ITER Fast Ion Collective Thomson Scattering: Feasibility study

Henrik Bindslev, Fernando Meo, Søren Bang Korsholm

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In this report we investigate the feasibility of diagnosing the fast ions in ITER by collective Thomson scattering (CTS), exploring and comparing the diagnostic potentials of CTS systems base on a range of different probe frequencies.
In the first section we first recall the requirements for measurements of the confined fusion alpha particles in ITER set by the ITER team. Then we outline the considerations, which enter into the selection and evaluation of CTS systems. System definition includes choice of probe frequency, geometry of probe and receiver beam patterns and probe power, but ultimately covers many more details. Here we introduce terms and methods used in the more detailed system evaluations later in the report.
In Sections 2 through 5 we consider four different types of CTS systems, which differ by the ranges in which their probe frequencies lie. In Section 6 we summarize and compare the diagnostic potentials uncovered in the preceding four sections. A number of more detailed discussions are placed in appendices along with supporting material.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRisø National Laboratory
Number of pages144
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


Bibliographical note

Annex 1 to ITER Final Design Report, 2001 This work was performed as part of EFDA Contract 01.654

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Bindslev, H., Meo, F., & Korsholm, S. B. (2003). ITER Fast Ion Collective Thomson Scattering: Feasibility study. Risø National Laboratory.