EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 157, 201722 Topical Conference on Radio-Frequency Power in Plasmas
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||23 October 2017|
ICRH system performance during ITER-Like Wall operations at JET and the outlook for DT campaign
1 CCFE, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, OX14 3DB, United Kingdom
2 LPP-ERM/KMS, TEC partner, Brussels, Belgium
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Published online: 23 October 2017
Performance of JET ICRH system since installation of the metal ITER-Like Wall (ILW) has been assessed statistically. The data demonstrate steady increase of the RF power coupled to plasmas over recent years with the maximum pulse-average and peak values exceeding respectively 6MW and 8MW in 2016. Analysis and extrapolation of power capabilities of conventional JET ICRH antennas is provided and key performance-limiting factors are discussed. The RF plant operational frequency options are presented highlighting the issues of efficient ICRH application within a foreseeable range of DT plasma scenarios.
© The authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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