Target Diagnostic Instrument-Based Controls Framework for the National Ignition Facility (NIF)

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The extreme physics of targets shocked by NIF's 192-beam laser are observed by a diverse suite of diagnostics including optical backscatter, time-integrated and gated X-ray sensors, and laser velocity interferometry. Diagnostics to diagnose fusion ignition implosion and neutron emissions are being planned. Many diagnostics will be developed by collaborators at other sites, but ad hoc controls could lead to unreliable and costly operations. An instrument-based controls (I-BC) framework for both hardware and software facilitates development and eases integration. Each complex diagnostic typically uses an ensemble of electronic instruments attached to sensors, digitizers, cameras, and other devices. In the I-BC architecture ... continued below

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Shelton, R. T.; O'Brien, D. W.; Kamperschroer, J. H. & Nelson, J. R. October 3, 2007.

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The extreme physics of targets shocked by NIF's 192-beam laser are observed by a diverse suite of diagnostics including optical backscatter, time-integrated and gated X-ray sensors, and laser velocity interferometry. Diagnostics to diagnose fusion ignition implosion and neutron emissions are being planned. Many diagnostics will be developed by collaborators at other sites, but ad hoc controls could lead to unreliable and costly operations. An instrument-based controls (I-BC) framework for both hardware and software facilitates development and eases integration. Each complex diagnostic typically uses an ensemble of electronic instruments attached to sensors, digitizers, cameras, and other devices. In the I-BC architecture each instrument is interfaced to a low-cost Windows XP processor and Java application. Each instrument is aggregated with others as needed in the supervisory system to form an integrated diagnostic. The Java framework provides data management, control services and operator GUI generation. I-BCs are reusable by replication and reconfiguration for specific diagnostics in XML. Advantages include minimal application code, easy testing, and better reliability. Collaborators save costs by assembling diagnostics with existing I-BCs. This paper discusses target diagnostic instrumentation used on NIF and presents the I-BC architecture and framework.

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  • Presented at: International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems, Knoxville, TN, United States, Oct 14 - Oct 20, 2007

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  • Report No.: UCRL-CONF-235330
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 922785
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Shelton, R. T.; O'Brien, D. W.; Kamperschroer, J. H. & Nelson, J. R. Target Diagnostic Instrument-Based Controls Framework for the National Ignition Facility (NIF), article, October 3, 2007; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc893049/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.