EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 277, 202321st Joint Workshop on Electron Cyclotron Emission and Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating (EC21)
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ITER ECH&CD Control System: Architecture, interfaces and status of development
ITER Organization, Saint-Paul Lez Durance, France
2 Fusion for Energy, Josep Pla 2, Barcelona, 08019, Spain
3 Swiss Plasma Center EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
4 UKAEA, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, OX14 3DB, United Kingdom
5 Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 23 February 2023
The ITER ECH&CD system is designed to inject 20 MW of millimetre-wave at 170 GHz into the vacuum vessel. The system is composed of many sub-systems, namely High-Voltage Power Supplies (HVPS), Gyrotrons, Transmission Lines (TL), Ex-vessel Waveguides (EW), Launchers. It is the role of the EC Plant Controller (ECPC) to integrate all the Sub-system Control Units (SCU), to prepare the system for operation and to execute the real-time requests coming from the plasma control system. The ECPC also implements plant level protection functions involving more than one sub-system and it interfaces with the ITER Central I&C. This paper gives an overview of the EC system and a description of the control system development focusing on the architecture and the interfaces. Control and protection functions are presented together with a functional allocation to better define interfaces and responsibilities. The preliminary design of the interface with the Plasma Control System to implement advanced control functions is also presented.
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