Optimal operation of fusion reactors

Optimal operation of fusion reactors

Optimization of fusion operation technology by applying IOWN technology

Current research

Optimal operation technology for fusion reactors is a technology that aims at stable operation of nuclear fusion by utilizing IOWN (Innovative Optical and Wireless Network) technology.

We aim to contribute to hydrogen nuclear-fusion power generation, which is an overwhelmingly clean and inexhaustible energy source which would act as a practical step towards the goal of a sustainable society.

The goal is to achieve ultra-high speed/low-delay NW for monitoring and feedback control by transmitting high-capacity sensor data obtained during nuclear fusion with low delay, and for archiving the obtained data. We will also use digital twin computing to predict the future performance of hydrogen fusion reactors in cyberspace and to realize precise simulations.

We want this system to be employed in the experimental nuclear fusion reactor ITER (scheduled to start fusion operation in 2035), which is currently being assembled in Saint-Paul-les-Durance, France. Furthermore, we would like to contribute to the practical applications which will start to take place from the middle of the current century.

Novel Challenges

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