UKAEA Journals

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)75

The Gyrokinetic Toroidal Code (GTC) has been used to study Toroidal Alfven Eigenmodes (TAEs) in high-performance plasmas. Experiments performed at the Joint European Torus, where TAEs were driven by energetic particles arising from Neutral Beams, ion cyclotron resonant heating and resonantly excited by dedicated external antennas, have been simu…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)47

The Gyrokinetic Toroidal Code (GTC) has been used to study Toroidal Alfvén Eigenmodes (TAEs) in high-performance plasmas. Experiments performed at the Joint European Torus, where TAEs were driven by energetic particles arising from Neutral Beams, ion cyclotron resonant heating and resonantly excited by dedicated external antennas, have been simula…

Preprint Published
2013

A load-tolerant External Conjugate-T (ECT) impedance matching system for two A2 Ion Cyclotron Resonance Heating (ICRH) antennas has been successfully put into operation at JET. The system allows continuous injection of the RF power into plasma in the presence of strong antenna loading perturbations caused by Edge Localized Modes (ELMs). Reliable EC…

Published
2011

When testing the SHAD system on JET ICRF antennas, parasitic signals in the detection band (5-20MHz) were detected. We have identified emission from grid breakdown events in the Neutral Beam injectors, and Ion Cyclotron Emission from the plasma. Spurious signals in the band 4-10 MHz are also often observed at the onset of ELM events. Such parasitic…

Published
2009

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
2009

A Sub-Harmonic Arc Detection (SHAD) system has been installed on the transmission lines feeding the JET ICRF ITER-like-Antenna (ILA). Along with the commissioning of SHAD, extensive measurements of the RF field in the transmission lines were carried-out using fast sampling (125 Mb/s) oscilloscopes. The system is described, and the SHAD ability to d…

Published
2009

A set of simulation/interpretation tools based on transmission line theory and on the RF model developed by M. Vrancken [2] 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
2009

The commissioning of the ITER-Like ICRF Antenna (ILA) [1] 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
2009

The External Conjugate-T (ECT) matching system was successfully commissioned on two A2 ICRH antennas at JET in 2009. The system allows trip-free injection of RF power into ELMy H-mode plasmas in the 32-52 MHz band without antenna phasing restrictions. The ECT demonstrates robust and predictable performance and high load-tolerance during routine ope…

Published