Embedded sensors have been designed for installation on the components of the MITICA beamline, the prototype ITER neutral beam injector (Megavolt ITER Injector and Concept Advancement), to derive characteristics of the particle beam and to monitor the component conditions during operation for protection and thermal control. Along the beamline, the components interacting with the particle beam are the neutralizer, the residual ion dump, and the calorimeter. The design and the positioning of sensors on each component have been developed considering the expected beamsurface interaction including non-ideal and off-normal conditions. The arrangement of the following instrumentation is presented: Thermal sensors, strain gages, electrostatic probes including secondary emission detectors, grounding shunt for electrical currents, and accelerometers.
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Dalla Palma, M., Pasqualotto, R., Sartori, E., Spagnolo, S., Spolaore, M., & Veltri, P. (2016). In-vacuum sensors for the beamline components of the ITER neutral beam test facility. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(11), -. [11D417]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4959954