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UKNF and MICE project report


June 2012



UKNF and MICE
-
UK project report


to the


Oversight Committee



June 2012
















Contents

1.

Overview

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1

1.1.

Conference proceedings and publications

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2

2.

Financial summary
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4

2.1.

MICE
-
UK and MICE Common Fund

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4

2.2.

UKNF

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6

3.

Review of progress against milestones

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6

3.1.

MICE

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6

3.2.

UKNF

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15

4.

Technical status

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19

4.1.

MICE

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19

4.2.

UKNF


specific work pages

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40

4.3.

UKNF


generic work pages

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43







1

1.

Overview

The Front
-
end test stand, MICE and target
-
develop programmes that make up the Proton Accelerators
for Science and Innovation portfolio have continued to make good progress since the last report.
Highlights of the progress include:



All of the RF amplifiers

required at STEP VI of MICE are now available with the delivery to
Mississippi of a new 250

kW, 201

MHz amplifier. The amplifier was purchased with MRI funds
secured by Mississippi. The amplifier was commissioned and tested to 257kW (in excess of the
20
0

KW required) at a frequency of 240

MHz at the manufacturer;



Training the first spectrometer solenoid started in the 12
th

June 2012. So far training has been
satisfactory, if somewhat slower than desired owing to a shortage of liquid helium;



A single
-
sta
tion tracker test was carried out with complete success during the May user run. The
test demonstrated the synchronisation, DAQ and trigger handling required for the full tracker
system;



The tests of the liquid
-
hydrogen delivery system with liquid helium

were com
pleted by the end of
April 2012.

Over the reporting period, the engineering and costing exercise for EUROnu and the IDS
-
NF has
continued, albeit with limited resources. A first estimate of the cost of the Neutrino Factory has been
produced. It h
as been agreed that a “closed” approach will be taken to the costing; the IDS
-
NF Steering
Group acting as the cost
-
review body for the Neutrino Factory. In parallel, preparations are being made
for provide input to the European Strategy process. The pres
ent drafts of the UK and EUROnu inputs
are included as appendices to this report (Appendices D and E). The UK and EUROnu submissions are
consistent with the European Neutrino Community submission in that they include provision for the
development of a pro
posal for the Neutrino Factory over the strategy
-
review period.ß

The development of the Proton Accelerators for Science and Innovation (PASI) initiative has been
discussed in a number of forums since the Oversight Committee last met. The need for an STFC
-
based
Proton Centre is being evaluated through discussions between ASTeC and ISIS. More recently, it has
been suggested that a proposal for a “Proton Accelerator Alliance”, loosely based on the Helmholtz
Alliances that have been effective partnerships be
tween national laboratories, higher
-
education institutes
and industry in Germany. Should such an Alliance be established it would be a natural vehicle to
continue to develop the partnership with FNAL, to support the development and upgrade of ISIS and to
allow substantial contributions to projects overseas, such as, for example, the High Luminosity LHC,
ESS and Project
-
X.

Proposals for the joint, FNAL/STFC, post
-
doctoral positions established as part of the joint PASI
programme were solicited with a deadli
ne of the 30
th

April 2012. Three proposals were selected for
consideration. A procedure has been agreed and a time
-
line established that should allow recruitment
into these positions such that personnel are in post by the fourth quarter of 2012.

Equally
important in the US is the Snowmass meeting that will take place in July 2013. The IDS
-
NF
Reference Design Report Background will be available on this timescale. Preparations for making the
case that a proposal at Snowmass for the implementation of the N
eutrino Factory be developed over the
next five to six years are already underway. For the IDS
-
NF and MICE activities, this is a critically
important opportunity.

On the 1
st

of June, the STFC MICE team was recognised for the excellence of its work as part

of the
STFC Staff Recognition scheme. Andrew Taylor made a short presentation, expressing, on behalf of the
STFC, his appreciation for the work done, the great progress made by the collaboration and the
expectation of further achievements as the preparat
ion of Step IV of MICE takes shape
(see
Figure
1
).




2


Figure
1
: Andrew Taylor opening a bottle to toast the success of the STFC MICE
team on
the occasion of the award of the Staff Recognition Scheme award.

1.1.

