Galvanizing Advances in Market-Aligned Fusion for an Overabundance of Watts (GAMOW)
The Required Concept Paper Due Date is 3/27/2020
The GAMOW program will support innovative R&D in a range of fusion enabling technologies toward meeting one or more of the following high-level program objectives:
• Substantial progress toward demonstrating technical feasibility and/or increases in performance in the technical categories of interest compared to present state-of-the-art.
• Enabling significant device simplification or elimination of entire subsystems, in one or more commercially motivated fusion energy concepts.
• Reduction in fusion energy system cost (capital and/or operations/maintenance) and/or development time/cost, including those of critical materials and component testing/qualification facilities.
• Improvements in the reliability/availability/maintainability/inspectability (RAMI), safety, and/or environmental sustainability of fusion energy systems.