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A brief overview of the Fusion and Astrophysics Data and Diagnostic Calibration Facility
Author(s): G. V. Brown; P. Beiersdorfer; J. Clementson; J. Dunn; R. L. Kelley; C. A. Kilbourne; M. Leutenegger; E. W. Magee; J. Park; F. S. Porter; M. Schneider; E. Träbert
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Paper Abstract

The Fusion and Astrophysics (FAST) Data and Diagnostic Calibration Facility located at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility used to calibrate radiation based diagnostics and study atomic processes for investigating fusion and astrophysical plasmas. FAST has at its disposal a full suite of radiation generation and detection devices, including two electron beam ion traps: EBIT-I and SuperEBIT and an absolutely calibrated x-ray calorimeter spectrometer. FAST covers the energy range between 0.01 and 100 keV, and can thus be used to calibrate a variety of plasma diagnostics. Instrument parameters that can be calibrated include line profiles, transmission and reflection efficiencies, and the quantum efficiency of grating and crystal spectrometers and solid state detectors. FAST can be used to test fully integrated instrumentation, and is ideal for spectrometers and detectors to be flown on orbiting observatories, sounding rockets, used as ground support equipment to verify flight instrumentation, in laboratory astrophysics experiments, and to diagnose magnetic and inertial confinement fusion plasmas. Here we present an overview of the calibration capabilities of this facility including some results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 77324Q (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857555
Show Author Affiliations
G. V. Brown, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
P. Beiersdorfer, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. Clementson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. Dunn, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
R. L. Kelley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
C. A. Kilbourne, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Leutenegger, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
E. W. Magee, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. Park, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
F. S. Porter, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Schneider, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
E. Träbert, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7732:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Monique Arnaud; Stephen S. Murray; Tadayuki Takahashi, Editor(s)

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