Second Russian Gyrotron tested: all parameters fine

In mid-May, factory acceptance tests of the second Russian Gyrotron set for the ITER machine were carried out by specialists of the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences and GYCOM Ltd. (Nizhny Novgorod).

The tests conducted by the Nizhny Novgorod specialists demonstrated full compliance of the manufactured device with the technical requirements developed by the ITER Organization: 1 MW power at the required 170 GHz in continuous mode. It should be noticed that this was the second in succession Russian Gyrotron complex that has shown close to perfection test results and almost 100% of reliability at 95% acceptable.
Gyrotron is a powerful source of microwave radiation that provides plasma heating and current drive and is of vital importance for ITER successful operation. It is presupposed by various features of microwave radiation / tokamak plasma interaction and also by impressive progress in development of gyrotrons – generators of this kind of radiation. It has a broad range of tasks pre-ionization, current-drive, plasma extra heating, fluctuation suppression etc.
Gyrotron research and development started at the Institute of Applied Physics in the middle of the XX century. Today, the fabulous Institute and the GYCOM Ltd. established on its basis remain the acknowledged world leaders in fabrication of such sophisticated devices as gyrotrons.
The requirements claimed by the ITER Organization to the Russian industries gave them new impetus, as development of a unit that would meet the stated parameters required significant improvement of the existing technology and manufacturing process. The fact that the second at a run procurement complex demonstrated excellent results testifies that the Russian industries coped with this task.
Fabrication of 24 Gyrotrons is equally shared between Russia, Europe and Japan. For the moment, it’s only Russia that managed to meet all the technical requirements of the ITER Organization. Soon, delivery of the Russian Gyrotrons to the ITER construction site is supposed to start.

The ITER Council, ITER's governing body, met for the twenty-second time on 20 and 21 June 2018 at the ITER Organization in Saint Paul-lez-Durance, France. Council Members approved refinements to the construction strategy which will optimize the installation of components in the Tokamak Complex. With this strategy in place, the project is on track to achieve First Plasma in 2025 while adhering to overall project costs
In June, Russia has officially completed its second Procurement Arrangement within the framework of the ITER Project joint implementation ploidal field conductors for the ITER magnet system have been fabricated in full scope
Within the scope of Russian obligations within the ITER Project in-kind contribution, the largest, for the moment, pack of the Russian electrotechnical equipment for the future facility has been successfully delivered to France
Series of tests of the Switching Network Unit (SNU) prototype for the ITER coil power supply systems, within the scope of Russian obligations, successfully conducted at the Efremov Institute in St. Petersburg
April 2, 2018, progress of the Russian participation in the ITER Project was reported at the ITER Project. Step to future energy section under supervision of Anatoly Krasilnikov director of the institution Project Center ITER (Russian ITER DA) within the framework of the 45th International Zvenigorod Conference on plasma physics and controlled fusion
The governing body of the ITER Organization, the ITER Council, met for the twenty-first time on 15 and 16 November 2017 under the chairmanship of Won Namkung (Korea). Representatives from China, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States reviewed a detailed set of reports and indicators covering both organizational and technical performance, and concluded that the project remains on track for success
September 7, six trucks with elements of direct current aluminum busbars for ITER superconducting magnet power supply moved to the sea port of Saint Petersburg for further transportation to the ITER construction site
On 24 October 2007, the ITER Organization was officially established following the ratification by the seven ITER Members of the project's constitutive document, the ITER Agreement.
Now, nearly ten years on, a unique community has taken root in southern France, among the hills of Haute Provence. Hundreds of scientists, engineers, technicians, project members and administrators from 35 countries that are working toward the same goal: building the first machine that will be capable of demonstrating a burning plasma, a self-sustaining environment that holds the key to the development of a new, safe, environmentally responsible and virtually inexhaustible energy source.
February 13, 2017, traditionally, the ITER: step to future energy section under supervision of Anatoly Krasilnikov director of the institution Project Center ITER (Russian ITER DA) took place within the framework of the 44th International Zvenigorod Conference for plasma physics and thermonuclear fusion
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