The US is responsible for the R&D, design and fabrication for 14% of port-based diagnostic systems, including integration of 4 diagnostic port plugs, plus 7 instrumentation systems out of a total of approximately 45 individual diagnostic systems. ITER diagnostic systems provide measurements to aid understanding of plasma behavior and optimize fusion performance. Because of the harsh environment inside the tokamak vacuum vessel, these systems must cope with a range of conditions not previously encountered by diagnostic technology, all while performing with high reliability. The European Union, Japan, the Russian Federation, China, Korea, and India are also contributing to ITER diagnostics.
Last Updated: December 20, 2018 - 4:51 pm