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PROGRESS OF KSTAR 5-GHz LOWER HYBRID CURRENT DRIVE SYSTEM

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Title
PROGRESS OF KSTAR 5-GHz LOWER HYBRID CURRENT DRIVE SYSTEM
Author
Park, S.Bae, Y. S.Kim, J. H.Do, H.Kim, H. T.Kim, K. M.Kim, H. K.Kim, H. J.Han, W. S.Yang, H. L.Kwak, J. G.Namkung, W.Cho, M. H.Park, Hyeon KeoDelpech, L.Hillairet, J.Magne, R.Hoang, G. T.Litaudon, X.Wallace, G.Shiraiwa, S.Vieira, R.Doody, J.Parker, R.
Keywords
Klystron; KSTAR; LHCD
Issue Date
2013-01
Publisher
AMER NUCLEAR SOC
Citation
FUSION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, v.63, no.1, pp.49 - 58
Abstract
A 5-GHz steady-state lower hybrid (LH) current drive (LHCD) system is planned to support steady-state and advanced tokamak operation on the Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) experiment. As an initial phase, a pulsed 5-GHz, 500-kW LHCD system has been installed in KS TAR for basic experimental studies of the LH coupling and flux saving in the plasma current ramp-up, prior to long-pulse noninductive operation in KS TAR. A Toshiba-made klystron developed in collaboration with Pohang University of Science and Technology in 2006 is utilized for the initial KSTAR LHCD system. The LH launcher is designed as a fully active wave guide grill type with a parallel refractive index n(parallel to) value ranging from 1.8 to 4.3 and with high directivity. In the initial stage, the LH launcher consists of eight columns of four-way power splitters and two columns of dummy wave guides, one on each side. The operational n(parallel to) value is fixed at 2.1 but can be adjusted by replacing wave guide components external to the vacuum vessel. Since the target operation pulse duration of the initial LHCD system is 2 s with an output power of 500 kW at the klystron window, the prototype klystron was recently successfully conditioned to a radio frequency power of 514 kW for a maximum pulse duration of 3 s using a matched dummy load (voltage standing wave ratio of 1.16:1). This paper presents the progress of the initial KS TAR LHCD system and the performance test results of the prototype klystron. The research plan aiming at steady-state LHCD operation in KS TAR is also described in this paper
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1536-1055
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