Patokam-A IP portfolio
Name of the intellectual property portfolio: Patokam-A.
Sectors: electric power.
Technical areas: thermonuclear reactors.
|Title of the patent family
|Method for automatically adjusting an ion cyclotron resonance heating system of a thermonuclear reactor
|Method for automatic adjustment of an ion cyclotron resonance heating system of a thermonuclear reactor
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This portfolio comprises the items listed in the following table. To obtain the latest relevant document, click in the "Item ID" column.
||Patent or PCT publ. No.
||14 Dec 2020
||FR 3 117 661
||4 Nov 2022
||25 Nov 2021
||12 Aug 2021
||FR 3 118 562
||2 Dec 2022
||11 May 2022
Ion cyclotron resonance heating, also called "ICRH" or "ion cyclotron radio-frequency heating", is referred to as "chauffage à résonance cyclotronique ionique" or "chauffage cyclotronique ionique" in French. Ion cyclotron resonance heating is one of the standard plasma heating techniques used in thermonuclear reactors based on a magnetic confinement of the hot plasma (these thermonuclear reactors are usually referred to as "tokamaks"). An ion cyclotron resonance heating system may for instance operate in the 35 MHz to 65 MHz frequency range. To obtain an heating power larger than 5 MW in this frequency range, it is advisable to use a plurality of radio-frequency amplifiers, a multiport antenna, and a multiple-input-port and multiple-output-port tuning unit. The multiple-input-port and multiple-output-port tuning unit is used to obtain that each radio-frequency amplifier sees an optimal or almost optimal load, for any behaviour of the plasma, except, possibly, if an edge localized mode (also referred to as ELM) occurs in the vacuum chamber of the thermonuclear reactor.
The patents disclose methods for automatically adjusting an ion cyclotron resonance heating system of a thermonuclear reactor, which maximizes the power that the ion cyclotron resonance heating system can deliver to the plasma existing in the vacuum chamber of the thermonuclear reactor. The inventions also relate to a thermonuclear reactor implementing these methods.
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