ITER LHCD plans and design

Ph. Bibet, B. Beaumont, J.H. Belo, J.P.S. Bizarro, L. Delpech, A. Ekedahl, G. Granucci, F. Kazarian, S. Kuzikov, Xavier Litaudon, J. Mailloux, F. Mirizzi, V. Pericoli, M. Prou, Karin Rantamäki, A.A. Tuccillo

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LH waves experimentally exhibit the highest Current Drive efficiency at low plasma temperature, therefore they are the most suitable candidates for controlling the current profile in the off axis part of ITER Steady State plasmas. For this purpose, a 5 GHz, 20 MW CW LH system has been designed, that relies on a generator made of 24 klystrons, 1 MW each, 60 metres long circular oversized transmission lines, and one antenna, based on the Passive Active Multifunction (PAM) concept High reliability of the launcher is achieved, by limiting the power density to 33 MW/m2. Together with the overall system description, the present results achieved toward ITER are presented The different ongoing projects are listed. The outstanding problems are depicted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Print)1-4244-0149-6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event21st IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering - Knoxville, United States
Duration: 26 Sept 200529 Sept 2005


Conference21st IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • ITER
  • plasma
  • fusion energy
  • fusion reactors
  • Tokamak
  • antennas in plasma
  • fusion reactor design
  • plasma hybrid waves
  • plasma temperature
  • plasma transport processes
  • transmission lines
  • LH waves
  • LHCD design
  • antennas
  • current drive efficiency
  • low plasma temperature
  • power density


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