Office of Supported by Science NSTX Team Meeting College W&M Colorado Sch Mines Columbia U Comp-X April 5, 2006 Culham Sci Ctr General Atomics INEL U St. Andrews Johns Hopkins U York U LANL Chubu U LLNL Fukui U Lodestar Hiroshima U MIT Hyogo U Nova Photonics Kyoto U New York U Kyushu U Old Dominion U Kyushu Tokai U ORNL NIFS PPPL Niigata U PSI U Tokyo Princeton U JAERI SNL Hebrew U Think Tank, Inc. Ioffe Inst UC Davis RRC Kurchatov Inst UC Irvine TRINITI UCLA KBSI UCSD KAIST U Colorado ENEA, Frascati U Maryland CEA, Cadarache U Rochester IPP, Jülich U Washington IPP, Garching U Wisconsin ASCR, Czech Rep NSTX Team Meeting Agenda Time: 1:30 ~ 3:00, Place LSB-318, April 4, 2006 • General Items • Various Project and Programmatic matters • Engineering Operations • Research Operations • Run Coordination • Physics Analysis Safely, Safely, Safely • NSTX has been recordable injury free since Nov 2004, which is a remarkable record considering the ongoing activities since then. However, there have been problems with the required daily sign-ins on the Radiation Work Permit (RWP) for the NSTX Test Cell; Please be vigilant on this. The safety reviews for LITER went very well. (Jerry Levine) • NSTX received the State Award for 5 consecutive years without an away-from-work lost time accident. • Hazard Awareness Training (W. Slavin) • File Proper Visitor Forms (J. Savino) Fusion Related News • Budget Planning Meeting held on March 14 - 15, 2006. • Anne Davies and Mike Roberts of OFES have retired. The retirement luncheon is being held today. James Decker will be acting for Anne until the position is filled. • ITER Positions are being filled: Norbert Holtkamp of ORNL - nominee Principal Deputy Director-General and Project Construction Leader. He reports to Kaname Ikeda - nominee Director-General in November 2005. The top management team of the prospective ITER Organization is now complete. Currently deputy director candidates are being solicited. • US ITER Project Office and WBS managers are being filled. US Burning Plasma Organization TOPICAL GROUPS FORMATION STARTING 10 Topical Groups will be established: MHD, Macroscopic Plasma Physics Confinement and Transport Boundary Plasma-Wave Interactions Energetic Particles Fusion Engineering Science Modeling and Simulation Operational Scenarios and Control Diagnostics Integrated Scenarios Please register at the burning plasma.org website. NOMINATIONS ARE WELCOME !! We are thus soliciting suggestions for individuals who can provide initial leadership for the Topical Groups. Self-nominations are also welcome. ITER Charge from Ray Orbach ..I would like for FESAC to address an important set of issues: How the program should evolve over the coming decade to take into account new and upgraded international experiments and how the program should prepare to make the transition to ITER. Viewing the world fusion program as a fully integrated international endeavor rather than a series of national efforts, where will synergies, redundancies, and gaps in research arise, and how should the U.S. program adjust to minimize duplicate effort and fill important gaps? Should existing facilities remain in their current configurations, or should they reconfigured to pursue the science of different concepts? Serious consideration should also be given to whether a point exists within the next 10 years when funds from any of the four major U.S. facilities may be better used for hardware and research on more capable facilities abroad. .. I would like to receive your report by the end of February 2007. … Ray Orbach • NSTX has a 5 year research plan as presently being pursued - we need to make our present run as productive as possible! • Is there an attractive NSTX facility upgrade path for the next five years to build upon the present 5 year plan? - we need ideas!
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