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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 MV 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 and the gyrotrons themselves. 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, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH);ALEX J, Thomcast A G, Türgi (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Fusion Technology 1996, Elsevier Science BV (1997), pp. 569-572
Record Number: 199711478 / Last updated on: 1997-11-18
Original language: en
Available languages: en