National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX)

Funding Agency: U.S Department of Energy, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Energy Industries of Ohio

(EIO) is prime contractor on a project with DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory for the design, development, prototype building and construction of components in support of the National Compact Stellerator Experiment. Stellerators are a class of magnetic fusion confinement devices characterized by three-dimensional magnetic fields and plasma shapes and are the best-developed class of magnetic fusion devices after the Tokamak. The initial prototype device is valued at $550,000 and if successful it could be the genesis of a $5+ million production contract