Conference proceedings and publications

Publications:

M Bogomilov et al “The MICE Muon Beam on ISIS and the beam
-
line instrumentation of the Muon Ionization
Cooling Experiment”. 2012 JINST 7

P05009 doi:10.1088/1748
-
0221/7/05/P05009

Talks:

ICHEP 2012 Melbourne Australia 4
-
9 July 2012

P. Soler et. al. “Progress in the Construction of the MICE Cooling Channel”

P. Soler et. al. “The MICE Beamline Instrumentation (Trackers and PID) for Precise
Emittance Measurement”

L. Coney et. al.


Project Management Web Tools at the MICE experiment


L. Coney et. al.


The MICE Online Systems


D. Rajaram et. al. “
MAUS: MICE Analysis User Software


European Strategy for Neutrino Oscillation Physics II

CERN 14
-
16

May 2012

P. Smith et. al. “
The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment


A.P.S. meeting Atlanta, USA. 31 March
-
03 April 2012

D. Rajaram et. al.

Progress in the Construction of the MICE Cooling Channel


G. Kafka
et. al. “
MICE Step I: First Measurement of
Emittance with Particle Physics Detectors




3

MICE Posters:

CERN Town meeting 14
-
16 May 2012

R. Asfandiyarov

et. al. “
Electron
-
MuonRanger: Totally Active Scintillator Detector for MICE


Neutrino 2012 Kyoto, Japan 3
-
9 June 2012

L. Coney

et. al. “
Progress in th
e construction of the MICE cooling channel


CHEP 2012 New York, USA 21
-
25 May 2012

A. Wilson

et. al. “
The Memory of MICE, the Configuration Database


C. Tunnell

et. al. “
MAUS Online Data Qualit
y”

12th Pisa Meeting on Advanced Detectors. Isola d'Elba, Italy

20
-
26 May 2012

C. Heidt

et. al.


The MICE Beamline Instrumentation for a Precise Emittance


C. Heidt

et. al. “
The MICE Trackers


IPAC12 New Or
le
ans Louisiana USA. May 20
-
25 2012

D. Li

et. al.


Recent Progress on MICE RFCC Module


J. Pasternak et. al. “
The

MICE Muon Beamline and Host Accelerator Beam Bump


A. Blondel
et. al. “The MICE Experiment”

D. Neuffer

et. al. “
Multiple Scattering Measurements in the MICE Experimen
t”

S. Virostek

et. al. “
Final Assembly and Testing of the MICE SC Spectrometer Solenoid


European Strategy for Neutrino Oscillation Physics II, CERN, Switzerland,14
-
16 May 2012

M. Rayner et. al. “MICE Beam Line and Measurement of Emittance”

T. Carlisle et. al. “MICE Cooling Measurements”

A. Dobbs et. al. “Measurement of Emittance in Tracker”

R
. Asfandiyarov et. al. “Electron Muon Ranger”

A
. de Bari et. al. “The High Precision PID Detector System in MICE”

Neutrino Factory Posters:

J. Pasternak “
Design of a Rapid Cycling Synchrotron for the Final Stage of Acceleration in a Common Proton
Driver f
or a Neutrino Factory and a Spallation Neutron Source Based on Megawatt Upgrades to ISIS


J. Pasternak. “
Status of the Decay Ring Design for the IDS Neutrino Factory


J. Pasternak. “
Status of the Non
-
scaling Fixed Field Alternating Gradient Ring Design f
or the International Design
Study of the Neutrino Factory


J. K. Pozimski “
The International Design Study for the Neutrino Factory


J. K. Pozimski


Investigation of Space Charge Compensation at FETS





4

2.

Financial summary

2.1.

MICE
-
UK
and MICE Common Fund

The

financial summary of the MICE
-
UK Phase II and Operations and Analysis projec
ts for financial
2008/09 to
2011/12 is shown in
The status of the MICE Common Fund
is presented in
Table
2
.
The
expenditure is in line with the budgets agreed by the collaboration and presented to the Funding Agency
Committee.

The total spend on the Common Fund for 2011/12 leaves a surplus of £21k. The difference
between the 2011/12 levy and the income is accounted for by the withdrawal from the collaboration of
Muons Inc. and UCLA. The history of the Common Fund income and e
xpenditure is shown in
Table
3
.





5

Table
1
. The table shows the spend

on university staff and STFC laboratory staff separately. The
requirement carried forward from Phase I is shown explicitly in the column headed “Carried forward from
Phase I”.

The
table shows the situation at the first close of the accounts for 2011/12
.

