ANSR Glossary & Jumpoff Points - 5

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LLNL - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in Livermore, CA. You can visit LLNL on the Internet to learn more. The ICF Program at LLNL has been at the forefront of the field since its inception in the 1960's, and has grown in size and sophistication since then. See "NIF" below.

MCNP - Monte Carlo Neutron and Photonics computer code. Written by a team of code developers at LANL and distributed by the RSICC (see below).

NIF - The National Ignition Facility will study the requirements of obtaining ignition in the laboratory, and will greatly enhance the knowledge and technologies required to determine the feasibility of ICF.

NN - (Artificial) Neural Network: the best-known type of Adaptive Network. This name reflects the design of "artificial" neural networks by patterning them after biological neural networks, of which the most-complex known example is the human brain. The brain contains 100-thousand-million (1 followed by 11 zeros) "neurons" or individual processing elements. NN's used at ANSR often have fewer than 100 neurons.

RSICC - Radiation Safety Information Computational Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

University of New Mexico - UNM has facilities throughout New Mexico, including the main campus in Albuquerque and the Los Alamos extension campus. The UNM library system is a rich resource with excellent coverage in fields such as business, education, engineering, chemistry, social sciences, and many other disciplines.

Whistlesoft, Inc. - Founded by Dr. Richard R. Silbar in October, 1993, and based in Los Alamos, NM, Whistlesoft specializes in the development of multimedia tutorials. Winner of DOE SBIR Phase I and Phase II awards for "A Multimedia Tutorial on Charged Particle Beam Dynamics."

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