Magnetic Confinement Fusion (MCF) and Intertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) are the two main branches of fusion research. Every year more than $1 billion is spent doing fusion research. The record for fusion power generation is the Joint European Torus (JET) which produced 16 MW of fusion power for 0.5 seconds. Enough to power 3000 homes. ITER, new machine being built in France will produce 500 MW of fusion power. Enough to power 100,000 homes. The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has recently for the first time produced more energy from the fuel than absorbed. In short the race to produce fusion energy is heating up!
All of these facilities require much advanced technology to make them operate, and to monitor the reactor performance. FPGA technology and the services provided by FAIT assist with this technology, providing superior expertise and knowledge built up from direct experience by the founder having worked at the largest fusion device in the world.
A picture of the ITER vessel.
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