An Automated Magnet Positioning System For Use in the Next Linear Collider

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The Next Linear Collider (NLC) is conceived as the world’s most powerful electron-positron particle accelerator. Throughout the NLC, the beam itself will be used to measure errors in the positions of the lattice elements. This beam-based alignment strategy is an essential element of the NLC’s design and precision adjustment systems have been identified as a critical enabling technology. Square One proposes a new type of precision manipulator that could be adapted for applications throughout the accelerator. As envisioned, this “Tri-Sphere” Adjustment System will possess up to six, non-redundant degrees of freedom, be capable of sub-micron resolutions and have ultimate load ... continued below

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Viola, Robert J. February 21, 2006.

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The Next Linear Collider (NLC) is conceived as the world’s most powerful electron-positron particle accelerator. Throughout the NLC, the beam itself will be used to measure errors in the positions of the lattice elements. This beam-based alignment strategy is an essential element of the NLC’s design and precision adjustment systems have been identified as a critical enabling technology. Square One proposes a new type of precision manipulator that could be adapted for applications throughout the accelerator. As envisioned, this “Tri-Sphere” Adjustment System will possess up to six, non-redundant degrees of freedom, be capable of sub-micron resolutions and have ultimate load capacities in excess of 10,000 kg. The system will accommodate thermal expansions and contractions of the objects being supported and can be either motorized or manually actuated. Phase I development tasks will include detailed manipulator design, solution of the associated kinematic equations of motion and evaluation of actuators, gear reducers and transmission systems. The Phase I effort will culminate in the fabrication and full evaluation of a system prototype. A successfully developed Tri-Sphere manipulator could also be used to actively position critical fusion optics, adjust communication dishes or perform parts handling tasks in harsh manufacturing environments.

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  • Report No.: Report No. DOE-ER84078-SQR1
  • Grant Number: FG02-04ER84078
  • DOI: 10.2172/876464 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 876464
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc881187

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Viola, Robert J. An Automated Magnet Positioning System For Use in the Next Linear Collider, report, February 21, 2006; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc881187/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.