Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 61 / Number 2T / February 2012 / Pages 320-327
Heating and Current Drive / Proceedings of the Tenth Carolus Magnus Summer School on Plasma and Fusion Energy Physics
RF heating and current drive in the ion cyclotron frequency range is widely used on existing machines and is planned on ITER. After a brief reminder of transmission line theory concepts the paper illustrates the process of antenna design by explaining some key design choices made for the ITER ICRH antenna. Finally the most common matching schemes are reviewed.