Development Tasks and Milestones

Development Tasks and Milestones Number of Cumulative Shots to Achieve Milestone
1. Demonstrate achievement of low impurity 100
2. Demonstrate 10 J Fusion yield 200
3. Demonstrate continued scaling of yield with current 300
4. Demonstrate 100-fold increase of density 400
5. Test increased current with shorter, 10-cm anode 500
6. Test increased current with upgrade of power supply 600
7. Install and test 10-cm Beryllium anode 700
8. Install and test Beryllium cathode 800
9. Install and test increased current with 7-cm Beryllium anode 900
10. Install and test heating and other equipment for hydrogen-boron fuel 1,000
11. Tests with hydrogen-boron partial gas 1,100
12. Demonstrate 100 J fusion yield with hydrogen-boron 1,200
13. Demonstrate 1,000 J fusion yield 1,300
14. Tests with pure hydrogen-boron fuel 1,400
15. Demonstrate scientific feasibility, net energy output 1,500
What We Have Done so Far
0.1 J fusion yield 300
1.8 billion C temperature 1,000
Switches firing together 1,200
Identified impurity problem 1,500
Design of monolithic tungsten electrodes as impurity solution 1,800
Identification of runaway electron problem, solutions 1,900
Identification of oxygen problem, solutions 1,930