Today, Friday 5 February, ITER Director-General Kaname Ikeda and the Head of the Indian Domestic Agency, Shishir Deshpande, signed a Procurement Arrangement for the supply of the Radio-Frequency Power Sources for the ITER Ion Cyclotron Heating and Current Drive System.
The Head of the Indian Domestic Agency, Shishir Deshpande (left) and Kaname Ikeda signing Procurement Arrangement 31. Also in the picture: Aparajita Mukherjee. IC project manager, ITER-India and ITER Deputy Director-General Dhiraj Bora.
The Ion Cyclotron Heating and Current Drive system (ICH&CD, or IC for short) will provide Radio-Frequency (RF) heating and current drive to the ITER plasma. A total of 20 MW of RF power will be initially avail¬able from the system. The ICH&CD system is composed of the antenna port plugs plus matching systems, the transmission lines, the RF power sources, and auxiliary sub-systems and services such as decoupling units, control systems and test facilities (see picture).
ICH&CD system layout; A: RF power sources; B, D: transmission lines; C: hybrid splitters; E: gallery transmission lines; F: port cell matching systems; G: antenna plugs; H: to Hot Cell Facility; J: to Port Plug Test Facility. The high power load system and the transmission line switches are not shown.
The Procurement Arrangement signed today has a value of approximately EUR 27,8 million. And, for the record: It is PA number 31.
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