Progress on the integration of iter diagnostics equatorial port plugs in Europe

Sophie Salasca, Bruno Cantone, Miguel Dapena, Maryline Joanny, Marie-Hélène Aumeunier, Jean-Marcel Travére, Basilio Esposito, Fabio Moro, Daniele Marocco, Rosaria Villari, Giorgio Brolatti, Esther Rincon, Paulo Varela, Daniel Nagy, Jozsef Nemeth, Christian Zeile, Guillaume Perrollaz

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Diagnostics in International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) are supported by big structures called port plugs, the second main function of which is to ensure a sufficient shielding against neutrons and gammas. Regarding the integration of diagnostics in equatorial port plugs, a new approach is under study, which consists in installing the diagnostics in drawers. This paper describes the recent work which has been performed in Europe on the integration of diagnostics in drawers in the Equatorial Port Plug 1 (EPP1). First, the methodology which has been followed to progress on the integration of the diagnostics in this port plug is described, and the resulting arrangement of diagnostics is shown. Then, a special attention is paid to the integration of the two main diagnostics of EPP1, namely the visible/infrared wide angle viewing system and the radial neutron camera. Finally, the preliminary design of the drawers of EPP1, in particular the shielding modules around the diagnostics, is presented, and the preliminary results of the analyses performed to validate this design are provided. © 2012 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6159092
Pages (from-to)665 - 672
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number3 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Salasca, S., Cantone, B., Dapena, M., Joanny, M., Aumeunier, M-H., Travére, J-M., Esposito, B., Moro, F., Marocco, D., Villari, R., Brolatti, G., Rincon, E., Varela, P., Nagy, D., Nemeth, J., Zeile, C., & Perrollaz, G. (2012). Progress on the integration of iter diagnostics equatorial port plugs in Europe. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 40(3 PART 1), 665 - 672. [6159092].