Hydraulic position control of the JET microwave antennaFunded under: FP2-FUSION 10C
As the main magnetic confinement thermonuclear fusion experiments become increasingly large, and the pulse lengths extend beyond a few seconds, there may be some advantage in being able to control the position of ancillary equipment. This equipment operates in a radioactive environment, subject to intense magnetic fields, and may only be accessible using remote manipulators. A water-based hydraulic system has been used to control the position of a large microwave array in the JET tokamak, with a positional resolution of about 1 mm and a frequency response of 4 Hz. After an extended commissioning phase, the system has worked effectively in moving the launcher to follow preset waveforms during JET pulses.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(92)87 EN (1992) 6 pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 199310012 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en