Study of EAST LH antennas coupling at ENEA-Frascati

L. Panaccione, S. Ceccuzzi, R. Cesario, F. Mirizzi, A.A. Tuccillo, B.J. Ding, M. Li, F. Liu, L. Liu, J. Shan

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The two Lower Hybrid (LH) launchers of the EAST tokamak have been analysed using some tools available at ENEA-Frascati research centre. The antennas, working at 2.45 and 4.6 GHz, have been assessed in terms of reflection coefficient and launched power spectrum for several plasma loads differing in the electron density profile. Fitting an experimental profile we derived a set of parameterised realistic density profiles to compute the coupling performances of different spectra, launched by considering different phasing between antenna modules. The sensitivity to the tilt of the magnetic field with respect to the equatorial plane as well as to an additional progressive phasing at the mouth due to the toroidal curvature has been studied too. The most suitable operational conditions for the minimization of reflected power and side lobes in the n|| spectra are identified.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event21st Topical Conference on Radiofrequency Power in Plasmas - Lake Arrowhead, United States
Duration: 10 Dec 2015 → …


Conference21st Topical Conference on Radiofrequency Power in Plasmas
CountryUnited States
CityLake Arrowhead
Period10/12/15 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Panaccione, L., Ceccuzzi, S., Cesario, R., Mirizzi, F., Tuccillo, A. A., Ding, B. J., ... Shan, J. (2015). Study of EAST LH antennas coupling at ENEA-Frascati. Paper presented at 21st Topical Conference on Radiofrequency Power in Plasmas, Lake Arrowhead, United States.