Electron Cyclotron Heating Transmission Lines

The US is responsible for 88% of the electron cyclotron transmission lines, including research and development (with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Massachusetts Institute of Technology), design, fabrication, and interfaces. The IO is responsible for installing the electron cyclotron transmission lines (12%).

The electron cyclotron system heats the electrons in the plasma with a high-intensity beam of electromagnetic radiation. This system is also used to deposit heat in very specific places in the plasma. Power will be provided by powerful, high-frequency gyrotrons. The US transmission line design will provide efficient power transfer from 170 GHz gyrotron sources to plasma heating power launchers (20 MW).

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