5.4.5. Target and Diagnostic Manipulator

Target and Diagnostic Manipulator

Beginning in late FY2016, a third positioner will be available at target chamber location 90-348. This new system is referred to as the Target and Diagnostic Manipulator (TANDM) and will be able to be used as both a target positioner and a diagnostic positioner (see Section 5.3). The 90-348 TANDM will be able to field the same capabilities as the other DIMs, with the same cable plant and data acquisition capability as DIM 90-78. TANDM will be able to field warm gas-filled targets. The expectation is that the TANDM will be able to transition from diagnostic positioner to target positioner in less than four hours.