New receiving line for the remote-steering antenna of the 140 GHz CTS diagnostics in the FTU Tokamak

O. D'Arcangelo, W. Bin, A. Bruschi, M. Cappelli, F. Fanale, G. Gittini, F. Pallotta, G. Rocchi, O. Tudisco, S. Garavaglia, G. Granucci, A. Moro, A.A. Tuccillo

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A new receiving antenna for collecting signals of the Collective Thomson Scattering (CTS) diagnostics in FTU Tokamak has been recently installed. The squared corrugated section and the precisely defined length make it possible to receive from different directions by remotely steering the receiving mirrors. This type of Remote-Steering (RS) antennas, being studied on FTU for the DEMO Electron Cyclotron Heating (ECH) system launch, is already installed on the W7- X stellarator and will be tested in the next campaign. The transmission of the signal from the antenna in the tokamak hall to the CTS diagnostics hall will be mainly realized by means of oversized circular corrugated waveguides carrying the hybrid HE11 (quasi-gaussian) waveguide mode, with inclusion of a special smooth-waveguide section and a short run of reduced-size square-corrugated waveguide through the tokamak bio-shield. The coupling between different waveguide types is made with ellipsoidal focusing mirrors, using quasi-optical matching formulas between the gaussian-shaped beams in input and output to the waveguides. In this work, after a complete study of feasibility of the overall line, a design for the receiving line will be proposed, in order to realize an executive layout to be used as a guideline for the commissioning phase.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberC01012
Pages (from-to)-
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Physics

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D'Arcangelo, O., Bin, W., Bruschi, A., Cappelli, M., Fanale, F., Gittini, G., Pallotta, F., Rocchi, G., Tudisco, O., Garavaglia, S., Granucci, G., Moro, A., & Tuccillo, A. A. (2018). New receiving line for the remote-steering antenna of the 140 GHz CTS diagnostics in the FTU Tokamak. Journal of Instrumentation, 13(1), -. [C01012].