Fiscal Year 1987 Department of Energy Authorization: Magnetic fusion energy
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Energy Research and Production
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1986
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Page 15 - The high-current, low voltage power supplies for the International Fusion Superconducting Magnet Test Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been redesigned to eliminate stability problems caused by limiting action and related system dynamics. This paper describes the redesign, simulation, and testing of the power supply regulator for a 2-H, 15,000-A superconducting coil.
Page 10 - Is available to perfect the fusion energy source, which we expect to be a critical necessity In the long run. Finally, the utilization of the United States portion of the world's fusion development resources can be enhanced by this approach, since it provides the flexibility to collaborate Internationally. The essence of the program strategy Is to maintain a broad domestic research and development program with emphasis on establishing the basic elements (components or subsystems) of the science and...
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Page 10 - Therefore, time is available to perfect the fusion energy source, which we expect to be a critical necessity in the long run. Finally, the utilization of the United States portion of the world's fusion development resources can be enhanced by this approach, since it provides the flexibility to collaborate internationally. The essence of the program strategy is to maintain a broad domestic research and development program with emphasis on establishing the basic elements (components or subsystems)...
Page 12 - Given this current technical status and the revised program strategy, the FY 1987 budget request was developed with two major factors in mind. The first Is a need to maintain a balance between our domestic science and technology program and those abroad, In order to allow effective International collaboration to supplement our domestic activities. The second Is the need to support those experimental Investigations that are appropriate In order to maintain progress. Facilities that are large enough...
Page 4 - Soviet sides did agree that further fusion collaboration of some sort could be beneficial, and the communique expresses ". . . the importance of the work aimed at utilizing controlled thermonuclear fusion for peaceful purposes, and in this connection, advocated the widest practicable development of international cooperation in obtaining this source of energy, which is essentially inexhaustible, for the benefit of mankind".
Page 7 - The program 1s making excellent technical progress toward this goal. The long-term need and desirability for fusion energy continues to be strong. However, the program plan and the program budgets have been adjusted to reflect Improvements in our near-term energy supply as well as the need to control Federal spending. During the mid-1970's the Magnetic Fusion Energy program responded to the then looming energy crisis, by laying out a plan that was dedicated to the goal of having a fusion energy reactor...
Page 9 - ... in an international Stellarator program under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and bilateral agreements with Japan and the USSR as well as in a Reversed Field Pinch program under the IEA; and 3) performing smaller scale basic research on the Stellarator and Reversed Field Pinch concepts. The second key technical issue concerns the properties of burning plasmas. Understanding the properties of burning plasmas is required to complete the scientific base. This step requires...
Page 10 - It allows -40accommodatlon of budget stringency, as well as for progress to resolve the technical uncertainties that exist about the exact nature of a suitable fusion reactor. There appears to be no premium on early deployment of fusion in our present energy circumstances.
Page 8 - This plan has been accepted by both the Congress and the technical community. The development of magnetic fusion could lead to economic energy sources that possess a secure fuel reserve, as well as acceptable environmental and safety features. The fuel, deuterium (and tritium from lithium), Is readily -39available at low cost, and Its supply Is essentially unlimited.