Main design features and challenges of the ITER-like ICRF antenna for JET

F. Durodié, Ph. Chappuis, J. Fanthome, R.H. Goulding, J. Hosea, P.U. Lamalle, A. Lorenz, M.P.S. Nightingale, L. Semeraro, F. Wesner

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The ITER-like ICRF antenna for JET aims at validating novel antenna design principles in conditions as relevant as possible to ITER by coupling about 7.2 MW to an ELMy H-mode plasma on JET in the frequency range from 30 to 55 MHz. The power density, about 8 MW/m2, for a given maximum voltage in the circuit is maximized using poloidally short straps and the resilience to fast varying RF loads by matching pairs of straps by a so-called conjugate-T. The paper reports the main characteristics of the final design as well as the main challenges encountered during the design and testing phase of the key components. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223 - 228
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Durodié, F., Chappuis, P., Fanthome, J., Goulding, R. H., Hosea, J., Lamalle, P. U., ... Wesner, F. (2005). Main design features and challenges of the ITER-like ICRF antenna for JET. Fusion Engineering and Design, 74(1-4), 223 - 228.