High-priority prototype testing in support of system-level design development of the ITER radial neutron camera

M. Riva, B. Esposito, D. Marocco, M. Cecconello, J. Kotula, F. Moro, F. Belli, D. Bocian, P. Carvalho, C. Centioli, T. Cieslik, S. Conroy, N. Cruz, M. Curylo, A. Fernandes, L. Di Pace, A. Hjalmarsson, R. Kantor, A. Lampasi, G. MazzoneF. Pompili, R.C. Pereira, S. Podda, F. Pollastrone, B. Santos, A. Zimbal, B. Brichard

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This paper describes the high-priority testing activities supporting the ITER radial neutron camera (RNC) design, performed by a consortium of European institutes within a framework contract placed by fusion for energy, the ITER European Domestic Agency. The main role of the RNC is to measure the uncollided 14- and 2.5-MeV neutrons from deuterium-tritium and deuterium-deuterium fusion reactions through an array of flux monitors/spectrometers located in collimated lines of sight viewing the plasma through the ITER equatorial port plug #1. The line-integrated neutron fluxes will be used to evaluate, through reconstruction techniques, the radial profile of the neutrons emitted per unit time and volume (neutron emissivity) and, therefore, the neutron yield and the alpha particles' birth profile. The activity of high-priority testing is dedicated to the preparation and the design of experimental test environment, the conduction of appropriate tests and reporting of test results for the high-priority prototypes, clarifying or verifying the expected key function and system behavior, and enhancing learning on specific issues (potential showstoppers).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1291 - 1297
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Riva, M., Esposito, B., Marocco, D., Cecconello, M., Kotula, J., Moro, F., Belli, F., Bocian, D., Carvalho, P., Centioli, C., Cieslik, T., Conroy, S., Cruz, N., Curylo, M., Fernandes, A., Di Pace, L., Hjalmarsson, A., Kantor, R., Lampasi, A., ... Brichard, B. (2018). High-priority prototype testing in support of system-level design development of the ITER radial neutron camera. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 46(5), 1291 - 1297. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2018.2795647