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Title: Interrupting an Imminent Body Current Fault and Restoring Full Power in Milliseconds on a DIII-D National Fusion Facility Gyrotron

The ECH Group at DIII-D has installed in-house engineered, FPGA-based, high voltage reference waveform generators on its gyrotron control systems to enhance the capabilities of the systems and replace obsolete equipment. The new hardware, named D-Wavegen, outputs 16-bit signals every microsecond and can respond to events and anomalies in real-time. These generators have been reliably pausing gyrotron rf output during periods of DIII-D plasma density that exceed the fault density trip level and restarting the rf output if the density falls below the trip level. While tightly monitoring gyrotron body current and internal pressure, D-Wavegen has also been reliably restarting, in a little over 10ms, gyrotrons that spontaneously ceased rf generation.
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  1. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Fusion Science and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1536-1055
American Nuclear Society
Research Org:
General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; gyrotron fault restart; body current fault; gyrotron interlock restart
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