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Optimization of the viewing chord arrangement of the ITER poloidal polarimeter

Yamaguchi, Taiki; Kawano, Yasunori; Fujieda, Hirobumi; Kurihara, Kenichi; Sugihara, Masayoshi*; Kusama, Yoshinori

The poloidal polarimeter will be installed in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) to measure the safety factor profile. The number of viewing chords is restricted to about 15 channels. Therefore optimization of the viewing chord arrangement is necessary to diagnose the accurate safety factor profile. In this study, we studied the optimum viewing chord arrangement for the equilibria of ITER operation scenarios using the equilibrium reconstruction. For the burning phase of inductive scenario, the error of the safety factor on the magnetic axis was 35% if the viewing chords are not arranged in the peripheral region. It was improved to 3% by arranging the viewing chord of the upper port to peripheral region. This arrangement was used for the reconstruction of the burning phase in the noninductive scenario and of the phase of the plasma current 3.5 MA in the inductive operation scenario. As the result, the accuracy does not decrease drastically.



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