Preliminary analysis of the external matching unit for the ICRH system for FAST

Gian Luca Ravera, Alessandro Cardinali, Carmine Castaldo, Roberto Cesario, Riccardo Maggiora, Francesco Mirizzi, Angelo A. Tuccillo

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The Fusion Advanced Studies Torus (FAST) is a new tokamak machine proposed by the Italian Fusion Association as a Satellite Tokamak for accompanying the ITER programme. A relevant objective of FAST is to study burning plasma issues by simulating the alpha particle dynamics by means of fast ions produced by acceleration of a minority species using an Ion Cyclotron Resonance Heating (ICRH) system. A maximum coupled power of 30 MW is foreseen in the 60-90 MHz frequency range. The load tolerant External Conjugate-T (ECT) concept is being studied to match the low impedance of the launcher to the feeding coaxial cables (Z0= 30 Ω). A preliminary design of the external tuning and matching system has been made and their simulation results are given in the paper. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1580 - 1583
Number of pages4
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number7-11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009
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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