The PAM launcher for FTU: Results of the preliminary tests

Francesco Mirizzi, Ph. Bibet, A. Marra, P. Petrolini, A.A. Tuccillo

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The Passive active multi-junction (PAM) launcher is a robust coupling structure, able to withstand the strong thermal loads and the electromechanical stresses of ITER-like tokamaks. In the frame of a collaboration between ENEA, Frascati and CEA, Cadarache, a PAM antenna has been designed and built to validate on FTU the concept of this launcher. All the technological solutions of an ITER-like launcher will be tested in a full rated experiment to be performed, possibly, on Tore Supra. This paper reports the results of the low power measurements of the microwave characteristics of the PAM for FTU. © 2003 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621 - 625
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Mirizzi, F., Bibet, P., Marra, A., Petrolini, P., & Tuccillo, A. A. (2003). The PAM launcher for FTU: Results of the preliminary tests. Fusion Engineering and Design, 66-68, 621 - 625.