Details of the
spend by work package are provided in Appendix A.

The income anticipated from TIARA and from US
contributions to the cooling
-
channel controls work being carried out by the DL controls group are shown
explicitly in the columns headed “US ma
gnet controls” and “TIARA”.

Contrary to the expectations presented at the last Oversight Committee meeting, the outturn for
financial year 2011/12 is an overspend of £348.84. A brief summary of the causes of the overspend will
be presented here since App
endix B contains a detailed explanation of the overspend. The principal
causes for the overspend were:

1.

In the second half of the financial year, a new budget
-
code “tree” was introduced at the request of
the SSC Finance team. The need for this new code ar
ose because the arrangements for
charging overheads were changed such that the STFC capital
-
project staff did not attract
overheads, while the Operations and Analysis staff did. Transfers of costs into the new codes
were then made. In December 2011, an e
rror was introduced into the spreadsheet used by the
MICE project team as the primary financial reporti
ng tool with the result that the spend
transferred into the new codes was not added into the total spend;

2.

In March 2012, working with the SSC Finance tea
m, it was concluded that the project was going
to
under
spend by a significant amount. It was therefore agreed to push through a staged
payment on the Focus Coil module. This was judged by the project team, and agreed by the
SSC Finance team, to be in the

best interests of the project since carrying over an additional
commitment into financial year 2012/13, which was already known to be a “tight” year, would be
an additional pressure. A staged payment of £165k was therefore expedited;

3.

In March, late invoi
ces totaling
£
147.53k were received. These included invoices for work carried
out as long ago as 2010 and an additional, unexpected, charge of £90k relating to the sub
-
station
upgrade. The late presentation of bills was exacerbated by late completion of
staff
-
to
-
project
returns by members of the MICE team.

Steps have been taken to avoid a recurrence of the factors leading to the overspend as described in
Appendix B.

The status of the MICE Common Fund
is presented in
Table
2
.
The expenditure is in line with the
budgets agreed by the collaboration and presented to the Funding Agency Committee.

The total spend
on the Common Fund for 2011/12 leaves a surplus of £21k. The difference between the 2011/12 levy
and the income is accounted for by the withdrawal from the collaboration of Muons Inc. and UCLA. The
history of the Common Fund income and e
xpenditure is shown in
Table
3
.





6

Table
1
: Financial summary of the MICE
-
UK Phase II construction, operations and
analysis projects for
financial years 2008/09 to 2011/12. Note that the future
requirement columns record the profile allocated in Dec 2008.


Table
2
: Summary of the income and expenditure on the MICE Common Fund for
financial year 2011/12.


Table
3
: Summary of income and expenditure on the Common Fund. Note that
the expenditure on the Common Fund for 2012/13 was not available at the time of
writing.


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2.2.

UKNF

The financial summary of the UKNF programme is shown in
Table
4
. In financial year 2011/12, the
project shows a small overspend (£3.73k).
Overall, the project shows a modest under
-
spend.

The
breakdown by work pa
ckage is
presented in Appendix C
.

The UKNF grants are now complete.
Support for t
he
STFC laboratory design and engineering effort
required to complete

EUROnu and of the IDS
-
NF will
come from
ASTeC
.

University contributions will be
resourced from the PASI grant po
rtfolio.ß


Table
4
: Financial summary of the UKNF programme for financial years 2008/09,
2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12.


3.

Review of progress against milestones

3.1.

MICE

The project team and the MICE collaboration has agreed that schedul
es would be made to deliver Step
IV this financial y
ea
r, now that it is clear that the spectrometer solenoids can be delivered

to an
appropriate schedule
.

The project team has therefore devised a schedule by which the UK contributions
to StepIV can be bro
ught forward on this timescale.

The milestones for each work package are shown in the sections that follow.

Milestones are tracked
at weekly schedule meetings.

The milestones have been taken directly from the work
-
package
schedules, which can be found at

the following link:

http://www.eng.dl.ac.uk/secure/mice/OsC%20Reports/2012
-
7%20OsC%20Jul%202012/Working%20Schedules/


The coupling magnets remain the key schedule drivers for MICE and it is of the utmost importance to
arrive at a delivery plan for them before 2013.

A discussion about the possibility of widening the magnet
collaboration is underway
.


The Coupling magnet c
ryostat was successfully reviewed at LBNL during March.

