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27 January 2013

FPA signing ceremony for Plasma Position Reflectometry components

F4E Director Bindslev and IST's President Prof. Oliveira at the FPA ceremony benefitting Euratom associations in Portugal, Spain and Italy

F4E Director, Henrik Bindslev, attended the official signing ceremony of the Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) for the design of Diagnostic components for the ITER Plasma Position Reflectometry in Lisbon, Portugal. The ceremony celebrated the FPA awarded by F4E to a consortium consisting of three EURATOM associations: Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), from Portugal; Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), from Spain; and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Fisica del Plasma "Piero Caldirola" (IFP-CNR), from Italy.

The FPA concerns the design of the Plasma Position Reflectometry components (antennas, waveguides, microwave electronics and real-time analysis software) for the Diagnostics systems in the ITER machine. It covers R&D, engineering, quality support and managerial activities, and testing from functional specifications, up to the supply of an F4E-approved final design. This FPA will bring together the work of some 30 physicists and engineers per year.