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TY - CONF AU - Fedorov, M. AU - Barnes, A.I. AU - Beaulac, L. AU - Brunton, G.K. AU - Casey, A.D. AU - Castro Morales, J.R. AU - Dixon, J. AU - Estes, C.M. AU - Flegel, M.S. AU - Gopalan, V.K. AU - Heerey, S. AU - Lacuata, R. AU - Miller Kamm, V.J. AU - Paul, M. AU - Van Wonterghem, B.M. AU - Weaver, S. ED - Furukawa, Kazuro ED - Yan, Yingbing ED - Leng, Yongbin ED - Chen, Zhichu ED - Schaa, Volker R.W. TI - Status of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) Integrated Computer Control and Information Systems J2 - Proc. of ICALEPCS2021, Shanghai, China, 14-22 October 2021 CY - Shanghai, China T2 - International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems T3 - 18 LA - english AB - The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is the world’s most energetic laser system used for Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) and High Energy Density Physics (HEDP) experimentation. Each laser shot delivers up to 1.9 MJ of ultraviolet light, driving target temperatures to in excess of 180 million K and pressures 100 billion times atmospheric ’ making possible direct study of conditions mimicking interiors of stars and planets, as well as our primary scientific applications: stockpile stewardship and fusion power. NIF control and diagnostic systems allow physicists to precisely manipulate, measure and image this extremely dense and hot matter. A major focus in the past two years has been adding comprehensive new diagnostic instruments to evaluate increasing energy and power of the laser drive. When COVID-19 struck, the controls team leveraged remote access technology to provide efficient operational support without stress of on-site presence. NIF continued to mitigate inevitable technology obsolescence after 20 years since construction. In this talk, we will discuss successes and challenges, including NIF progress towards ignition, achieving record neutron yields in early 2021. PB - JACoW Publishing CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 9 EP - 13 KW - controls KW - laser KW - target KW - diagnostics KW - experiment DA - 2022/03 PY - 2022 SN - 2226-0358 SN - 978-3-95450-221-9 DO - doi:10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2021-MOAL02 UR - https://jacow.org/icalepcs2021/papers/moal02.pdf ER -