Status of the ITER Ion Cyclotron H&CD
a ITER Organization, Route de Vinon sur Verdon, CS 90 046, 13067 St Paul Lez Durance, France
b ITER-India, Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar - 382428, India
c US ITER Project Office, ORNL, 055 Commerce Park, PO Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
d Fusion for Energy, C/ Josep Pla 2, Torres Diagonal Litoral-B3, E-08019 Barcelona - Spain
e Solution F, Allee du Verdon, 13770 Venelles, France
f Ametra, Z.I. Les Cabassols, 13770 Venelles, France
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Published online: 23 October 2017
The ITER Ion Cyclotron Heating and Current Drive system (IC H&CD) is designed to deliver 20MW to a broad range of plasma scenarios between 40 and 55MHz, during very long pulses. It consists of two broadband equatorial port plug antennas, their pre-matching and matching systems, transmission lines, Radio Frequency (RF) Sources and High Voltage Power Supplies. The overall project schedule has been revised and agreed by ITER Council; it re-integrates the second antenna and its power supplies in construction baseline and sets the dates for progressive installation with DT phase planned in 2035. Recent progress on ICRF subsystems is reported, covering design evolution, qualification of test articles and specific R&D results in domestic agencies, suppliers, associated laboratories and IO.
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