Process for Livermore Assembly with User-Supplied Components or Sub-Assemblies
It is not uncommon that the users supply only some of the components of a target rather than the fully assembled target. The targets are then assembled at LLNL and the above requirements still hold. In addition, the following also apply:
- NIF Target Fabrication reviews and modifies the target assembly plans.
- The user provides final assembly drawings far enough in advance of the shot to allow required preparation for assembly at NIF. The necessary lead time is usually three months but will vary depending on the target.
- Components arrive at NIF far enough in advance of the shot to allow proper time for assembly. The necessary lead time is usually two months, but will vary depending on the target.
- The assembly must be properly planned with LLNL Target Fabrication.