Scoping the parameter space for demo and the engineering test facility (ETF)

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In our IFE development plan, we have set a goal of building an Engineering Test Facility (ETF) for a total cost of $2B and a Demo for $3B. In Mike Campbell� s presentation at Madison, we included a viewgraph with an example Demo that had 80 to � 250 MWe of net power and showed a plausible argument that it could cost less than $3B. In this memo, I examine the design space for the Demo and then briefly for the ETF. Instead of attempting to estimate the costs of the drivers, I pose the question in a way to ... continued below

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Meier, W. R. January 19, 1999.

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In our IFE development plan, we have set a goal of building an Engineering Test Facility (ETF) for a total cost of $2B and a Demo for $3B. In Mike Campbell� s presentation at Madison, we included a viewgraph with an example Demo that had 80 to � 250 MWe of net power and showed a plausible argument that it could cost less than $3B. In this memo, I examine the design space for the Demo and then briefly for the ETF. Instead of attempting to estimate the costs of the drivers, I pose the question in a way to define R&D goals: As a function of key design and performance parameters, how much can the driver cost if the total facility cost is limited to the specified goal? The design parameters examined for the Demo included target gain, driver energy, driver efficiency, and net power output. For the ETF; the design parameters are target gain, driver energy, and target yield. The resulting graphs of allowable driver cost determine the goals that the driver R&D programs must seek to meet.

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  • Other: DE00008032
  • Report No.: UCRL-ID-132991
  • Grant Number: W-7405-Eng-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/8032 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 8032
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc742761

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Meier, W. R. Scoping the parameter space for demo and the engineering test facility (ETF), report, January 19, 1999; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc742761/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.