Due to the high electron temperature during the plasma burning, both a higher power (>1 MW) and a higher frequency (up to 300 GHz) are required for plasma heating in future fusion experiments like DEMO. For this task, ENEA started a project to develop a cyclotron auto-resonance maser (CARM) able to produce an electron radiation in synchronism with the electromagnetic field and to transfer the electron beam kinetic energy to the plasma. This facility requires an advanced pulsed high voltage power supply (HVPS) with the following technical characteristics: variable output voltage up to 700 kV; variable pulse length in the range 5-50 μs; overshoot < 2%; rise time < 1 μs; voltage accuracy (including drop, ripple and stability) < 0.1%. This paper describes the conceptual design and the technical solutions adopted to achieve the performance requested for the CARM HVPS. © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Conceptual design of pulsed high voltage and high precision power supply for a cyclotron auto-resonance maser (CARM) for plasma heating

Lampasi, A.;Maffia, G.;Zito, P.
2015

Abstract

Due to the high electron temperature during the plasma burning, both a higher power (>1 MW) and a higher frequency (up to 300 GHz) are required for plasma heating in future fusion experiments like DEMO. For this task, ENEA started a project to develop a cyclotron auto-resonance maser (CARM) able to produce an electron radiation in synchronism with the electromagnetic field and to transfer the electron beam kinetic energy to the plasma. This facility requires an advanced pulsed high voltage power supply (HVPS) with the following technical characteristics: variable output voltage up to 700 kV; variable pulse length in the range 5-50 μs; overshoot < 2%; rise time < 1 μs; voltage accuracy (including drop, ripple and stability) < 0.1%. This paper describes the conceptual design and the technical solutions adopted to achieve the performance requested for the CARM HVPS. © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Pulse width modulation PID controller;Pulse transformer;Pulse modulator;DC/DC converter
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