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India signs off on ion cyclotron power sources

Sabina Griffith

The Head of the Indian Domestic Agency, Shishir Deshpande (left) and Kaname Ikeda signing Procurement Arrangement 31. Also in the picture: Aparajita Mukherjee, ion cyclotron project manager at ITER India, and ITER Deputy Director-General Dhiraj Bora. (Click to view larger version...)
The Head of the Indian Domestic Agency, Shishir Deshpande (left) and Kaname Ikeda signing Procurement Arrangement 31. Also in the picture: Aparajita Mukherjee, ion cyclotron project manager at ITER India, and ITER Deputy Director-General Dhiraj Bora.
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 layout of the ion cyclotron heating and current drive system: 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. (Click to view larger version...)
The layout of the ion cyclotron heating and current drive system: 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 ion cyclotron heating and current drive system 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 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).

The Procurement Arrangement signed today has a value of approximately EUR 27.8 million. And, for the record, it is Procurement Arrangement number 31.


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