Multi-Channel Microwave Reflectometer with Fermi Antenna Receivers
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We have evaluated a Fermi antenna newly designed in X band for use in a multichannel reflectometer. The advantages of the Fermi antenna are that it can be adopted as an array antenna owing to its planer shape and fabricated with a low cost due to its compactness and a light-weighted structure. The radiation-beam widths in the E- and H-plane are almost equal to each other and the side-lobe levels are low. Plasma behaviors in the HITOP device are measured by reflectometry using two Fermi antenna receivers. Time evolution of the cutoff layer and plasma rotation velocity measured by the reflectometer are in good agreement with an electrostatic probe measurement.
- Plasma and Fusion Research
Plasma and Fusion Research (2), S1039-S1039, 2007
The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research