Control and Design of a Arc Power Supply for KSTAR's the Neutral Beam Injection

  • Ryu, Dong-Kyun ;
  • Lee, Hee-Jun ;
  • Lee, Jung-Hyo ;
  • Won, Chung-Yuen
  • Received : 2014.08.19
  • Accepted : 2014.09.28
  • Published : 2015.01.01


The neutral beam injection generate ultra-high temperature energy in the tokamak of nuclear fusion. The neutral beam injection make up arc power supply, filament power supply and acceleration & deceleration power supply. The arc power supply has characteristics of low voltage and high current. Arc power supply generate arc through constant output of voltage and current. So this paper proposed suitable buck converter for low voltage and high current. The proposed buck converter used parallel switch because it can be increased capacity and decrease conduction loss. When an arc generated, the neutral beam injection chamber occur high voltage. And it will break output capacitor of buck converter. Therefore the output capacitor was removed in the proposed converter. Thus the proposed converter should be designed for the characteristics of low voltage and high current. Also, the arc power supply should be guaranteed for system stability. The proposed parallel buck converter enables the system stability of the divided low output voltage and high current. The proposed converter with constant output be the most important design of the output inductor. In this paper, designed arc power supply verified operation of system and stability through simulation and prototype. After it is applied to the 288[kW] arc power supply for neutral beam injection.


Buck Converter;Neutral injection beam;DCDC Converter;Arc power supply