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Title: The National Ignition Facility Diagnostic Set at the Completion of the National Ignition Campaign, September 2012

Abstract

At the completion of the National Ignition Campaign (NIC), the National Ignition Facility (NIF) had about 36 different types of diagnostics. These were based on several decades of development on Nova and OMEGA and involved the whole U.S. inertial confinement fusion community. In 1994, the Joint Central Diagnostic Team documented a plan for a limited set of NIF diagnostics in the NIF Conceptual Design Report. Two decades later, these diagnostics, and many others, were installed workhorse tools for all users of NIF. We give a short description of each of the 36 different types of NIC diagnostics grouped by the function of the diagnostics, namely, target drive, target response and target assembly, stagnation, and burn. Furthermore, a comparison of NIF diagnostics with the Nova diagnostics shows that the NIF diagnostic capability is broadly equivalent to that of Nova in 1999. Although NIF diagnostics have a much greater degree of automation and rigor than Nova’s, new diagnostics are limited such as the higher-speed X-ray imager. Finally, we discuss recommendations for future diagnostics on the NIF.

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  1. General Atomics, La Jolla, CA (United States)
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  4. Lab. for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY (United States)
  5. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  6. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1275511
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1336991
Report Number(s):
SAND-2016-6853J; LLNL-JRNL-696837
Journal ID: ISSN 1536-1055; 645687
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000; AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Fusion Science and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 69; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1536-1055
Publisher:
American Nuclear Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; target drive diagnostics; target response diagnostics; target assembly diagnostics; 42 ENGINEERING

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Kilkenny, J. D., Bell, P. M., Bradley, D. K., Bleuel, D. L., Caggiano, J. A., Dewald, E. L., Hsing, W. W., Kalantar, D. H., Kauffman, R. L., Larson, D. J., Moody, D. L., Schneider, D. H., Schneider, M. B., Shaughnessy, D. A., Shelton, R. T., Stoeffl, W., Widmann, K., Yeamans, C. B., Batha, S. H., Grim, G. P., Herrmann, H. W., Merrill, F. E., Leeper, R. J., Oertel, J. A., Sangster, T. C., Edgell, D. H., Hohenberger, M., Glebov, V. Yu., Regan, S. P., Frenje, J. A., Gatu-Johnson, M., Petrasso, R. D., Rinderknecht, H. G., Zylstra, A. B., Cooper, G. W., and Ruiz, C. The National Ignition Facility Diagnostic Set at the Completion of the National Ignition Campaign, September 2012. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.13182/fst15-173.
Kilkenny, J. D., Bell, P. M., Bradley, D. K., Bleuel, D. L., Caggiano, J. A., Dewald, E. L., Hsing, W. W., Kalantar, D. H., Kauffman, R. L., Larson, D. J., Moody, D. L., Schneider, D. H., Schneider, M. B., Shaughnessy, D. A., Shelton, R. T., Stoeffl, W., Widmann, K., Yeamans, C. B., Batha, S. H., Grim, G. P., Herrmann, H. W., Merrill, F. E., Leeper, R. J., Oertel, J. A., Sangster, T. C., Edgell, D. H., Hohenberger, M., Glebov, V. Yu., Regan, S. P., Frenje, J. A., Gatu-Johnson, M., Petrasso, R. D., Rinderknecht, H. G., Zylstra, A. B., Cooper, G. W., & Ruiz, C. The National Ignition Facility Diagnostic Set at the Completion of the National Ignition Campaign, September 2012. United States. https://doi.org/10.13182/fst15-173
Kilkenny, J. D., Bell, P. M., Bradley, D. K., Bleuel, D. L., Caggiano, J. A., Dewald, E. L., Hsing, W. W., Kalantar, D. H., Kauffman, R. L., Larson, D. J., Moody, D. L., Schneider, D. H., Schneider, M. B., Shaughnessy, D. A., Shelton, R. T., Stoeffl, W., Widmann, K., Yeamans, C. B., Batha, S. H., Grim, G. P., Herrmann, H. W., Merrill, F. E., Leeper, R. J., Oertel, J. A., Sangster, T. C., Edgell, D. H., Hohenberger, M., Glebov, V. Yu., Regan, S. P., Frenje, J. A., Gatu-Johnson, M., Petrasso, R. D., Rinderknecht, H. G., Zylstra, A. B., Cooper, G. W., and Ruiz, C. Wed . "The National Ignition Facility Diagnostic Set at the Completion of the National Ignition Campaign, September 2012". United States. https://doi.org/10.13182/fst15-173. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1275511.
@article{osti_1275511,
title = {The National Ignition Facility Diagnostic Set at the Completion of the National Ignition Campaign, September 2012},
author = {Kilkenny, J. D. and Bell, P. M. and Bradley, D. K. and Bleuel, D. L. and Caggiano, J. A. and Dewald, E. L. and Hsing, W. W. and Kalantar, D. H. and Kauffman, R. L. and Larson, D. J. and Moody, D. L. and Schneider, D. H. and Schneider, M. B. and Shaughnessy, D. A. and Shelton, R. T. and Stoeffl, W. and Widmann, K. and Yeamans, C. B. and Batha, S. H. and Grim, G. P. and Herrmann, H. W. and Merrill, F. E. and Leeper, R. J. and Oertel, J. A. and Sangster, T. C. and Edgell, D. H. and Hohenberger, M. and Glebov, V. Yu. and Regan, S. P. and Frenje, J. A. and Gatu-Johnson, M. and Petrasso, R. D. and Rinderknecht, H. G. and Zylstra, A. B. and Cooper, G. W. and Ruiz, C.},
abstractNote = {At the completion of the National Ignition Campaign (NIC), the National Ignition Facility (NIF) had about 36 different types of diagnostics. These were based on several decades of development on Nova and OMEGA and involved the whole U.S. inertial confinement fusion community. In 1994, the Joint Central Diagnostic Team documented a plan for a limited set of NIF diagnostics in the NIF Conceptual Design Report. Two decades later, these diagnostics, and many others, were installed workhorse tools for all users of NIF. We give a short description of each of the 36 different types of NIC diagnostics grouped by the function of the diagnostics, namely, target drive, target response and target assembly, stagnation, and burn. Furthermore, a comparison of NIF diagnostics with the Nova diagnostics shows that the NIF diagnostic capability is broadly equivalent to that of Nova in 1999. Although NIF diagnostics have a much greater degree of automation and rigor than Nova’s, new diagnostics are limited such as the higher-speed X-ray imager. Finally, we discuss recommendations for future diagnostics on the NIF.},
doi = {10.13182/fst15-173},
journal = {Fusion Science and Technology},
number = 1,
volume = 69,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {1}
}

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