Large Distributed Data Acquisition System at the Z Facility

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Experiments at the Z machine generate over four hundred channels of waveform data on each accelerator shot. Most experiments require timing accuracy to better than one nanosecond between multiple distributed recording locations throughout the facility. Experimental diagnostics and high speed data recording equipment are typically located within a few meters of the 200 to 300 terawatt X- ray source produced during Z-pinch experiments. This paper will discuss techniques used to resolve the timing of the several hundred data channels acquired on each shot event and system features which allow viewing of waveforms within a few minutes after a shot. Methods ... continued below

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Mills, Jerry A. & Potter, James E. June 15, 1999.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
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Experiments at the Z machine generate over four hundred channels of waveform data on each accelerator shot. Most experiments require timing accuracy to better than one nanosecond between multiple distributed recording locations throughout the facility. Experimental diagnostics and high speed data recording equipment are typically located within a few meters of the 200 to 300 terawatt X- ray source produced during Z-pinch experiments. This paper will discuss techniques used to resolve the timing of the several hundred data channels acquired on each shot event and system features which allow viewing of waveforms within a few minutes after a shot. Methods for acquiring high bandwidth signals in a severe noise environment will also be discussed.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00007896

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  • International Pulsed Power Conference 1999, Monterey, CA (US), 06/27/1999--06/30/1999

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  • Report No.: SAND99-1504C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 7896
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Mills, Jerry A. & Potter, James E. Large Distributed Data Acquisition System at the Z Facility, article, June 15, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc723071/: accessed June 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.