Floating data acquisition system for microwave calorimeter measurements on MTX

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A microwave calorimeter has been designed for making 140-GHz absorption measurements on the MTX. Measurement of the intensity and spatial distribution of the FEL-generated microwave beam on the inner wall will indicate the absorption characteristics of the plasma when heated with a 140 GHz FEL pulse. The calorimeter works by monitoring changes of temperature in silicon carbide tiles located on the inner wall of the tokamak. Thermistors are used to measure the temperature of each tile. The tiles are located inside the tokamak about 1 cm outside of the limiter radius at machine potential. The success of this measurement depends ... continued below

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Sewall, N.R. September 13, 1989.

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A microwave calorimeter has been designed for making 140-GHz absorption measurements on the MTX. Measurement of the intensity and spatial distribution of the FEL-generated microwave beam on the inner wall will indicate the absorption characteristics of the plasma when heated with a 140 GHz FEL pulse. The calorimeter works by monitoring changes of temperature in silicon carbide tiles located on the inner wall of the tokamak. Thermistors are used to measure the temperature of each tile. The tiles are located inside the tokamak about 1 cm outside of the limiter radius at machine potential. The success of this measurement depends on our ability to float the data acquisition system near machine potential and isolate it from the rest of the vault ground system. Our data acquisition system has 48 channels of thermistor signal conditioning, a multiplexer and digitizer section, a serial data formatter, and a fiber-optic transmitter to send the data out. Additionally, we bring timing signals to the interface through optical fibers to tell it when to begin measurement, while maintaining isolation. The receiver is an HP 200 Series computer with a serial data interface; the computer provides storage and local display for the shot temperature profile. Additionally, the computer provides temporary storage of the data until it can be passed to a shared resource management system for archiving. 2 refs., 6 figs.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01; OSTI; INIS; GPO Dep.

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  • 13. international symposium on fusion engineering, Knoxville, TN (USA), 2-6 Oct 1989

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  • Other: DE90000816
  • Report No.: UCRL-101131
  • Report No.: CONF-891007--6
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5502191
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092135

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Sewall, N.R. Floating data acquisition system for microwave calorimeter measurements on MTX, article, September 13, 1989; [Livermore,] California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1092135/: accessed July 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.