Analysis of the ITER low field side reflectometer transmission line system

Hanson, G. R.; Wilgen, J. B.; Bigelow, T. S.; Diem, S. J.; Biewer, T. M.
October 2010
Review of Scientific Instruments;Oct2010, Vol. 81 Issue 10, p10D920
Academic Journal
A critical issue in the design of the ITER low field side reflectometer is the transmission line (TL) system. A TL connects each launcher to a diagnostic instrument. Each TL will typically consist of ∼42 m of corrugated waveguide and up to ten miter bends. Important issues for the performance of the TL system are mode conversion and reflections. Minimizing these issues are critical to minimizing standing waves and phase errors. The performance of TL system is analyzed and recommendations are given.


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