The Academy of Sciences of the Czech rebublic - ASCR


COMPASS-U: Tokamak for cutting-edge fusion research
Management (Research): prof. RNDr. Radomír Pánek, Ph.D.
Project Name: COMPASS - U
OP Name: Research, Development and Education
Provider: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic
Call Name: Excellent Research in priority
Number and Name of priority axis: 02.1 Strengthening capacities for quality research
Project registration number: CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000768
Expected start/completion date: December 1, 2017 - June 30, 2023
Total resources:  797 018 442,46 CZK
Union contribution: 568 672 658,69 CZK
Support from national public resources: 188 494 861,64 CZK
Own source of funding: 39 850 922,13 CZK

Description of the project:

A significant upgrade of the COMPASS tokamak to a unique device presently missing in the European fusion program (and worldwide) is proposed. This device would be a flexible tokamak operating at high magnetic field and high plasma density, able to address many of the currently identified key gaps in the plasma exhaust physics as well as to explore innovative divertor regimes and advanced confinement modes important for the ITER and DEMO tokamaks.
The project is co-financed by EU.