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Title: 1.5 MW RF Load for ITER

Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. developed a 1.5 MW RF load for the ITER fusion research facility currently under construction in France. This program leveraged technology developed in two previous SBIR programs that successfully developed high power RF loads for fusion research applications. This program specifically focused on modifications required by revised technical performance, materials, and assembly specification for ITER. This program implemented an innovative approach to actively distribute the RF power inside the load to avoid excessive heating or arcing associated with constructive interference. The new design implemented materials and assembly changes required to meet specifications. Critical components were built and successfully tested during the program.
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  1. Calabazas Creek Research, Inc., San Mateo, CA (United States)
  2. Lexam Research, Redwood City, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Final Report
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Calabazas Creek Research, Inc., San Mateo, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Orgs:
Lexam Research
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY RF load; dummy load; gyrotron; electron cyclotron heating; ECH