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Title: Assembly and maintenance of full scale NIF amplifiers in the amplifier module prototype laboratory (AMPLAB)

Abstract

Mechanical assembly and maintenance of the prototype National Ignition Facility amplifiers in the Amplifier Module Prototype Laboratory (AMPLAB) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory requires specialized equipment designed to manipulate large and delicate amplifier components in a safe and clean manner. Observations made during the operation of this assembly and maintenance equipment in AMPLAB provide design guidance for similar tools being built for the National Ignition Facility. Fixtures used for amplifier frame installation, laser slab and flashlamp cassette assembly, transport, and installation, and in-situ blastshield exchange are presented. Examples include a vacuum slab gripper, slab handling clean crane, slab cassette assembly fixture, sealed transport vehicle for slab cassette movement between the cleanroom and amplifier, slab cassette transfer fixture between the cleanroom and transport vehicle, and equipment needed for frame assembly unit, blastshield, an d flashlamp cassette installation and removal. The use of these tools for amplifier assembly, system reconfiguration, reflector replacement, and recovery from an abnormal occurrence such as a flashlamp explosion is described. Observations are made on the design and operation of these tools and their contribution to the final design.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
2829
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-130042; 39DP02000
Journal ID: ISSN 0277-786X; 39DP02000; TRN: US0101334
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 3492; Conference: Third Annual International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application (SSLA) to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF), Monterey, CA (US), 07/07/1998--07/12/1998; Other Information: PBD: 16 Jul 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; AMPLIFIERS; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; MAINTENANCE; SOLID STATE LASERS; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY; FABRICATION; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; OPERATION

Citation Formats

Horvath, J A. Assembly and maintenance of full scale NIF amplifiers in the amplifier module prototype laboratory (AMPLAB). United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.1117/12.354174.
Horvath, J A. Assembly and maintenance of full scale NIF amplifiers in the amplifier module prototype laboratory (AMPLAB). United States. doi:10.1117/12.354174.
Horvath, J A. Thu . "Assembly and maintenance of full scale NIF amplifiers in the amplifier module prototype laboratory (AMPLAB)". United States. doi:10.1117/12.354174. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/2829.
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abstractNote = {Mechanical assembly and maintenance of the prototype National Ignition Facility amplifiers in the Amplifier Module Prototype Laboratory (AMPLAB) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory requires specialized equipment designed to manipulate large and delicate amplifier components in a safe and clean manner. Observations made during the operation of this assembly and maintenance equipment in AMPLAB provide design guidance for similar tools being built for the National Ignition Facility. Fixtures used for amplifier frame installation, laser slab and flashlamp cassette assembly, transport, and installation, and in-situ blastshield exchange are presented. Examples include a vacuum slab gripper, slab handling clean crane, slab cassette assembly fixture, sealed transport vehicle for slab cassette movement between the cleanroom and amplifier, slab cassette transfer fixture between the cleanroom and transport vehicle, and equipment needed for frame assembly unit, blastshield, an d flashlamp cassette installation and removal. The use of these tools for amplifier assembly, system reconfiguration, reflector replacement, and recovery from an abnormal occurrence such as a flashlamp explosion is described. Observations are made on the design and operation of these tools and their contribution to the final design.},
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year = {Thu Jul 16 00:00:00 EDT 1998},
month = {Thu Jul 16 00:00:00 EDT 1998}
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