FANTM: The First Article NIF Test Module for the Laser Power Conditioning System
SANDIA NATIONAL LABS ALBUQUERQUE NM
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Designing and developing the 1.7 to 2.1-MJ Power Conditioning System PCS that powers the flashlamps for the National Ignition Facility NIF, currently being constructed at Lawrence Livermore National Labs LLNL, is one of several responsibilities assumed by Sandia National Labs SNL in support of the NIF Project. The test facility that has evolved over the last three years to satisfy the project requirements is called FANTM. It was built at SNL and has operated for about 17,000 shots to demonstrate component performance expectations over the lifetime of NIF. The final full NIF system will require 192 PCSs 48 in each of four bays. This paper briefly summarizes the final design of the FANTM facility and compares its performance with the predictions of circuit simulations for both normal operation and fault-mode response.
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