With a few
qualifications, the manufacture of the
coils
can go ahead at Qi
-
Xian
. The manufacture of the cryostat
parts will be managed at LBNL
,
with assembly at FNAL. An option in which the cryosta
ts are assembled
at CERN is also under consideration. M
anufacture will take approximately eighteen months.

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64.53
66.79
69.13
69.13
69.13
265.22
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.
4
3
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193.73
54.30
48.14
49.24
50.96
50.96
50.96
202.64
(8
.
9
1
)
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j
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ct
96.83
6.19
24.61
24.61
25.47
25.47
25.47
80.88
15.95
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425.58
11
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107.48
108.22
11
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11
2
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8
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2,052.57
327.70
523.08
541.14
537.13
537.13
537.13
1,929.05
123.52
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a
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1,701.87
449.01
391.70
444.53
384.66
428.60
428.60
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9
4
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1,713.84
(1
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7
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4,180.02
891.56
1,022.26
1,093.89
1,033.79
1,077.73
1,077.73
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3
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4
)
4,085.44
94.58
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p
me
n
t
301.20
14.59
92.54
51.41
35.39
7.88
7.89
27.50
166.43
134.77
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ra
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l
172.50
52.70
35.87
43.51
49.00
44.42
44.42
4.58
176.49
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9
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su
ma
b
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80.00
2.06
15.12
4.87
10.00
1.87
1.87
8.13
23.92
56.08
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4,733.72
960.91
1,165.78
1,193.68
1,128.18
1,131.90
1,131.91
(3
.
7
3
)
4,452.28
281.44
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1,128.18
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1,165.78
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1,128.18
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June
2012


8

management are actively working with MAP and US colleagues on a coupling magnet delivery plan,
which will be communicated to the MICE Project
Board
and the Oversight Committee
at the appropriate
time.

Preparations are well underway at FNAL for testing the first coupling magnet coil in that the design
work is mature and
the test equipment is beginning to be assembled.

The coil itself has recentl
y had the
required helium cooling tubes welded to it and leak
-
tested

3.1.1.

MICE Muon Beam

The only remaining construction project within the MIC
E Muon Beam task is the target.
There is one
activity a
t present; the completion of “S1” and “S2
”, targets built with the redesigned stator.

There have
been issues with the potting procedure but these have now been resolved.

3.1.2.

MICE Integration

Mechanical integration

The moving floors for both AFC and spectrometer solenoids are completely installed and

load
-
tested.


The

radiation shielding components have been delivered except for the linear rails, once delivered
assembly work will take place at Daresbury before being shipped to RAL.

Modifications to the
mezzanine floor are required and some alteration
s to services routings.

These structural and service

modifications are in hand with the structural work beginning late July.

Of greater concern is the potential failure of electrical components in the magnetic field.

This is
being assessed and a test rac
k being built for test purposes.

It is planned to move or shield
compressors and racks once the test results are understood.

Electrical integration

Electrical installation is progressing well, addressing not only specific requirements for key components
such as Hydrogen systems, EMR and portable control systems, but also infrastructure support for
networks, air conditioning and PPS.

3.1.3.

MICE Cooling Channel

Absorber/focus
-
coil module

The first focus
-
coil module

is in the final stages of assembly at Tesla Engineering.

The vessel is leak
tight and the cold mass is in.

De
livery
is
expected
in
late July;

there
have been problems with the
radiation shield which was manufactured incorrectly.

Tesla staff were on sit
e
at RAL on the
11
th

June for
induction and safety training at which point the method statement and risk assessment were reviewed.

Building R9 is ready to accept the AFC for cooling, powering and integration and the controls hardware
is complete at DL, bu
t cannot be shipped to Tesla yet due to space reasons.

Liquid hydrogen delivery system

The first stage of the hydrogen system tests was to run the system with helium. This has been
completed and the delivery system worked well to the design requirements.

The second stage is to run
the system with hydrogen. In order to do so the correct safety
procedures and documentation have

to
be in place. Several meetings have taken place and the safety group has insisted
that trained safety
experts

only be allowed t
o operate the liquid
-
hydrogen system for the test. Three teams have been
assembled to carry out the work. Tests are due to begin in early July. In Sept
-

Oct there will be a

HAZOP review of the
full
system.

RF power

An RF workshop took place 16
th

and 1
7
th

of April at the Daresbury Lab and a number of issues were
resolved:



RF power system specification was completed and will be posted as MICE Note 372.



