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Title: NIF Laser Line Replaceable Units (LRUs)

Abstract

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is designed with its high value optical systems in cassettes called Line Replaceable Units (LRUs). Virtually all of the NIF's active components are assembled in one of the {approx}4000 electrical and optical LRUs that serve between two and eight of NIF's 192 laser beam lines. Many of these LRUs are optomechanical assemblies that are roughly the size of a telephone booth. The primary design challenges for this hardware include meeting stringent mechanical precision, stability and cleanliness requirements. Pre-production units of each LRU type have been fielded on the first bundle of NIF and used to demonstrate that NIF meets its performance objectives. This presentation provides an overview of the NIF LRUs, their design and production plans for building out the remaining NIF bundles.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
15007231
Report Number(s):
UCRL-CONF-154966
Journal ID: ISSN 0277-786X; TRN: US0401482
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 5341; Conference: Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Photonics West 2004, San Jose, CA (US), 01/24/2004--01/29/2004; Other Information: PBD: 19 Dec 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ACCURACY; DESIGN; ENGINEERS; LASERS; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; PERFORMANCE; PRODUCTION; STABILITY; TELEPHONES; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY

Citation Formats

Larson, D W. NIF Laser Line Replaceable Units (LRUs). United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.1117/12.538467.
Larson, D W. NIF Laser Line Replaceable Units (LRUs). United States. doi:10.1117/12.538467.
Larson, D W. Fri . "NIF Laser Line Replaceable Units (LRUs)". United States. doi:10.1117/12.538467. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15007231.
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