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Following a brief introduction to the Tokamak à Configuration Variable (TCV) project, this paper concentrates on the Regulated High Voltage Power Supply (RHVPS) system chosen to supply the nine gyrotrons, distributed in three clusters, that will deliver 4.5 MW of Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating (ECRH) to TCV plasmas. The configuration of these clusters is described in some detail, including the results of site test both with dummy load (80 kV, 85 A, 2 seconds) and the gyrotrons themselves (70 kV, 25 A, 2 seconds). Some details are also given of gyrotron auxiliaries, interlock circuitry, control and data acquisition, and integration into TCV control environment.

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Authors: FASEL D ET AL, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Association Euratom-Confédération Suisse (CH);ALEX J, Thomcast AG, Türgi (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Proceedings on the 19th Symposium on Fusion Technology, Lisboa (PT), September 16-20, 1996
Record Number: 199611538 / Last updated on: 1997-01-27
Original language: en
Available languages: en