lorenzo Figini, Saul Garavaglia, Jeronimo Garcia, Thomas Gerbaud, Gustavo Granucci, Mark Henderson, Lorne Horton, Walter Kasparek, Pankaj KhilarMike Jennison, N. Kirneva, Dimitry Kislov, Aleksander Kuyanov, Xavier Litaudon, Alexander G. Litvak, Alessandro Moro, Silvana Nowak, Vasili Parail, Burkhard Plaum, Fernanda Rimini, Gabriella Saibene, Adrianus Sips, Carlo Sozzi, Peter Späh, Elena Trukhina, Alessandro Vaccaro, Victor Vdovin

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For JET to fulfil its mission in preparing ITER operation, the installation of an electron cyclotron resonance heating system on JET would be desirable. The study described in this paper has investigated the feasibility of installing such a system on JET. The principal goals of such a system are: current drive over a range of radii for NTM stabilization, sawtooth control and current profile tailoring and central electron heating to equilibrate electron and ion temperatures in high performance discharges. The study concluded that a 12 gyrotron, 10 MW, system at the ITER frequency (170 GHz) adapted for fields of 2.7-3.3 T would be appropriate for the operation planned in JET. An antenna allowing toroidal and poloidal steering over a wide range is being designed, using the ITER upper launcher steering mechanism. The use of ITER diamond windows and transmission line technology is suggested while power supply solutions partially reusing existing JET power supplies are proposed. Detailed planning shows that such a system can be operational in about 5 years from the time that the decision to proceed is taken. The cost and required manpower associated with implementing such a system on JET has also been estimated. © 2011 EURATOM. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)805 - 809
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number6-8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
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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Lennholm, M., Giruzzi, G., Parkin, A., Bouquey, F., Braune, H., Bruschi, A., ... Vdovin, V. (2011). ECRH for JET: A feasibility study. Fusion Engineering and Design, 86(6-8), 805 - 809.