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Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS 2023)
May 7–11, 2023
Idaho Falls, ID|Snake River Event Center
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Fusion Science and Technology
Wanted: Information leading to a neutron source for fusion energy R&D
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science published a notice in the March 27 Federal Register calling for input on technological approaches to a Fusion Prototypic Neutron Source (FPNS) for materials irradiation research under DOE-SC’s Fusion Energy Sciences program, as well as partnership models that could accelerate the construction and delivery of the facility. The request for information (RFI) calls for responses by May 11.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022|3:15–5:00PM PDT|Pacific A
Nuclear energy is already the largest source of zero carbon baseload electricity. The further deployment of new nuclear energy capacity in support of net zero carbon production goals is a logical extension. However, many changes in our design and operating strategy are necessary to effectively and efficiently address the need for process heat, district heating and hydrogen production in addition to electric generation. Digital twins are an important component of the path forward, providing an opportunity to explore the deployment space for new systems, to optimize operations and maintenance planning, and to enhance control strategies of these facilities supporting new missions. Digital twins bring together model based system engineering capabilities with sophisticated data management and integration strategies to facilitate design, planning, and real-time decision making. The panel will discuss the state of the art in digital twin technologies, considering each of these aspects.
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