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Detection of off-normal images for NIF automatic alignment
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Paper Abstract

One of the major purposes of National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is to accurately focus 192 high energy laser beams on a nanoscale (mm) fusion target at the precise location and time. The automatic alignment system developed for NIF is used to align the beams in order to achieve the required focusing effect. However, if a distorted image is inadvertently created by a faulty camera shutter or some other opto-mechanical malfunction, the resulting image termed "off-normal" must be detected and rejected before further alignment processing occurs. Thus the off-normal processor acts as a preprocessor to automatic alignment image processing. In this work, we discuss the development of an "off-normal" pre-processor capable of rapidly detecting the off-normal images and performing the rejection. Wide variety of off-normal images for each loop is used to develop the criterion for rejections accurately.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5907, Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing VII, 59070B (16 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.621322
Show Author Affiliations
James V. Candy, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Abdul A. S. Awwal, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Wilbert A. Mcclay, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
S. Walter Ferguson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Scott Burkhart, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5907:
Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing VII
Khan M. Iftekharuddin; Abdul A. S. Awwal, Editor(s)

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