From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2017
Measuring the X-ray environment generated at the center of the NIF target chamber is a core capability
required for understanding target implosions and other physics experiments. Recently an upgrade was
performed to the recording systems employing modern digital technology and additional remote-control
capabilities. Together, significantly decreasing manual setup burdens, increasing accuracy, stability and
availability while contributing to shot rate improvement, overall efficiency and cost of operations reduction on
NIF. We present the systems chosen, improved calibration techniques employed and some of the key features
including the addition of self-test capabilities.
B. V. Beeman, A. S. Moore, A. Wargo, P. Bell, W. Widmann, T. Clancy, F. Barbosa, B. Prat, and V. Allouche, "Recording system upgrade for the Dante x-ray diagnostic on the National Ignition Facility," Proc. SPIE 10390, Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion VI, 1039005 (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 08, 2017; Published: 26 September 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2275591.
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