A new laser based inspection system (LIVVS) has been developed by ENEA for periodic in-vessel inspection in large fusion machines. The design has been taking into account the radiation levels, operating temperatures and pressures foreseen in large European fusion machines such as JET (Joint European Torus) and ITER (International Thermo-nuclear Experimental Reactor). Tests on the LIVVS mock-up are in progress in order to assess the mechanical, optical and electronic performances, and so to measure the system accuracy. Following a detailed mechanical description, preliminary results are reviewed and discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering
Talarico, C., Baldarelli, M., Coletti, A., Lupini, S., Neri, C., Riva, M., & Semeraro, L. (2000). Laser in vessel viewing system for activated areas: Mechanical design, manufacturing and tests. Fusion Engineering and Design, 51-52, 1001 - 1006. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0920-3796(00)00415-4