Figure from the DOE Report January, 2018

January 2018 DOE Report

Replacement of Cryogenic Target System Linear Motor

In Q1 FY18, LLE installed and qualified a replacement linear motor and control system to remove the shroud on cryogenic target shots. This culminates a two-year effort to design, fabricate, and test a replacement for hardware that had been used for nearly 20 years. Position feedback control had become unstable, and intermittently induced large target vibrations. This critical system was obsolete and unmaintainable, thereby jeopardizing LLE's cryogenic target campaigns.

Shown here, the linear motor is housed in the upper pylon, which is suspended from the target bridge.

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