Electro-mechanical connection system for ITER in-vessel magnetic sensors

Andrea Rizzolo, Matteo Brombin, Winder Gonzalez, Nicolò Marconato, Simone Peruzzo, Shakeib Arshad, Yunxing Ma, George Vayakis, Adrian Williams

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This paper presents the preliminary design of the “In-Vessel Magnetic platform”, which is a subsystem of the magnetic diagnostics formed by all the components necessary for guaranteeing the thermo-mechanical interface of the actual magnetic sensors with the vacuum vessel (VV), their protection and the electrical connection to the in-vessel wiring for the transmission of the detected signal with a minimum level of noise. The design has been developed in order to comply with different functional requirements: the mechanical attachment to the VV; the electrical connection to the in-vessel wiring; efficient heat transfer to the VV; the compatibility with Remote Handling (RH) system for replacement; the integration of metrology features for post-installation control; the Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) shielding from Electron Cyclotron Heating (ECH) stray radiation without compromising the sensor pass band (15 kHz). Significant effort has been dedicated to develop the CAD model, integrated within the ITER In-Vessel configuration model, taking care of the geometrical compliance with the Blanket modules (modified in order to accommodate the magnetic sensors in suitable grooves) and the RH compatibility. Thorough thermo-mechanical and electro-magnetic Finite Element Method (FEM) analyses have been performed to assess the reliability of the system in standard and off-normal operating conditions for the low frequency magnetic sensors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201 - 206
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Rizzolo, A., Brombin, M., Gonzalez, W., Marconato, N., Peruzzo, S., Arshad, S., ... Williams, A. (2016). Electro-mechanical connection system for ITER in-vessel magnetic sensors. Fusion Engineering and Design, 109-111, 201 - 206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2016.03.027