Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 42 / Number 1 / July 2002 / Pages 167-177
The Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) Project mission aims at steady-state operation and "advanced tokamak" physics. Substantial progress in engineering has been made on the superconducting magnets, vacuum vessel, cryostat, plasma-facing components, and power supplies. All the major components such as the vacuum vessel, magnet systems, cryostat, and thermal shields are in the final stage of engineering design and prototype manufacturing with involvement of industrial companies. The new KSTAR experimental building is near completion, and the cryogenic system, the deionized water-cooling system, and the main power systems have been designed. The construction, fabrication, and assembly of the whole facility is underway for completion in the year 2005.