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  • Main Title Getting one-ton, phone-booth-sized optic modules into the world`s largest laser


  • Author: Yakuma, S.C.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Grasz, E.L.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: California
    Additional Info: Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)


  • Creation: 1998-05-12


  • English


  • Content Description: The National Ignition Facility (NIF), currently under design and construction at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), will be the world`s largest laser when complete. The NIF will use about 8,000 large optics of 41 different types to focus up to 192 laser beams on a dime-size target. Each laser component will be packaged into a line-replaceable unit (LRU) made up of a mechanical housing, laser optics (lenses and mirrors), utilities, actuators, and kinematic mounts. Given the constraints of the operating environment, such as high cleanliness and limited space, the tasks associated with LRU interchange require unique and flexible hardware system designs. This paper introduces the Optical Transport and Material Handling designs that will be used to deliver the LRUs in the NIF Laser Bays. These systems use a novel and versatile automated guided vehicle (AGV) for transport. The transport and handling hardware is being designed to allow autonomous, semiautonomous, and manual operations.
  • Physical Description: 7 p.


  • Keyword: Us National Ignition Facility
  • STI Subject Categories: 70 Plasma Physics And Fusion
  • Keyword: Transport
  • Keyword: Optical Equipment


  • Conference: 2. international conference on engineering design and automation, Maui, HI (United States), 9-12 Aug 1998


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

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  • Article


  • Text


  • Other: DE98058346
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--130308
  • Report No.: CONF-980810--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 305304
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675475


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