Conceptual design of ITER ECE receiver systems and their performance parameters
1 ITER-India, Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar- 382 428, India
2 ITER Organization, Cadarache, 13115 St Paul-lez-Durance, France
3 Fusion Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
The Electron Cyclotron Emission diagnostic on ITER requires electron temperature profile with 10 μsec time and 6 – 7 cm spatial resolution. The diagnostic is also useful to study many plasma physics phenomenon like temperature fluctuation, non-thermal electrons population and the power loss due to ECE. The conceptual design being considered for ITER ECE consist of a radiometer of frequency range 122 to 220 GHz for O-mode radiation measurement and two Fourier transform spectrometers of frequency range 70 to 1000 GHz as measuring instruments for O-mode and X-mode radiation measurement. There are two lines of sight for the collection of cyclotron radiation. One is radial view and other is oblique view at 10 degree . The radiation collected by both view will be transmitted through the polarization splitter boxes and four transmission lines to the diagnostic area. In this paper we will summarize the conceptual design details and changes proposed at the Conceptual Design Review. The required calibration time for the ECE measuring instrument will be discussed in the paper.
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