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Title: Cygnus History

Abstract

The Cygnus Dual Beam Radiographic Facility consists of two identical radiographic sources: Cygnus 1 and Cygnus 2. This Radiographic Facility is located in an underground tunnel test area at the Nevada Test Site. The sources were developed to produce high-resolution images for dynamic plutonium experiments. This work will recount and discuss salient maintenance and operational issues encountered during the history of Cygnus. A brief description of Cygnus systems and rational for design selections will set the stage for this historical narrative. It is intended to highlight the team-derived solutions for technical problems encountered during extended periods of maintenance and operation. While many of the issues are typical to pulsed power systems, some of the solutions are unique. It is hoped that other source teams will benefit from this presentation, as well as other necessary disciplines (e.g., source users, system architects, facility designers and managers, funding managers, and team leaders).

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NA)
OSTI Identifier:
960408
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/25946-635
TRN: US0903143
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC52-06NA25946
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2009 IEEE Pulsed Power Plasma Science Conference; Washington DC; June 28–July 2, 2009
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ARCHITECTS; DESIGN; MAINTENANCE; NEVADA TEST SITE; PLASMA; PLUTONIUM; POWER SYSTEMS; Cygnus, Dual Beam, Radiographic Facility

Citation Formats

David J. Henderson, Raymond E. Gignac, Douglas E. Good, Mark D. Hansen, Charles V. Mitton, Daniel S. Nelson, Eugene C. Ormond, Steve R. Cordova, Isidro Molina, and John R. Smith, Evan A. Rose. Cygnus History. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
David J. Henderson, Raymond E. Gignac, Douglas E. Good, Mark D. Hansen, Charles V. Mitton, Daniel S. Nelson, Eugene C. Ormond, Steve R. Cordova, Isidro Molina, & John R. Smith, Evan A. Rose. Cygnus History. United States.
David J. Henderson, Raymond E. Gignac, Douglas E. Good, Mark D. Hansen, Charles V. Mitton, Daniel S. Nelson, Eugene C. Ormond, Steve R. Cordova, Isidro Molina, and John R. Smith, Evan A. Rose. Thu . "Cygnus History". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/960408.
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title = {Cygnus History},
author = {David J. Henderson, Raymond E. Gignac, Douglas E. Good, Mark D. Hansen, Charles V. Mitton and Daniel S. Nelson, Eugene C. Ormond and Steve R. Cordova, Isidro Molina and John R. Smith, Evan A. Rose},
abstractNote = {The Cygnus Dual Beam Radiographic Facility consists of two identical radiographic sources: Cygnus 1 and Cygnus 2. This Radiographic Facility is located in an underground tunnel test area at the Nevada Test Site. The sources were developed to produce high-resolution images for dynamic plutonium experiments. This work will recount and discuss salient maintenance and operational issues encountered during the history of Cygnus. A brief description of Cygnus systems and rational for design selections will set the stage for this historical narrative. It is intended to highlight the team-derived solutions for technical problems encountered during extended periods of maintenance and operation. While many of the issues are typical to pulsed power systems, some of the solutions are unique. It is hoped that other source teams will benefit from this presentation, as well as other necessary disciplines (e.g., source users, system architects, facility designers and managers, funding managers, and team leaders).},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jul 02 00:00:00 EDT 2009},
month = {Thu Jul 02 00:00:00 EDT 2009}
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