Refractive and Relativistic Effects on ITER Low Field Side Reflectometer Design
The ITER low field side reflectometer faces some unique design challenges, among which are included the effect of relativistic electron temperatures and refraction of probing waves. This paper utilizes GENRAY, a 3- D ray tracing code, to investigate these effects. Using a simulated ITER operating scenario, characteristics of the reflected RF waves returning to the launch plane are quantified as a function of a range of design parameters, including antenna height, antenna size, and antenna radial position. Results for edge/SOL measurement with both O- and X-modes using proposed antennas are reported.
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- Technical Report
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- Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
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- USDOE; USDOE Office of Science (SC)
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- United States
- 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ANTENNAS; DESIGN; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; REFRACTION ITER
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