Development of a Cost-Effective Design for the Fusion Ignition Research Experiment

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The Fusion Ignition Research Experiment (FIRE) is one of the components of a US Next Step Options (NSO) study which is considering what major experiments might be undertaken in a restructured US Fusion Sciences Program. FIRE is designed for a plasma current of {approx}6.5 MA, a burn time of at least 10 s, and a Q in the range of 5 to 10. FIRE has a major radius of 2.0 m, a minor radius of 0.525 m, and a field on axis of 10T. All of the coils are inertially cooled by liquid nitrogen. FIRE will operate primarily in a ... continued below

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Heitzenroeder, Philip J. December 1, 1999.

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The Fusion Ignition Research Experiment (FIRE) is one of the components of a US Next Step Options (NSO) study which is considering what major experiments might be undertaken in a restructured US Fusion Sciences Program. FIRE is designed for a plasma current of {approx}6.5 MA, a burn time of at least 10 s, and a Q in the range of 5 to 10. FIRE has a major radius of 2.0 m, a minor radius of 0.525 m, and a field on axis of 10T. All of the coils are inertially cooled by liquid nitrogen. FIRE will operate primarily in a double null configuration with an x-point triangularity of 0.8 and an x-point elongation of 2.2. In addition to these technical requirements, a major goal for the FIRE project is for a total project cost of approximately $1B (in FY 99 dollars). This paper describes the process and rationale for the engineering design chosen for FIRE, taking into account both the performance and cost goals.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00015035

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  • Report No.: PPPL-3399
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03073
  • DOI: 10.2172/15035 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 15035
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc618916

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Heitzenroeder, Philip J. Development of a Cost-Effective Design for the Fusion Ignition Research Experiment, report, December 1, 1999; Princeton, New Jersey. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc618916/: accessed November 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.