Study of a distributed ICRF antenna system in DEMO
1 Laboratory for Plasma Physics, Royal Military Academy, (LPP-ERM/KMS), BE-1000, Brussels, Belgium
2 Ghent University, Department of Applied Physics, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Published online: 23 October 2017
Different feeding options for distributed ICRF antenna systems in DEMO are analysed and compared, based on detailed circuit modelling. Voltages and currents (amplitude and phase) are computed for each element of the array. The power delivered by the feeding networks is evaluated characterizing each system. Although the results presented are for a small number of radiating elements, the procedure can be scaled to any arbitrary number of straps and feeding connections. Among the three options analysed (i.e. allfed; distributed; resonant ring) the resonant ring feeding appears to be the most suitable configuration for a traveling wave array distributed antenna system in the DEMO reactor.
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