Paloma Matia, optical engineer at ASE Optics, will give a poster presentation entitled: «Technology trade-off for remote lithium jet thickness monitoring system» at the International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology (ISFNT) event on the DONES-FLUX project for IFMIF-DONES (CDTI Missions MIP-20221017), in which a lithium sheet thickness monitoring system is being developed.
The system will be designed to perform live 3D measurement with a depth resolution of 0.1mm over IFMIF-DONES’ flowing lithium sheet area of a few 100 cm2. It will be used as part of the active control of the lithium sheet flow parameters and interlock system of IFMIF-DONES. The technology will be compatible with applicable environmental conditions of radiation, vacuum and temperature, and with the applicable geometrical restrictions of IFMIF-DONES. In these early stages of design, a technology trade-off for this measurement system is presented, which will guide the design up to TRL4 by the end of 2024.