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  1. NRC Study on Prospects for Inertial Confinement Fusion Energy Systems Presentation at Fusion Power Associates Annual Meeting December 1, 2010 David Lang, Study Director

  2. Origin of the Study • DOE Science, NNSA, & NE • Want guidance on long-term roadmap for an IFE system • Interim report to inform near-term direction • DOE supporting the study D. Lang

  3. Structure • Main Committee • Writes interim and final reports • 21 experts from many fields • Provides parameters to ICF Target Physics Panel • ICF Target Physics Panel • 6 experts in target physics, chair will report to Committee • Access to classified information • Reports to Committee via regular internal progress reports and other means D. Lang

  4. Statement of Task (1) • The [main] committee will prepare a report that will: • Assess the prospects for generating power using inertial confinement fusion; • Identify scientific and engineering challenges, cost targets, and R&D objectives associated with developing an IFE demonstration plant; and • Advise the U.S. Department of Energy on its development of an R&D roadmap aimed at creating a conceptual design for an inertial fusion energy demonstration plant. • The Committee will also prepare an interim report. D. Lang

  5. Statement of Task (2) • ICF Target Physics Panel • Access to classified information • Will inform the main Committee on target physics issues • “Assess the current performance of various fusion target technologies. Describe the R&D challenges to providing suitable targets on the basis of parameters established and provided by the Committee.” D. Lang

  6. Committee membership: • Charles Baker, UCSD, ret. • Roger Bangerter, LBNL, ret. • Riccardo Betti, U. Rochester • Jan Beyea, CiPI • Robert Byer, Stanford • Franklin Chang-Diaz, Ad Astra Rocket Co. • Steven Cowley, UK AEA • *Ronald Davidson, Princeton • David Hammer, Cornell • Joseph Hezir, EOP Group • *Gerald Kulcinski, U. Wisconsin • Kathryn McCarthy, INL • Lawrence Papay, PQR LLC • Kenneth Schultz, General Atomics • Andrew Sessler, LBNL • John Sheffield, U. Tennessee • Thomas Tombrello, Caltech • Dennis Whyte, MIT • Jonathan Wurtele, UC Berkeley • Rosa Yang, EPRI • Adrian Zaccaria, Bechtel * Co-Chair D. Lang

  7. Panel membership • We envision expertise in these fields to be present: • target physics • plasma physics • ICF physics • materials science & chemical engineering • computational physics • analytical codes D. Lang

  8. Notional Schedule • 2010 Dec 16-17 in Washington, DC: 1st cmte meeting • 2011 Panel and further cmte meetings Summer: interim report issued • 2012 Spring/Summer: prepub version of report released D. Lang

  9. Thank you http://sites.nationalacademies.org/BPA/BPA_058425 D. Lang