Novel transport-vehicle design for moving optic modules in the National Ignition Facility

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The National Ignition Facility, currently under design and construction at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will be the world`s largest laser when complete. The NIF will use about 8,000 large optics of 26 different types to focus up to 192 laser beams on a dime-size target. Given the constraints of the NIF operating environment, the tasks associated with optics transport and handling require a novel, versatile transport system. The system will consist of a computer system containing guidance, traffic management and order entry functions, and four or more automated laser-guided vehicles. This transport system will transport optics enclosures that are essentially ... continued below

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Grasz, E. & Tiszauer, D. May 7, 1998.

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The National Ignition Facility, currently under design and construction at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will be the world`s largest laser when complete. The NIF will use about 8,000 large optics of 26 different types to focus up to 192 laser beams on a dime-size target. Given the constraints of the NIF operating environment, the tasks associated with optics transport and handling require a novel, versatile transport system. The system will consist of a computer system containing guidance, traffic management and order entry functions, and four or more automated laser-guided vehicles. This transport system will transport optics enclosures that are essentially portable clean rooms and will lift, align, and position them as needed to contact and engage mating points on the laser support structure.

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

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--130854
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 358837
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Grasz, E. & Tiszauer, D. Novel transport-vehicle design for moving optic modules in the National Ignition Facility, article, May 7, 1998; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc681279/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.