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Project Title: Prospects for Inertial Confinement Fusion Energy Systems

PIN: DEPS-BPA-10-03         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Board on Energy & Environmental Systems DEPS
Board on Physics & Astronomy DEPS

Lang, David

Subject/Focus Area:
Energy and Energy Conservation; Engineering and Technology; Math, Chemistry and Physics

Prospects for Inertial Confinement Fusion Energy Systems
October 31, 2011 - November 2, 2011
F Street Conference Center

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Jonathan Yanger
Phone: 202-334-1544
Fax: 202-334-2019


NOTE 10/20: The below agenda may change due to scheduling changes with the speakers. Please check the agenda prior to attending.
NOTE 10/20: Public Comment Session is now included (mistakenly deleted).
NOTE 10/20: Agenda for the visit to NRL has been added.

Committee on the Prospects for Inertial Confinement Fusion Energy Systems
Fifth Meeting

The National Academies
20 F Street NW Conference Center
Meeting Rooms TBD
20 F Street, NW • Washington, DC 20001

Monday, October 31, 2011 Location: Meeting Rooms TBD
All presentation titles below are provisional and only intended to be placeholders

8:00 am Breakfast available Meeting Rooms A and B
8:30 am Welcome and opening remarks
8:45 am Discussion with ICF Target Physics Panel Chair
10:00 am Break

10:15 am Welcome and opening remarks
10:20 am Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion Energy: Activities and Plans in Europe and Russia, Boris Sharkov, FAIR GmbH
11:20 am Discussion
11:40 am Public Comment Session

12:00 pm Lunch Committee only

1:00 pm Mass manufacturing of targets, Abbas Nikroo, General Atomics
2:00 pm Discussion
2:30 pm A Perspective on Licensing of Inertial Fusion Power Plants, Dick Meserve,
Carnegie Institute for Science
3:00 pm Discussion

3:15 pm Committee Discussion
6:15 pm Break
7:00 pm Working Dinner at Bistro Bis (in the Hotel George) (committee & staff only)
9:00 pm Adjourn for day

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Location: Meeting Rooms TBD

8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Continued discussion
10:30 am Break

10:45 am A Perspective on Safety Issues of an Inertial Fusion Power Plant,Kathy McCarthy, Idaho National Laboratory (& Committee member)
11:15 am Discussion
11:30 am Public Comment Session

11:45 am Lunch Committee only

12:45 pm Continued discussion
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Continued discussion
6:00 pm Break
6:30 pm Adjourn for the day

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Visit to Laser Fusion Facilities, Naval Research Laboratory
2 November 2011

8:30 Transportation to NRL from Hotel

9:00 Gathering and introductions, Building 60 Auditorium

Presentation: Overview of the NRL laser fusion program, S. Obenschain
(History, updates on direct laser drive & KrF, path forward to IFE)

9:45 -11:15 Tours of Nike and Electra KrF Laser Facilities
(Tour guides Victor Serlin and John Sethian)

Tour of Nike Target Facility
(Yefim Aglitskiy, Max Karasik, Jim Weaver)

Tour of Nike Laser Facility
(David Kehne, Steve Terrell)

Tour of Electra Facility
(Frank Hegeler, Matt Myers, Matt Wolford)

11:15-11:45 Discussion (with light lunch), Building 71 Conference Room

11:45 Transportation to Hotel

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Ron Davidson
Jerry Kulcinski
Charles Baker
Roger Bangerter
Riccardo Betti
Jan Beyea
Robert Byer
Steven Cowley
Richard Garwin
Joe Hezir
Kathryn McCarthy
Larry Papay
Ken Schultz
Andy Sessler
John Sheffield
Tom Tombrello (via phone)
Dennis Whyte
Jonathan Wurtele (via phone)

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Final report, presentations heard, interim report, future meeting, report development schedule, Target panel activities, NRL tour logistics, recent developments in inertial fusion.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
60 Years of Energy Incentives. Management Information Services. October 2011.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: November 9, 2011