Accession Number : ADA317342

Title :   ACE 4 Optimization Program.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 18 Aug 92-30 Jan 94,

Corporate Author : MAXWELL LABS INC SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Rix, William

PDF Url : ADA317342

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Previous DNA contracts developed the ACE 4 quarter-scale DECADE prototype. The ACE 4 opening switch required optimization. This effort was in two phases: Phase I, plasma source optimization and Phase 2, ACE 4 switch optimization. Phase I included development of a slow flashboard plasma source and a multi-channel laser interferometer to measure the density and uniformity produced by the old flashboards and a 1/5 scale version of the new plasma source.

Descriptors :   *SIMULATORS, *NUCLEAR WEAPONS, *SOURCES, *OPTIMIZATION, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *WEAPONS EFFECTS, CONTRACTS, LASERS, OPTICAL INTERFEROMETERS, MULTICHANNEL.

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE