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Title: Design of an ion cyclotron resonance heating system for the Compact Ignition Tokamak

Abstract

The Compact Ignition Tokamak (CIT) requires 10-20 MW of ion cyclotron resonance heating (ICRH) power to raise the plasma temperature to ignition. The initial ICRH system will provide 10 MW of power to the plasma, utilizing a total of six rf power units feeding six current straps in three ports. The systems may be expanded to 20 MW with additional rf power units, antennas, and ports. Plasma heating will be achieved through coupling to the fundamental ion cyclotron resonance of a /sup 3/He minority species (also the second harmonic of tritium). The proposed antenna is a resonant double loop (RDL) structure with vacuum, shorted stubs at each end for tuning and impedance matching. The antennas are of modular, compact construction for installation and removal through the midplane port. Remote maintainability and the reactorlike operating environment have a major impact on the design of the launcher for this machine. 6 refs., 7 figs., 5 tabs.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7078756
Report Number(s):
CONF-871007-118
ON: DE89001942
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 12. symposium on fusion engineering, Monterey, CA, USA, 12 Oct 1987; Other Information: Paper copy only, copy does not permit microfiche production
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; COMPACT IGNITION TOKAMAK; ICR HEATING; DESIGN; ANTENNAS; PERFORMANCE; PLASMA DISRUPTION; RF SYSTEMS; CLOSED PLASMA DEVICES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; HEATING; HIGH-FREQUENCY HEATING; PLASMA HEATING; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; TOKAMAK DEVICES; TOKAMAK TYPE REACTORS; 700209* - Fusion Power Plant Technology- Component Development & Materials Testing; 700101 - Fusion Energy- Plasma Research- Confinement, Heating, & Production

Citation Formats

Yugo, J.J., Goranson, P.L., Swain, D.W., Baity, F.W., and Vesey, R. Design of an ion cyclotron resonance heating system for the Compact Ignition Tokamak. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Yugo, J.J., Goranson, P.L., Swain, D.W., Baity, F.W., & Vesey, R. Design of an ion cyclotron resonance heating system for the Compact Ignition Tokamak. United States.
Yugo, J.J., Goranson, P.L., Swain, D.W., Baity, F.W., and Vesey, R. Thu . "Design of an ion cyclotron resonance heating system for the Compact Ignition Tokamak". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7078756.
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title = {Design of an ion cyclotron resonance heating system for the Compact Ignition Tokamak},
author = {Yugo, J.J. and Goranson, P.L. and Swain, D.W. and Baity, F.W. and Vesey, R.},
abstractNote = {The Compact Ignition Tokamak (CIT) requires 10-20 MW of ion cyclotron resonance heating (ICRH) power to raise the plasma temperature to ignition. The initial ICRH system will provide 10 MW of power to the plasma, utilizing a total of six rf power units feeding six current straps in three ports. The systems may be expanded to 20 MW with additional rf power units, antennas, and ports. Plasma heating will be achieved through coupling to the fundamental ion cyclotron resonance of a /sup 3/He minority species (also the second harmonic of tritium). The proposed antenna is a resonant double loop (RDL) structure with vacuum, shorted stubs at each end for tuning and impedance matching. The antennas are of modular, compact construction for installation and removal through the midplane port. Remote maintainability and the reactorlike operating environment have a major impact on the design of the launcher for this machine. 6 refs., 7 figs., 5 tabs.},
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year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1987},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1987}
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