Surveying and optical tooling technologies combined to align a skewed beamline at the LAMPF accelerator

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Optical Tooling evolved from traditional surveying, and both technologies are sometimes used interchangeably in large industrial installations, since the instruments and their specialized adapters and supports complement each other well. A unique marriage of both technologies was accomplished in a novel application at LAMPF, the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility. LAMPF consists of a linear accelerator with multiple target systems, one of which had to be altered to accommodate a new beamline for a neutrino experiment. The new line was to be installed into a crowded beam tunnel and had to be skewed and tilted in compound angles to avoid ... continued below

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Bauke, W.; Clark, D.A. & Trujillo, P.B. January 1, 1985.

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Optical Tooling evolved from traditional surveying, and both technologies are sometimes used interchangeably in large industrial installations, since the instruments and their specialized adapters and supports complement each other well. A unique marriage of both technologies was accomplished in a novel application at LAMPF, the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility. LAMPF consists of a linear accelerator with multiple target systems, one of which had to be altered to accommodate a new beamline for a neutrino experiment. The new line was to be installed into a crowded beam tunnel and had to be skewed and tilted in compound angles to avoid existing equipment. In this paper we describe how Optical Tooling was used in conjunction with simple alignment and reference fixtures to set fiducials on the magnets and other mechanical components of the beamline, and how theodolites and sight levels were then adapted to align these components along the calculated skew planes. Design tolerances are compared with measured alignment results.

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  • ASP-ACSM convention, Washington, DC, USA, 10 Mar 1985

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  • Other: DE85005902
  • Report No.: LA-UR-85-61
  • Report No.: CONF-8503104-1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6061618
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1113546

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Bauke, W.; Clark, D.A. & Trujillo, P.B. Surveying and optical tooling technologies combined to align a skewed beamline at the LAMPF accelerator, article, January 1, 1985; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1113546/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.