NSTX Upgrade Research 

Program Advisory Committee Meeting

January 9-10, 2018

Room:  B318

Lyman Spitzer Building - PPPL

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Facility and Diagnostic Info



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

8:00AM                     PAC members arrive in B318


8:30-8:45AM            Director’s Office Intro, Meeting Logistics, PAC Intros (Hawryluk, Menard, Forest)

8:45-9:30AM            Program Overview (Menard) – 25+20 mins

9:30-10:05AM          Recovery Project Overview (Gerhardt) – 20+15 mins

10:05-10:30AM        NSTX-U Collaboration Highlights (Kaye) – 15+10 mins

10:30-10:50AM       Coffee Break

Scenarios, Core Science

10:50-11:25AM        Advanced Scenarios and Control (Battaglia) – 20+15 mins

11:25-12:00AM        Turbulence and Transport (Guttenfelder) – 20+15 mins

12:00-12:30PM        Energetic Particles (Podestá) – 15+15 mins

12:30-1:00PM          Macroscopic Stability (Sabbagh) – 15+15 mins

1:00-1:45PM            PAC Working Lunch / Executive Session 

PAC discussion point for working lunch:  Consider open discussion session with team (at 3:15PM or other) for enhancing arguments and presentations, possibly deferring the RF and Plasma Formation presentations

Boundary Science

1:45-2:15PM            Pedestal Structure and Control (Diallo) – 15+15 mins

2:15-2:45PM            Plasma Facing Components + Divertor and SOL (Reinke) – 15+15 mins

2:45-3:15PM            Liquid Metal PFCs – Near and Long-Term Plans (Jaworski) – 15+15 mins

RF and Plasma Formation

3:15-3:40PM            Wave Heating and Current Drive (Perkins) – 13+12 mins

3:40-4:05PM            Non-inductive Start-up and Ramp-up (Raman) – 13+12 mins

4:05                         Coffee Available

4:10-6:30PM            PAC executive session

6:30PM                    PAC questions for NSTX-U team

7:15PM                    PAC dinner at Salt Creek Grille

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

8:00AM                    PAC members arrive in B318

8:30AM                    NSTX-U team responses to PAC questions (+ coffee service)

9:30-1:30PM            PAC executive session

12:00-1PM               Working lunch

1:30-2:30PM            PAC debrief to NSTX-U / PPPL