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Mechanical design features and challenges for the ITER ICRH antenna

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Abstract

The ITER Ion Cyclotron Resonant Heating (ICRH) antenna provides plasma heating at a power of 20 MW. Operation in the ITER environment imposes significant thermal power handling capability, structural integrity, shielding and operations requirements. The design will require a step change over any predecessor in terms of power, scale and complexity. This paper reports the main mechanical design features that address the challenges and often conflicting requirements during the conceptual design phase.

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Authors: BORTHWICK A, EURATOM-UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon (GB);DAVIS A, EURATOM-UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon (GB);FANTHOME F, EURATOM-UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon (GB);HAMLYN-HARRIS C, EURATOM-UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon (GB);HANCOCK A D, EURATOM-UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon (GB);LOCKLEY D, EURATOM-UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon (GB);NIGHTINGALE M, EURATOM-UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon (GB);AGARICI G, Fusion for Energy, Barcelona (ES);SARTORI R, Fusion for Energy, Barcelona (ES);DUMORTIER P, Association EURATOM-Belgian State, LPP-ERM/KMS (BE);DURODIE F, Association EURATOM-Belgian State, LPP-ERM/KMS (BE);MITTEAU R, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);VULLIEZ K, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral paper given at: 25th Symposium on Fusion Technology - (SOFT-25) Organised by: Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik Held at: HanseMesse Rostock (DE)
Availability: This article can be accessed online by subscribers, and can be ordered online by non-subscribers, at: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.fusengdes.2009.02.044
Record Number: 200910353 / Last updated on: 2009-09-22
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en