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ICRH Antenna Design and Matching

P. Dumortier, A. M. Messiaen

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 57 / Number 2T / February 2010 / Pages 230-238

Heating and Current Drive / Proceedings of the Ninth 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.

 
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