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This code evaluates the complex input impedance, the loading, and the spectral distribution of the launched power, of metallic antennas for ion cyclotron heating of large tokamak plasmas. The current distribution along the conductors is obtained selfconsistently from a variational method. The plasma response is evaluated assuming that the WKB approximation applies at the plasma edge. This makes possible systematic scans over frequency or other parameters, while retaining a sufficiently large number of Fourier components in the radiated fields to ensure convergence of both the resistive and reactive part of the power. Optionally, the code can evaluate the antenna response in vacuum or with a dummy load, for comparison with test bank measurements. Examples of applications to antennas of practical interest are included.

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Authors: BRAMBILLA M, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 5/61 EN (1995) 55 pp.
Availability: Available from Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 8046 Garching bei München (DE)
Record Number: 199510818 / Last updated on: 1995-07-17
Original language: en
Available languages: en