The prototype radio frequency source of the ITER heating neutral beams will be first tested in SPIDER test facility to optimize H-production, cesium dynamics, and overall plasma characteristics. Several diagnostics will allow to fully characterise the beam in terms of uniformity and divergence and the source, besides supporting a safe and controlled operation. In particular, thermal measurements will be used for beam monitoring and system protection. SPIDER will be instrumented with mineral insulated cable thermocouples, both on the grids, on other components of the beam source, and on the rear side of the beam dump water cooled elements. This paper deals with the final design and the technical specification of the thermal sensor diagnostic for SPIDER. In particular the layout of the diagnostic, together with the sensors distribution in the different components, the cables routing and the conditioning and acquisition cubicles are described.
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Brombin, M., Dalla Palma, M., Pasqualotto, R., & Pomaro, N. (2016). Final design of thermal diagnostic system in SPIDER ion source. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(11), -. [11D433]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4961077