9



Response to RF review in December was completed and posted as a MICE Note.



Procurement list of known co
mponents was agreed and has been sent to Don Summers for
procurement :
-

dummy loads, hybrid splitters, directional couplers, reducers



WBS was agreed and is as follows:
-

o

RF power source


Moss

o

RF Cavities


DeMello

o

RF Power Distribution


Grant

o

Low level RF


Corlett

o

Diagnostics


Ronald

Kevin Ronald (Strathclyde) has accepted the role of RF system manager at level 3 in the WBS.

Commissioning of the first amplifier system is progressing albeit slowly. This is due to availability of
RF engineers.

New tubes have now been installed to both the 4616 pre amplifier and the TH116
amplifier. The 4616 pre amplifier is commissioned up to a 236

kW with relative ease; only 200

kW are
needed. Commissioning of the TH116 will being again in July. We plan to

purchase the second power
supply this financial year to allow continued commissioning at the DL whilst fulfilling our TIARA
commitments of operating the first amplifier chain in the MICE hall in Sept 2013.

Spectrometer Solenoids

The
first
spectrometer sol
enoid
has
be
en

pumped down
and cooled. Training is now in progress.
The
control hardware racks, designed and made by DL Controls and Electrical Group
,

have been shipped to
Wang and four STFC staff were at Wang to commission the control system during cool

down.
One issue
is the
supply of Helium which is being sourced. The design of the solenoid support structures is
complete and an order has been placed for both
;

delivery
is
expected early
in
August.

Operations and analysis

The MICE target continues to
run reliably and the parallel stator re
-
engineering exercise is making good
progress, this activity b
eing well off the critical path.
MICE completed a productive physics run during
May
, during which the
single
-
station tracker test was performed and number

of DAQ and online
upgrades were tested
.







10

Table
5
: Principal milestones of the mechanical integration work package.



Table
6
: Principal milestones of the electrical integration work package.

19/08/11
31/08/11
02/11/11
05/01/12
01/04/12
01/07/12
Milestone
No
Mechanical Integration - Tim Hayler
Baseline
Completion Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Comments
1
Solid Lithium Hydride absorber at Fermilab
15/02/10
15/02/10
2
LH2 R&D Delivery system at RAL (from AS scientific)
16/12/10
16/12/10
Complete
3
Step IV floor preparations begin
17/01/11
17/01/11
Complete
4
LH2 R&D system installed in the MICE hall
20/07/11
20/07/11
Complete
5
EMR at RAL
08/08/11
08/08/11
Complete
6
Diffuser at RAL
10/10/11
10/10/11
15/08/12
15/08/12
15/08/12
15/08/12
Delayed due to material problems
7
AFC base plate installation complete
20/10/11
18/10/11
Complete
8
Downstream spectrometer solenoid base plate installation complete
31/12/11
16/12/11
Complete
9
TOF cage & Virostek plate bracket design complete
31/12/11
16/12/11
Complete
10
HE vents to roof design complete
31/12/11
02/11/11
Complete
11
AFC rolling platforms tested
31/12/11
22/12/11
Complete
12
Ready for AFC & SS installation
01/01/12
30/03/12
30/03/12
30/03/12
Complete
Manufacture of the TOF cage test frame complete
23/02/12
Complete
16
He window piece part manufacture complete
30/06/12
19/03/12
19/03/12
19/03/12
Complete
TOF cage & Virostek plate bracket manufacture complete
15/03/12
Complete
Build of the step IV rolling platforms and restraint beams
09/04/12
Complete
Design of the SS support frame and tender action complete.
27/04/12
Complete
He window assembly and testing complete
15/06/12
Complete
Assembly of the TOF cage on the test frame complete
02/07/12
Manufacture of the SS support frame and installation in the step IV
position complete
20/07/12
Prototype for local magnetic shielding testing complete
20/07/12
Mechanically ready for the AFC and SS installation
01/08/12
Radiation shield manufacture and testing complete
14/08/12
13
FC module #1 at RAL
03/01/12
24/02/12
24/02/12
24/02/12
01/05/12
10/07/12
14
Spectrometer solenoid #1 at RAL
11/05/12
25/05/12
25/05/12
08/06/12
08/06/12
01/08/12
15
Spectrometer solenoid #2 at RAL
11/05/12
23/08/12
23/08/12
12/09/12
12/09/12
28/10/12
17
FC module #2 at RAL
28/09/12
16/07/12
16/07/12
16/07/12
16/07/12
08/10/12
18
RFCC module #1 at RAL
14/01/13
14/01/13
14/01/13
14/01/13
2013??
19
Step IV installation complete
08/04/13
02/04/13
02/04/13
02/04/13
02/04/13
16/04/13
20
Procure aluminium plates for the false floor intermediate surface
01/04/13
01/04/13
01/04/13
01/04/13
01/04/13
21
Step V floor ready
27/06/13
13/06/13
13/06/13
13/06/13
13/06/13
22
Step V installation complete
30/05/14
20/05/14
20/05/14
20/05/14
20/05/14
23
Procure aluminium plates for the false floor intermediate surface
03/06/14
03/06/14
03/06/14
03/06/14
03/06/14
24
Step VI floor ready
11/08/14
11/08/14
11/08/14
11/08/14
11/08/14
25
Step VI installation complete
31/07/15
21/07/15
21/07/15
21/07/15
21/07/15
Completed
27/06/12
28/07/12
MICO meeting milestones
Milestone date passed
Less than 30 days away
More than 30 days away


