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Project Plan

KSTAR operation & experimental plan

KSTAR will be one of the most effective devices for ITER relevant operation and physics for reliable fusion reactor.

  • Accumulation of the technical know-how for the superconducting tokamak operation
  • Leading the high performance steady-state plasma experiment
Phase PHASE1 PHASE2 PHASE3 PHASE4
Year 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26
Coal SC Tokamak Operation Technology Steady-state Operation High-beta, AT Operation Sheady-state AT
Activities First plasma
SC tokamak operation technology(Bt-3.5T)
D-shaped plasma(Ip>1MA,D2)
H-mode achievement
Collaboration for operation
Long pulse operation(tpulse > 100s) AT opertion Tech.(Pheat < 20MW)
ITER pilot device operation
Collaboration for steady - state
operation
Long pulse operation(tpulse>300s)
Sable AT operation(Pheat<20MW)
ITER satellite operation
Collaboration for advanced
research
High beta AT
mode & long pulse
Reactor meternal,
test [divertor blanket]
Mileatone 1st Plasma
1MA
D-D Reaction
ITER Construction Start
100s LonTemp >10kW
ITER 1st Plasma

KSTAR Operation Plan

Phase 1(2008~2012)

Obtain the baseline operation technologies for superconducting tokamak

  • Basic performance test of superconducting tokamak
  • Reproducing existing tokamak operation modes (including H-mode) in Short Pulse
  • Basic performance test of auxiliary systems for high performance, long pulse operation

Phase 1(2008~2012)

Obtain the baseline operation technologies for superconducting tokamak

  • Basic performance test of superconducting tokamak
  • Reproducing existing tokamak operation modes (including H-mode) in Short Pulse
  • Basic performance test of auxiliary systems for high performance, long pulse operation

Phase 1(2008~2012)

Obtain the baseline operation technologies for superconducting tokamak

  • Basic performance test of superconducting tokamak
  • Reproducing existing tokamak operation modes (including H-mode) in Short Pulse
  • Basic performance test of auxiliary systems for high performance, long pulse operation

Phase 1(2008~2012)

Obtain the baseline operation technologies for superconducting tokamak

  • Basic performance test of superconducting tokamak
  • Reproducing existing tokamak operation modes (including H-mode) in Short Pulse
  • Basic performance test of auxiliary systems for high performance, long pulse operation

International Collaboration

KSTAR as an international research device with various collaboration programs

  • Technical development & training with advanced tokamak technology
  • World-wide fusion research center as an ITER piolt device
to the following information
  • EU
    • KSTAR Progress IVCC technical design
    • KSTAR Collaboration Interest D-T neutronics,NBI,Safety & risk management for ITER,Steady-state technology,PFC cooling,LHCD,Cryogenics,Divertor for steady-state,operation
  • Russia
    • KSTAR Progress SC coll design, SC tokamak commissioning
    • KSTAR Collaboration Interest Hard X-ray diagnostics, SC tokamak startup, Machine safety
  • Japan
    • KSTAR Progress NBI development, Bolometry diagnostics, Thomson laser system,
    • KSTAR Collaboration Interest ITER-like 170GHz gyrotron, Motor generator, ECH technology, Cryogenics, Diagnostics
  • USA
    • KSTAR Progress Plasma control system, ECCD launcher R&D. LHCD, AT-simulation, stability analysis, Visible Filterscope, Thomson, MSE/CER/BES R&D
    • KSTAR Collaboration Interest High-speed plasma control, Control coll PS, Long-pulse ECH/ECCD, ICRH, Remote operation R&D, Integrated AT-mode simulation, Fusion GRid, NBI diagnostics (MSE/CER.BES), MIR / ECEI, Operation extent R&D
  • NON-ITER(Australia)
    • KSTAR Progress none
    • KSTAR Collaboration Interest Diagnostics, Theory
  • India
    • KSTAR Progress none
    • KSTAR Collaboration Interest Heating device, SC device operation, Diagnostics
  • India
    • KSTAR Progress none
    • KSTAR Collaboration Interest Heating device, SC device operation, Diagnostics
  • China
    • KSTAR Progress none
    • KSTAR Collaboration Interest SC & control coll PS, SC device operation, Bilateral Workshop