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Single Line of Sight CMOS Radiation Tolerant Camera System Design Overview
Author(s): A. C. Carpenter; M. Dayton; J. Kimbrough; P. Datte; C. Macarage; B. Funsten; P. Gardner; D. Kittle; K. Charron; P. Bell; J. Celeste; M. Sanchez; B. Mitchell; L. Claus; G. Robertson; J. Porter; G. Sims; T. Hilsabeck
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Paper Abstract

This paper covers the preliminary design of a radiation tolerant nanosecond-gated multi-frame CMOS camera system for use in the NIF. Electrical component performance data from 14 MeV neutron and cobalt 60 radiation testing will be discussed. The recent development of nanosecond-gated multi-frame hybrid-CMOS (hCMOS) focal plane arrays by the Ultrafast X-ray Imaging (UXI) group at Sandia National Lab has generated a need for custom camera electronics to operate in the pulsed radiation environment of the NIF target chamber. Design requirements and performance data for the prototype camera system will be discussed. The design and testing approach for the radiation tolerant camera system will be covered along with the evaluation of commercial off the shelf (COTS) electronic component such as FPGAs, voltage regulators, ADCs, DACs, optical transceivers, and other electronic components. Performance changes from radiation exposure on select components will be discussed. Integration considerations for x-ray imaging diagnostics on the NIF will also be covered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9966, Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion V, 99660H (19 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237876
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A. C. Carpenter, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
M. Dayton, Lawrence Livermore National Lab (United States)
J. Kimbrough, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
P. Datte, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
C. Macarage, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
B. Funsten, Lawrence Livermore National Lab (United States)
P. Gardner, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
D. Kittle, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
K. Charron, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
P. Bell, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. Celeste, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
M. Sanchez, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
B. Mitchell, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
L. Claus, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
G. Robertson, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
J. Porter, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
G. Sims, Spectral Instruments Inc. (United States)
T. Hilsabeck, General Atomics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9966:
Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion V
Jeffrey A. Koch; Gary P. Grim, Editor(s)

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