11






Schedule
ID No
Milestone
No
Electrical Integration - Brian Martlew
Baseline
Completion Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
14
1
Solenoid #1 at RAL
06/01/12
25/05/12
08/06/12
17
2
Focus coil #1 at RAL
07/06/11
24/02/12
24/02/12
18
3
Step IV ready
09/01/13
09/01/13
09/01/13
20
4
Focus coil #2 at RAL
26/09/12
26/09/12
26/09/12
21
5
RFCC #1 Delivered
14/01/13
14/01/13
14/01/13
22
6
Step V ready
05/02/14
05/02/14
05/02/14
24
7
RFCC #2 Delivered
17/06/13
17/06/13
17/06/13
25
8
Focus coil #3 at RAL
27/02/13
27/02/13
27/02/13
26
9
Step VI ready
06/03/15
06/03/15
06/03/15
TOF
61
10
TOF02 Ready for repositioning -step IV
01/11/12
01/11/12
01/11/12
65
11
TOF02 Step II electrical complete
07/11/12
07/11/12
07/11/12
70
12
TOF 02 electrical repositioning work complete
22/08/12
22/08/12
22/08/12
75
13
TOF 02 electrical complete - step V
23/10/13
23/10/13
23/10/13
80
14
TOF 02 electrical complete - step VI
24/12/14
24/12/14
24/12/14
Tracker / Spectrometer Solenoid # 1
86
15
Tracker system available for modification
19/07/10
19/07/10
89
16
Tracker rack available for installation
14/02/11
14/02/11
96
17
Clarification of rack space availability
12/04/10
12/04/10
100
18
Diffuser installed
26/10/10
102
19
Diffuser electrical complete
03/11/10
124
20
Spectrometer Solenoid delivered
06/01/12
25/05/12
08/06/12
152
21
Controls design approval
08/07/10
15/03/12
15/03/12
155
22
Solenoid Mechanical installation complete
08/02/12
27/06/12
27/06/12
159
23
Cooling channel controls complete
05/03/12
23/07/12
23/07/12
160
24
Cooling Channel electrical complete Step IV
05/03/12
23/07/12
23/07/12
Tracker / Spectrometer Solenoid # 2
166
25
Tracker system available for installation
28/12/12
28/12/12
28/12/12
173
26
Spectrometer Solenoid delivered
01/03/12
23/08/12
12/09/12
190
27
Solenoid#2 mechanical installation complete
15/07/10
25/09/12
25/09/12
193
28
Cooling Channel electrical complete Step VI
18/01/13
18/01/13
18/01/13
KL (MUCAL)
221
29
KL electrical temporary position complete
04/12/09
04/12/09
233
30
KL Step IV electrical complete
05/09/12
05/09/12
15/05/12
239
31
KL Step V electrical complete
06/11/13
06/11/13
06/11/13
245
32
KL Step VI electrical complete
06/01/15
06/01/15
06/01/15
EMR
255
33
EMR Delivered to RAL
01/12/11
01/12/11
01/05/12
259
34
EMR electrical temporary position complete
02/01/12
02/01/12
260
35
EMR ready for repositioning
01/11/12
01/11/12
263
36
EMR Reposition
08/11/12
08/11/12
265
37
EMR electrical Step IV complete
12/11/12
12/11/12
15/05/12
277
39
EMR Step V electrical complete
20/11/13
20/11/13
20/11/13
283
40
EMR Step VI electrical complete
20/01/15
20/01/15
20/01/15
Decay Solenoid
285
41
Finance approval for Decay Solenoid controls upgarde
21/06/10
21/06/10
299
42
Solenoid cooled down and available for tests - includes quench protection
19/05/11
16/12/11
16/12/11
43
DS Quench detection System complete
21/12/11
21/12/11
Personnel Safety
334
44
Hall PPS Step IV ready
25/12/12
25/12/12
25/12/12
342
45
Hall PPS Step V ready
23/12/13
23/12/13
23/12/13
350
46
Hall PPS Step VI ready
20/02/15
20/02/15
20/02/15


