Visualization of Target Inspection data at the National Ignition Facility

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As the National Ignition Facility continues its campaign to achieve ignition, new methods and tools will be required to measure the quality of the target capsules used to achieve this goal. Techniques have been developed to measure capsule surface features using a phase-shifting diffraction interferometer and Leica Microsystems confocal microscope. These instruments produce multi-gigabyte datasets which consist of tens to hundreds of files. Existing software can handle viewing a small subset of an entire dataset, but none can view a dataset in its entirety. Additionally, without an established mode of transport that keeps the target capsules properly aligned throughout the ... continued below

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Potter, D & Antipa, N February 16, 2012.

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As the National Ignition Facility continues its campaign to achieve ignition, new methods and tools will be required to measure the quality of the target capsules used to achieve this goal. Techniques have been developed to measure capsule surface features using a phase-shifting diffraction interferometer and Leica Microsystems confocal microscope. These instruments produce multi-gigabyte datasets which consist of tens to hundreds of files. Existing software can handle viewing a small subset of an entire dataset, but none can view a dataset in its entirety. Additionally, without an established mode of transport that keeps the target capsules properly aligned throughout the assembly process, a means of aligning the two dataset coordinate systems is needed. The goal of this project is to develop web based software utilizing WebGL which will provide high level overview visualization of an entire dataset, with the capability to retrieve finer details on demand, in addition to facilitating alignment of multiple datasets with one another based on common features that have been visually identified by users of the system.

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  • Presented at: IAEA 8thTechnical Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2011

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  • Report No.: LLNL-CONF-530451
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1035953
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc834774

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Potter, D & Antipa, N. Visualization of Target Inspection data at the National Ignition Facility, article, February 16, 2012; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc834774/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.