TITLE

Electron cyclotron emission diagnostic for ITER

AUTHOR(S)
Rowan, W.; Austin, M.; Beno, J.; Ellis, R.; Feder, R.; Ouroua, A.; Patel, A.; Phillips, P.
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Review of Scientific Instruments;Oct2010, Vol. 81 Issue 10, p10D935
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Electron temperature measurements and electron thermal transport inferences will be critical to the nonactive and deuterium phases of ITER operation and will take on added importance during the alpha heating phase. The diagnostic must meet stringent criteria on spatial coverage and spatial resolution during full field operation. During the early phases of operation, it must operate equally well at half field. The key to the diagnostic is the front end design. It consists of a quasioptical antenna and a pair of calibration sources. The radial resolution of the diagnostic is less than 0.06 m. The spatial coverage extends at least from the core to the separatrix with first harmonic O-mode being used for the core and second harmonic X-mode being used for the pedestal. The instrumentation used for the core measurement at full field can be used for detection at half field by changing the detected polarization. Intermediate fields are accessible. The electron cyclotron emission systems require in situ calibration, which is provided by a novel hot calibration source. The critical component for the hot calibration source, the emissive surface, has been successfully tested. A prototype hot calibration source has been designed, making use of extensive thermal and mechanical modeling.
ACCESSION #
54857951

 

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