12

Table

6 continued.





MICE Hall Compressors
375
47
Compressor Hardware Fixed and Agreed
09/03/09
09/03/09
387
48
Tracker#1 Compressors available for installation
09/03/11
09/03/11
389
49
Tracker#1 compressor electrical complete
23/03/10
09/03/11
391
50
Spectrometer Solenoid # 1 Compressors available for installation
16/01/12
04/06/12
04/06/12
393
51
Spectrometer Solenoid # 1 compressors complete
19/01/12
07/06/12
07/06/12
399
52
Tracker #2 Compressors available for installation
23/01/13
23/01/13
23/01/13
401
53
Tracker#2 electrical complete
25/01/13
25/01/13
25/01/13
Vacuum System Racks & Controls
422
54
Vacuum System Ready for operation
12/09/11
05/01/12
05/01/12
AC power Upgrade
425
55
Finance approved
20/09/10
20/09/10
430
56
Agreed date for installation to start
13/05/11
13/05/11
434
57
HV AC Network Upgrade complete
31/05/11
31/05/11
RF System
454
58
RF Control Rack 1 Complete
26/07/12
26/07/12
26/07/12
461
59
RF Control Rack 2 Complete
13/01/14
13/01/14
13/01/14
459
60
RF System #1 integration starts
07/02/11
07/02/11
466
61
System #1 4616 Racks ready
01/06/11
29/05/12
29/05/12
62
4616 Amplifier 1 - Electrically complete
26/07/12
26/07/12
26/07/12
63
System #1 TH116 Racks ready
06/09/12
06/09/12
06/09/12
64
RF System #2 integration starts
21/05/13
21/05/13
21/05/13
65
System #2 4616 Racks ready
02/07/13
02/07/13
02/07/13
66
System #2 TH116 Racks ready
20/09/13
20/09/13
20/09/13
67
RF System #3 Integration starts
19/11/13
19/11/13
19/11/13
68
System #3 4616 Racks ready
31/12/13
31/12/13
31/12/13
69
System #3 TH116 Racks ready
21/03/14
21/03/14
21/03/14
70
RF System #4 Integration starts
01/05/14
01/05/14
01/05/14
71
System #4 4616 Racks ready
12/06/14
12/06/14
12/06/14
72
System #4 TH116 Racks ready
02/09/14
02/09/14
02/09/14
Completed
27/06/12
28/07/12
Milestone date passed
Less than 30 days away
More than 30 days away


13

Table
7
: Principal milestones of the focus
-
coil module work package.





