In order to validate and demonstrate the required integrated system performance, a megawatt (MW), continuous-wave-class Gyrotron Test Facility (IIGTF) has been developed at ITER India. The facility offers all the necessary auxiliary systems and services such as high-voltage and low-voltage power supplies; control, monitoring and protection systems; radio frequency diagnostic systems; cooling; and vacuum services. (These systems also serve as functional templates for actual ITER deliveries.) A test gyrotron with ITER-relevant specifications, along with a set of waveguide components including dummy loads, has been procured from M/s. GYCOM Russia and fully integrated with the test facility.
The ITER India Gyrotron Test Facility has been used to successfully carry out the site acceptance of a test gyrotron to ITER power and pulse requirements. This significant achievement also confirms the successful commissioning of the megawatt-class, continuous wave test facility and validates the various auxiliary systems and their integrated performance.