High-power tests of a remote steering launcher mock-up at 140 GHz

B. Plaum, G. Gantenbein, W. Kasparek, K. Schwörer, M. Grünert, H. Braune, V. Erckmann, F. Hollmann, L. Jonitz, H. Laqua, G. Michel, F. Noke, F. Purps, A. Bruschi, S. Cirant, F. Gandini, A.G.A. Verhoeven

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This paper reports the results of the high-power test of a remote steering launcher mock-up at 140 GHz, which were performed at the ECRH installation for the future stellarator W7-X at IPP Greifswald. The mock-up test system consists of a 6.62 m long corrugated square waveguide with a steerable optic at the entrance and various diagnostics at the exit of the waveguide. A straight and a dog-leg version of the launcher were investigated. The high-power tests of the straight setup have been performed with powers up to P0= 700 kW (typically 500 kW) and pulse lengths of up to 10 seconds. For both polarizations (parallel and perpendicular to the steering plane), no arcing was observed in spite of the fact, that the experiments were performed under ambient atmospheric conditions. After the integration of 2 mitre bends in the setup, arcing limited the usable parameter range. The ohmic loss PΩof the waveguide was measured via the temperature increase of the waveguide wall, and was used to calibrate the calculated angular dependence of the total ohmic losses of the waveguide. Short-pulse radiation pattern measurements with thermographic recording show high beam quality and confirm the steering range of -12°< φ < 12°. © © 2005 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120 - 129
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Plaum, B., Gantenbein, G., Kasparek, W., Schwörer, K., Grünert, M., Braune, H., ... Verhoeven, A. G. A. (2005). High-power tests of a remote steering launcher mock-up at 140 GHz. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 25(1), 120 - 129. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/25/1/016