Remote control of the diagnostic systems is the basic requirement for the high performance plasma operation in a fusion device. This work presents the development of the remote control system for the multichannel Doppler backward scattering (DBS) reflectometers. It includes a remote controlled quasi-optical system and a remote intermediate frequency (IF) amplifier gain control system. The quasi-optical system contains a rotational polarizer, its polarization angle is tunable through a remote controlled motor, and it could combine the microwave beams with a wide frequency range into one focused beam. The remote IF gain control system utilizes the digital microcontroller (MCU) technique to regulate the signal amplitude for each signal channel. The gain parameters of amplifiers are adjustable, and the feedback of working status in the IF system will be sent to MCU in real time for safe operation. The gain parameters could be controlled either by the Ethernet remote way or directly through the local control interface on the system. Preliminary experimental results show the effectiveness of the remote controlled multichannel DBS system.
A remote gain controlled and polarization angle tunable Doppler backward scattering reflectometer
Note: Paper published as part of the Special Topic on Proceedings of the 23rd Topical Conference on High-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics.
J. Wen, Z. B. Shi, W. L. Zhong, Z. C. Yang, Z. J. Yang, B. Wang, M. Jiang, P. W. Shi, J. C. Hillesheim, S. J. Freethy, P. Shi, A. S. Liang, R. H. Tong, K. R. Fang, W. C. Deng, Y. Liu, Q. W. Yang, X. T. Ding, M. Xu; A remote gain controlled and polarization angle tunable Doppler backward scattering reflectometer. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 1 June 2021; 92 (6): 063513. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0043676
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