Progress on the upgrade of the TCV EC-system with two 1MW dual-frequency gyrotrons

The upgrade of the electron cyclotron (EC) system of the TCV tokamak has entered in its realization phase. The MW-class dual-frequency gyrotron design (84 or 126GHz/2s), based on the 140GHz W7-X gyrotron, is finalized and a contract for the manufacturing of two units has been placed with Thales Electron Devices (TED). For maintaining a high level of operational flexibility of the EC-system the integration of the dual-frequency gyrotrons adds a significant complexity in the evacuated HE11 transmission line system connected to the various TCV low-field side and top launchers. Specific aspects of the gyrotrons design and their integration into the EC-system are described. The EC-system upgrade is an essential step of a larger extent upgrade of TCV.


Published in:
2016 41St International Conference On Infrared, Millimeter, And Terahertz Waves (Irmmw-Thz)
Presented at:
41st International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), Copenhagen, DK, September 25-30, 2016
Year:
2016
Publisher:
New York, IEEE
ISSN:
2162-2027
ISBN:
978-1-4673-8485-8
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