Iter in vessel viewing system design and assessment activities

C. Neri, P. Costa, M. Ferri De Collibus, M. Florean, G. Mugnaini, M. Pillon, F. Pollastrone, P. Rossi

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The In Vessel Viewing System (IVVS) is fundamental remote handling equipment, which will be used to make a survey of the status of the blanket first wall and divertor plasma facing components. A prototype of a laser In Vessel Viewing and ranging System was developed and tested at ENEA laboratories in Frascati under EFDA task agreements, it is able to perform sub-millimetric bi-dimensional and three-dimensional images inside ITER during maintenance procedure allowing the evaluation of the state and damages of the in-vessel surface. The present prototype has been designed to operate under room conditions and starting from springtime 2009 a Grant with F4E is in progress for the design and the assessment of the IVVS system for ITER, keeping in account all the environmental conditions and constraints. © 2011 EURATOM ENEA Association - ENEA Fusion Unit. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1954 - 1957
Number of pages4
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number9-11
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Neri, C., Costa, P., Ferri De Collibus, M., Florean, M., Mugnaini, G., Pillon, M., ... Rossi, P. (2011). Iter in vessel viewing system design and assessment activities. Fusion Engineering and Design, 86(9-11), 1954 - 1957.