The test of a PAM launcher on FTU: The first step toward the LHCD launcher for ITER

F. Mirizzi, M.L. Apicella, Ph. Bibet, G. Calabrò, L. Panaccione, V. Pericoli Ridolfini, S. Podda, A.A. Tuccillo

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The 20 MW, 5 GHz, LHCD system for ITER aims mainly at controlling the q-profiles in partially (hybrid regime at IP= 12 MA) and fully non-inductive steady-state operation (IP= 9 MA). In the last few years several European associations have given their contribution to the solution of many prominent problems on the road to the design of an efficient and reliable system. LH coupling has been achieved on JET in physics scenarios relevant for ITER, while the reliability of the LH for long pulse operation has been ascertained on Tore Supra. A downscaled prototype of the Passive Active Multijunction (PAM) launcher presently proposed for ITER, has successfully demonstrated on FTU its good coupling characteristics, power handling capability and current drive efficiency. An ITER relevant launcher, based on the PAM concept is presently under construction to be installed on TORE SUPRA to investigate the technological solutions (materials, cooling, etc.) envisaged for this launcher. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237 - 242
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
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., Apicella, M. L., Bibet, P., Calabrò, G., Panaccione, L., Pericoli Ridolfini, V., ... Tuccillo, A. A. (2005). The test of a PAM launcher on FTU: The first step toward the LHCD launcher for ITER. Fusion Engineering and Design, 74(1-4), 237 - 242.