Microwave Imaging Reflectometry Experiment in TPE-RX
Microwave imaging reflectometry (MIR) was developed in TPE-RX, one of the world’s largest reversed field pinch (RFP) devices. The system optics are made of aluminum mirrors, Teflon lenses, and Plexiglas plates in order to reduce size. In this system, frequencies are stabilized so that noise can be reduced using narrow bandpass filters. A 4×4 2-D mixer array and phase detection system have also been developed. With this system, density fluctuations in the high-Θ RFP plasma, pulsed poloidal current drive (PPCD) plasma, and quasi-single helicity (QSH) plasma are observed in TPE-RX. This is the first MIR experiment in an RFP device.