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Title: Modifications to the synthetic aperture microwave imaging diagnostic

Abstract

The synthetic aperture microwave imaging diagnostic has been operating on the MAST experiment since 2011. It has provided the first 2D images of B-X-O mode conversion windows and showed the feasibility of conducting 2D Doppler back-scattering experiments. The diagnostic heavily relies on field programmable gate arrays to conduct its work. Recent successes and newly gained experience with the diagnostic have led us to modify it. The enhancements will enable pitch angle profile measurements, O and X mode separation, and the continuous acquisition of 2D DBS data. Finally, the diagnostic has also been installed on the NSTX-U and is acquiring data since May 2016.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Durham Univ., Durham (United Kingdom)
  2. Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Abingdon (United Kingdom)
  3. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
  4. Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Abingdon (United Kingdom); York Plasma Institute - Univ. of York, York (United Kingdom)
  5. York Plasma Institute–University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DQ, United Kingdom
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1350951
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-09CH11466
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Brunner, K. J., Chorley, J. C., Dipper, N. A., Naylor, G., Sharples, R. M., Taylor, G., Thomas, D. A., and Vann, R. G. L.. Modifications to the synthetic aperture microwave imaging diagnostic. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4961283.
Brunner, K. J., Chorley, J. C., Dipper, N. A., Naylor, G., Sharples, R. M., Taylor, G., Thomas, D. A., & Vann, R. G. L.. Modifications to the synthetic aperture microwave imaging diagnostic. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4961283.
Brunner, K. J., Chorley, J. C., Dipper, N. A., Naylor, G., Sharples, R. M., Taylor, G., Thomas, D. A., and Vann, R. G. L.. Fri . "Modifications to the synthetic aperture microwave imaging diagnostic". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4961283. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1350951.
@article{osti_1350951,
title = {Modifications to the synthetic aperture microwave imaging diagnostic},
author = {Brunner, K. J. and Chorley, J. C. and Dipper, N. A. and Naylor, G. and Sharples, R. M. and Taylor, G. and Thomas, D. A. and Vann, R. G. L.},
abstractNote = {The synthetic aperture microwave imaging diagnostic has been operating on the MAST experiment since 2011. It has provided the first 2D images of B-X-O mode conversion windows and showed the feasibility of conducting 2D Doppler back-scattering experiments. The diagnostic heavily relies on field programmable gate arrays to conduct its work. Recent successes and newly gained experience with the diagnostic have led us to modify it. The enhancements will enable pitch angle profile measurements, O and X mode separation, and the continuous acquisition of 2D DBS data. Finally, the diagnostic has also been installed on the NSTX-U and is acquiring data since May 2016.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4961283},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 11,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 02 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Fri Sep 02 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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