Accession Number:

ADA639246

Title:

Aurora Synchronization Improvement

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BERKELEY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC SPRINGFIELD VA

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Aurora flash x-ray simulator has undergone a series of hardware upgrades over the past five years. The upgrades have improved simulator reliability and have provided new environments for hardness testing. Recently, synchronization of the four pulse-forming lines PFLs has been significantly improved over the original design. The four parallel PFLs are now synchronized to within 10 ns over 60 of the shots. This paper describes the current switching scheme, reports the current timing statistics, and discusses the effects of improved synchronization on hardness test parameters such as shot to shot reproducibility of the dose.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE