The ITPA Diagnostics Group - Special Working Group on First Wall Diagnostics was inaugurated on September 10th, 2009.

It is co-chaired by Charles Skinner, Dmitry Rudakov and Roger Reichle.


  • The first wall is a critical factor in ITER's safe operation and the achievement of high performance plasmas.
  • First wall diagnostics (FWD) are necessary for machine protection and for controlling plasma-wall interactions.
  • The mission of the SWG on first wall diagnostics is to assist the ITER Organization achieve the project objectives in the area of first wall diagnostics by providing a forum for experts in the world fusion community to pool their knowledge and advise the ITER Organization on First Wall measurements and First Wall Diagnostic issues.

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