A. Argouarch R. Bamber B. Beaumont J.-M. Bernard J. M. Delaplanche F. Durodié J. C. Hatchressian P. Lamalle G. Lombard K. Nicholls J. C. Patterlini M. Shannon D. Thouvenin P. Tigwell R. Volpe K. Vulliez
In the framework of the Ion Cyclotron (IC) antenna design, ITER Organization requested qualification tests on sliding Radio-Frequency (RF) contacts, to verify that these contacts (quality class 1) are designed appropriately to guarantee a sufficient operational life time. These RF contacts will be integrated into the antenna structure at different …Published
M.L. Mayoral J. Ongena A. Argouarch Yu. Baranov T. Blackman et al.
In this paper, significant results in the heating and current drive domains obtained at JET in the past few years following systems upgrade and dedicated experimental time, will be reviewed. Firstly, an overview of the new Ion Cyclotron Resonance Frequency (ICRF) heating capabilities will be presented i.e. results trom the ITER-Like ICRF antenna (I…Published
D. Van Eester E. Lerche A. Argouarch T. Blackman F. Durodie et al.
A set of simulation/interpretation tools based on transmission line theory and on the RF model developed by M. Vrancken  has been developed to study the ITER-like Antenna (ILA) at JET. For given tuning element settings, the unique solution of the equations governing the ILA circuit requires solving a system of coupled linear equations relating t…Published
F. Durodié M. Nightingale M.L. Mayoral A. Argouarch T. Blackman et al.
The commissioning of the ITER-Like ICRF Antenna (ILA)  on JET plasmas from May 2008 to April 2009 in various conditions (33, 42 and 47 MHz, L- and H-mode, antenna strap-plasma separatrix distances of ~9 to 17 cm) has provided relevant information for future antenna design and operation. The maximum power density achieved was 6.2 MW/m2 in L-mode …Published
M. P. S. Nightingale F. Durodié A. Argouarch B. Beaumont A. Becoulet et al.
Following an overview of the ITER Ion Cyclotron Resonance Frequency (ICRF) system, the JET ITER-like antenna (ILA) will be described. The ILA was designed to test the following ITER issues: (a) reliable operation at power densities of order 8MW/m^ at voltages up to 45kV using a close-packed array of straps; (b) powering through ELMs using an intern…Published
K. Vulliez L. Colas A. Argouarch A. Mendes C. Hamlynharris et al.
In the framework of the Ion Cyclotron (IC) developments held in Cadarache, the design of a new Faraday Screen (FS) was initiated to replace the aging ones mounted on the 3 Tore Supra (TS) antennas. The new conceptual design proposed is steered by conclusive results of electrical simulation stressing the need to suppress the parallel RF currents flo…Published