Tests and developments of a long-pulse high-power 170 GHz absorbing matched load

The future EC systems will consist of several gyrotron sources providing MW-level millimeter wave power at a frequency around or above 170 GHz. The development of matched loads is necessary to test the new sources, the components for the transmission lines and the launchers, and must ensure high qualification for compatibility with the nuclear environment. The development at IFP-CNR and LTC of several compact high-power prototypes during the last decade led to a refinement of the overall design, resulting in the present low-reflectivity vacuum-compatible loads. The activity on loads is supported by F4E in view of the development of the EU gyrotron for ITER and required high-power tests at QST (Naka, Japan). Qualification is now supported by new tests at SPC (Lausanne, Switzerland) using the FALCON test-bed designed to test components and the EU gyrotron prototype for the EC system of ITER. These high-power tests, performed on the first CW prototype load (provided with 16 + 16 cooling channels in parallel) and shown in this paper, highlighted the need to improve the mechanical, vacuum and hydraulic design to reach the final goal of 1000s at similar to 1 MW.


Published in:
Fusion Engineering And Design, 146, 36-39
Presented at:
30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Messina, ITALY, Sep 16-21, 2018
Year:
Sep 01 2019
Publisher:
Lausanne, ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
ISSN:
0920-3796
1873-7196
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