Development of the ion cyclotron emission diagnostic for the W7-X stellarator

D. Moseev*, R. Ochoukov, V. Bobkov, R.O. Dendy, H. Faugel, D. Hartmann, J.-P. Kallmeyer, J. Lansky, H.P. Laqua, S. Marsen, K.G. McClements, S.K. Nielsen, A. Reintrog, M. Salewski, B.S. Schmidt, T. Schulz, T. Stange

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An ion cyclotron emission (ICE) diagnostic is prepared for installation into the W7-X stellarator, with the aim to be operated in the 2022 experimental campaign. The design is based on the successful ICE diagnostic on the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak. The new diagnostic consists of four B-dot probes, mounted about 72° toroidally away (one module) from the neutral beam injector, with an unobstructed plasma view. Two of the B-dot probes are oriented parallel to the local magnetic field, aimed to detect fast magnetosonic waves. The remaining two probes are oriented poloidally, with the aim to detect slow waves. The radio frequency (RF) signals picked up by the probes are transferred via 50 Ω vacuum-compatible coaxial cables to RF detectors. Narrow band notch filters are used to protect the detectors from possible RF waves launched by the W7-X antenna. The signal will be sampled with a four-channel fast analog-to-digital converter with 14 bit depth and 1 GSample/s sampling rate. The diagnostic's phase-frequency characteristic is properly measured in order to allow measuring the wave vectors of the picked up waves.
Original languageEnglish
Article number033546
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number3
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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