‎FY2019 Facility and Diagnostic Milestones‎

FY2019 Notable Outcomes for the NSTX-U Recovery Project:

Goal 2.0 - Design, Fabrication, Construction and Operation of Research Facilities

  • FES: Prepare an NSTX-U Recovery Project cost estimate that is deemed by external review to be well documented, comprehensive, accurate and credible, as defined by GAO-09-3SP and DOE Order 413.3B, by March 31, 2019.

  • FES: For the NSTX-U recovery project, complete a final design review(s) for the integrated casing assembly, including the heat-transfer tubing and plates and associated attachment hardware, the vertical and angled sections of the center-stack casing, and the horizontal divertor end-flanges, bellows, collars, and organ pipes by December 31, 2018. (Objective 2.1)

  • FES: For the NSTX-U recovery project, award a sub-contract(s) for the procurement of the integrated casing assembly, including the heat-transfer tubing and plates and associated attachment hardware, the vertical and angled sections of the center-stack casing, and the horizontal divertor end-flanges, bellows, collars, and organ pipes by March 31, 2019. (Objective 2.2)

  • FES: For the NSTX-U recovery project, fabricate at least one production inner-poloidal magnetic field coil. Verify the quality of the coil through electrical testing and dimensional inspection by September 30, 2019. (Objective 2.2)

Goal 5.0 - Environment, Safety and Health

  • PSO: Establish an effective and appropriately tailored Accelerator Safety Order Implementation Plan for the NSTX-U Recovery Project and obtain DOE’s concurrence. (Due September 30, 2019)


(Incremental) Diagnostic Milestone ID(19-1): Install high kθ diagnostic system (September 30, 2019)

Description: To measure electron-scale micro-turbulence in NSTX-U, the 280 GHz high-k tangential scattering system of NSTX will be replaced by a 693 GHz poloidal scattering system being developed by UC Davis for NSTX-U, thereby considerably enhancing planned turbulence physics studies by providing a measurement of the kθ-spectrum of ETG turbulence. This installation will only be carried out if sufficient resources are available.