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KSTAR - Experimental Web

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

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 2 (2013~2017)]
Develop long pulse plasma operation technologies

- Long pulse operation of existing tokamak modes (up to 300seconds for H mode)
- Realization of high performance AT mode under moderate power & magnetic field
- Perform as an ITER Pilot Device


[Phase 3 (2018~2022)]
Develop high performance, high efficiency AT mode technologies

- Long pulse operation of AT mode under moderate heating power
- Realization of high performance AT mode under high power & moderate magnetic field
- Performance as an ITER Satellite Device


[Phase 4 (2023~2025)]
Test of relavant prior arts for DEMO

- Realization of long pulse operation for high power AT mode
- Test of DEMO related prior arts

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

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