On the present status of the EU demo H&CD systems, technology, functions and mix

T. Franke, K. Avramidis, J. Jelonnek, G. Granucci, M. Kalsey, J.-M. Noterdaeme, A. Simonin, P. Sonato, M.Q. Tran

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Under the umbrella of the EUROfusion Consortium and within the Power Plant Physics and Technology (PPPT) Conceptual Design Activities, the project Heating and Current Drive (H&CD) conducts a number of design activities and developments for a next generation clean and environmental friendly, long pulsed (∼2 hours) Demonstration fusion power plant (DEMO). This paper covers the results of the most important state-of-The-Art and cutting edge technologies for the H&CD systems, as defined in the European Fusion Roadmap and in more detail specified in the Annual Work Plans (AWPs) in the Work-Package H&CD (WPHCD): (i) Gyrotron developments up to 240 GHz with multi-stage-depressed collector (MSDC) energy recovery for the Electron Cyclotron (EC) system; (ii) Neutral beam (NB) injector investigations with gas or alternatively photo-neutralization in the range of 25-35 MW as a modular 1 MeV injector type with reduced Cs consumption sources or alternatively volume-production based non-Cs sources; (iii) Ion Cyclotron (IC) antenna conceptual design for a distributed antenna, representing a new type of design and a transition from the commonly used port plugged antennas.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event26th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 2015 - Austin, United States
Duration: 31 May 2016 → …


Conference26th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 2015
CountryUnited States
Period31/5/16 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Franke, T., Avramidis, K., Jelonnek, J., Granucci, G., Kalsey, M., Noterdaeme, J-M., ... Tran, M. Q. (2016). On the present status of the EU demo H&CD systems, technology, functions and mix. Paper presented at 26th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 2015, Austin, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/SOFE.2015.7482410