Diagnostic Instrument Manipulator Performance Capabilities
For instrument design purposes, standard DIM capabilities include:
Radial positioning from the wall of the target chamber to TCC to a resolution of ±20 mm.
Pointing accuracy of ±0.5 mm in both x and y directions (z is along the radial direction of the chamber).
Accommodation of loads up to 125 kg with a center of gravity no greater than 1.4 m from the cart rear wheels. Carts and diagnostic assemblies can be no larger than 28.5 cm in diameter.
Accommodation of diagnostic assemblies up to 285 mm in diameter and up to 3 m beyond the front of the diagnostic cart in length. Accommodates loads up to 125 kg with a center of gravity no greater than 1.4 m from the cart rear wheels.
Angular pointing of ±1° is available at the point of mounting at the chamber wall, and ±3° by moving the rear mount.
A 100 mm clear aperture along the full axis. A CAD model of each DIM is available for designers to use.
From design through deployment, developing a DIM-based diagnostic or snout typically takes nine months to a year.