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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 7, 2402041 (2012)

Regular Articles

Calculation of Geometry Matrices for IRVBs for Application to 3D Tomography of Radiative Phenomena in LHD
Byron J. PETERSON, Masahiro KOBAYASHI, Ryuichi SANO1), Shwetang N. PANDYA2) and the LHD Experiment Group
National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292, Japan
Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0808, Japan
The Graduate University for Advance Studies, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292, Japan
(Received 9 December 2011 / Accepted 18 January 2012 / Published 26 July 2012)


InfraRed imaging Video Bolometers (IRVBs) can provide hundreds of channels of bolometric data forming an image of the plasma radiation [B.J. Peterson, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 3696 (2000)]. By calculating the geometry matrix (or response matrix) of the detector field of view (FoV) with respect to a predefined three dimensional (3D) plasma grid of plasma voxels these geometry matrices can be used for 3D tomography of the plasma radiation. This is done by assuming that the plasma reproduces itself every half field period. Then by combining the FOV of 3 IRVBs with different views of the plasma (top, tangential, semi-tangential), one large geometry matrix can be derived relating 1968 IRVB channels to 13,161 plasma voxels. Results indicate that FoVs should be modified or supplemented to view plasma voxels near the helical divertor xpoints of the diagonal cross-sections (5° < φ < 13° ) which are in the shadows of the helical coils.


Infrared Imaging Video Bolometer, 3D tomography, LHD

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.7.2402041


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This paper may be cited as follows:

Byron J. PETERSON, Masahiro KOBAYASHI, Ryuichi SANO, Shwetang N. PANDYA and the LHD Experiment Group, Plasma Fusion Res. 7, 2402041 (2012).