Progress of the ITER NBI acceleration grid power supply reference design

Vanni Toigo, Loris Zanotto, Marco Bigi, Hans Decamps, Alberto Ferro, Elena Gaio, Daniel Gutiérrez, Kazuki Tsuchida, Kazuhiro Watanabe

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This paper reports the progress in the reference design of the Acceleration Grid Power Supply (AGPS) of the ITER Neutral Beam Injector (NBI). The design of the AGPS is very challenging, as it shall be rated to provide about 55 MW at 1 MV dc in quasi steady-state conditions; moreover, the procurement of the system is shared between the European Domestic Agency (F4E) and the Japanese Domestic Agency (JADA), resulting in additional design complication due to the need of a common definition of the interface parameters. A critical revision of the main design choices is presented also in light of the definition of some key interface parameters between the two AGPS subsystems. Moreover, the verification of the fulfillment of the requirements in any operational conditions taking into account the tolerance of the different parameters is also reported and discussed. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)956 - 959
Number of pages4
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number6-8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
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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Toigo, V., Zanotto, L., Bigi, M., Decamps, H., Ferro, A., Gaio, E., ... Watanabe, K. (2013). Progress of the ITER NBI acceleration grid power supply reference design. Fusion Engineering and Design, 88(6-8), 956 - 959.