on the programmatic and physics motivation for the NSTX Upgrades, please read:
Upgrades were strongly supported by the NSTX 5-year plan review
August 2008 - see for example the comments highlighted in
in the review panel
need for the NSTX Upgrades was described in a
presentation to DOE/OFES
in December 2008, and The mission need
document (CD-0) was approved by OFES in February 2009.
An overview of
the physics design of
the NSTX Upgrade as of November 2009 is provided
here, and a CD-1 Lehman review science requirements presentation
The most recent
overview presentations on the "Physics Basis for the NSTX Upgrade"
from the 2010 EPS meeting are available in
poster and 4-page