Progress on development of SPIDER diagnostics

R. Pasqualotto, M. Agostini, M. Barbisan, M. Bernardi, M. Brombin, R. Cavazzana, G. Croci, M. Dalla Palma, R.S. Delogu, G. Gorini, L. Lotto, A. Muraro, S. Peruzzo, A. Pimazzoni, N. Pomaro, A. Rizzolo, G. Serianni, M. Spolaore, M. Tardocchi, B. ZaniolM. Zaupa

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SPIDER experiment, the full size prototype of the beam source for the ITER heating neutral beam injector, has to demonstrate extraction and acceleration to 100 kV of a large negative ion hydrogen or deuterium beam with coextracted electron fraction e-/D-<1 and beam uniformity within 10%, for up to one hour beam pulses. Main RF source plasma and beam parameters are measured with different complementary techniques to exploit the combination of their specific features. While SPIDER plant systems are being installed, the different diagnostic systems are in the procurement phase. Their final design is described here with a focus on some key solutions and most original and cost effective implementations. Thermocouples used to measure the power load distribution in the source and over the beam dump front surface will be efficiently fixed with proven technique and acquired through commercial and custom electronics. Spectroscopy needs to use well collimated lines of sight and will employ novel design spectrometers with higher efficiency and resolution and filtered detectors with custom built amplifiers. The electrostatic probes will be operated through electronics specifically developed to cope with the challenging environment of the RF source. The instrumented calorimeter STRIKE will use new CFC tiles, still under development. Two linear cameras, one built in house, have been tested as suitable for optical beam tomography. Some diagnostic components are off the shelf, others are custom developed: some of these are being prototyped or are under test before final production and installation, which will be completed before start of SPIDER operation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources, NIBS 2016 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Aug 2017 → …


Conference5th International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources, NIBS 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period9/8/17 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Pasqualotto, R., Agostini, M., Barbisan, M., Bernardi, M., Brombin, M., Cavazzana, R., Croci, G., Dalla Palma, M., Delogu, R. S., Gorini, G., Lotto, L., Muraro, A., Peruzzo, S., Pimazzoni, A., Pomaro, N., Rizzolo, A., Serianni, G., Spolaore, M., Tardocchi, M., ... Zaupa, M. (2017). Progress on development of SPIDER diagnostics. Paper presented at 5th International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources, NIBS 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom.