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Oct 13 – 18, 2014
Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya
Europe/Moscow timezone

Verification of the Simulated Radiated Power of the ICRH Antenna Design for Wendelstein 7-X with Experimental Results Using a Quarter Scale Mock-up Antenna

Oct 16, 2014, 2:00 PM
4h 45m
Green 8-9 (Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya)

Green 8-9

Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Poster Poster 6


Dr Jozef ONGENA (Plasma Physics Lab, ERM-KMS, Brussels)


An ICRH antenna consisting of two poloidal straps is now under design for W7-X in a collaboration between IEK-4/FZJ and LPP/ERM-KMS. The two straps are on one side connected to a tuning capacitor and grounded to the antenna box at the other end. To reduce the voltage in the feeding transmission lines and matching system, a pre-matching has been implemented by connecting the RF transmission lines at an intermediate position on each strap. This paper describes the optimization of this design to maximize coupling to the plasma using modern simulation codes (MWS, TOPICA) and its experimental validation obtained using a reduced scale mock-up, loaded with salted water and a ferroelectric dielectric to mimick the plasma.
Paper Number TH/P6-60
Country or International Organisation Belgium

Primary author

Dr Jozef ONGENA (Plasma Physics Lab, ERM-KMS, Brussels)


Dr Alena KRIVSKA (LPP/ERM-KMS, Brussels, Belgium) Dr Andre MESSIAEN (LPP/ERM-KMS, Brussels, Belgium) Dr Bernd Schweer (LPP/ERM-KMS, Brussels, Belgium) Mr Dietrich Birus (MPI/Plasmaphysik, Teilinstitut Greifswald, Germany) Dr Dirk Hartmann (MPI Plasmaphysik/ Teilinstitut Greifswald, Germany) Dr Fabrice LOUCHE (LPP/ERM-KMS, Brussels, Belgium) Prof. Michael VAN SCHOOR (LPP/ERM-KMS, Brussels, Belgium) Mr Michel Vervier (LPP/ERM-KMS, Brussels, Belgium) Mr Olaf Neubauer (IEK-4/ Plasmaphysik, Forschungszentrum Juelich) Prof. Robert Wolf (Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics) Mr Vadim BORSUK (IEK-4/ Plasmaphysik, Forschungszentrum Juelich)

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