19/08/11
31/08/11
02/11/11
05/01/12
01/04/12
01/07/12
Absorber Focus Coils - Tom Bradshaw
Baseline
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Comments
STFC Milestone Payments Plan Module 1
Completion of Design and approved by RAL(1)
06/04/09
06/04/09
Complete
Tesla material receipt for major materials (Superconducting wire)(11)
03/06/09
03/06/09
Complete
Provision of FEA and extra design services (10)
01/09/09
01/09/09
Complete
Further Design Services (13)
01/10/09
01/10/09
Complete
Further Design Services Absorber issues (14)
03/05/10
03/05/10
Complete
Completion & test of the cold mass structure & outer cryostat(3)
01/09/11
23/11/11
23/11/11
01/02/12
01/05/12
30/07/12
From schedule 2011-0805
Upon Delivery to RAL(4)
06/09/11
30/11/11
24/02/12
24/02/12
17/05/12
10/07/12
From schedule 2011-0805
Upon Final acceptance(5)
03/10/11
15/01/12
15/01/12
15/01/12
30/05/12
09/08/12
Includes field tests (in R9?)
Absorber integration of Module 1 Complete
28/03/12
28/03/12
28/03/12
28/03/12
11/09/12
26/10/12
Power Supplies and Interfaces Module 1
Power Supplies & Magnet control system
02/05/11
31/10/11
31/10/11
25/01/12
06/04/12
Complete
Vacuum pumps
09/05/11
28/10/11
Complete
Bellows
09/05/11
28/10/11
28/10/11
Complete
Abs Cryocooler
Remove - integrated with AFC
Tesla Milestone Plan Module 2
Assembly Module 2 complete
18/11/11
28/05/12
28/05/12
28/05/12
12/06/12
01/10/12
Delivery Module 2 complete
05/01/12
16/07/12
16/07/12
16/07/12
19/06/12
08/10/12
STFC Milestone Payments Plan Module 2
Tesla material receipt for major materials (Cryocoolers only)(12)
08/02/10
08/02/10
Complete
Completion & test of the cold mass & outer cryostat(7)
21/12/11
18/06/12
18/06/12
18/06/12
09/07/12
26/10/12
Upon Final acceptance(9)
01/02/12
16/07/12
16/07/12
16/07/12
13/07/12
01/11/12
Field Mapping Module 2 complete
26/06/12
30/07/12
30/07/12
30/07/12
08/08/12
27/11/12
Absorber integration Module 2 complete
27/07/12
27/07/12
27/07/12
27/07/12
25/10/12
17/01/13
Power Supplies and Interfaces Module 2
Power Supplies
21/12/11
31/10/11
31/10/11
25/01/12
06/04/12
Complete
Vacuum pumps
21/12/11
28/10/11
Complete
Bellows
16/01/12
28/10/11
28/10/11
Complete
Abs Cryocooler
Remove - integrated with AFC
Completed
27/06/12
28/07/12
Milestone date passed
Less than 30 days away
More than 30 days away


14

Table
8
: Principal milestones for the hydrogen
-
delivery system work package.





19/08/11
31/08/11
14/11/11
05/01/12
01/04/12
01/07/12
Hydrogen System - Matt Hills
Baseline
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Comments
System A/R&D System
H2 System Helium Prototype Electrical Controls
31/12/10
31/12/10
Completed
Hydrogen System # 1 Controls complete
06/10/11
14/11/11
14/11/11
15/05/12
Completed
Safety review - Hydrogen tests can begin
06/04/11
04/10/11
29/11/11
31/01/12
27/04/12
02/07/12
Working group addressing actions
Acceptance Testing of hardware from AS
20/10/10
20/10/10
Completed
AS Hardware shipped to RAL
22/10/10
22/10/10
Completed
Hall Infrastructure work complete
18/10/11
30/09/11
16/01/12
31/01/12
Installation of main system components
30/08/11
30/08/11
Completed
R&D Tests
16/04/12
07/02/12
19/06/12
15/05/12
15/06/12
24/07/12
H2 testing by 15th May, He testing may continue into run period
R&D Tests with KEK absorber
24/10/12
Not part of planned R&D anymore
Manufacture of new transfer line to fit AFC module
08/11/11
28/10/11
13/02/12
01/07/13
27/07/12
Design in progress
AFC Commissioning in step IV position - begins
16/01/13
12/06/12
12/06/12
12/06/12
16/01/13
26/02/13
AFC Commissioning in step IV position - complete
29/03/13
Agree design and interfaces for Gas Panel Enclosure
09/07/10
Completed
Controls (DL)
Hydrogen Plant Controls system Installed
28/04/11
28/04/11
Completed
Hydrogen Plant commissioned
06/10/11
14/11/11
14/11/11
15/05/12
15/05/12
Completed
Hall Infrastructure ventilation & extraction system
Place order for ventilation & extraction system
05/11/10
05/11/10
Completed
Purchase Fans for ventilation & extraction system
26/02/10
26/02/10
Completed
Decide whether UPS required
30/09/10
30/09/10
Completed
Hall Infrastructure vacuum system
Design vacuum system controls
24/03/11
24/03/11
Done, I think, but need to check with Phil
Install / Terminate power feeds associated with pumping system
20/09/11
Completed
Install AC cabling main feeds etc
18/10/11
Completed
Install backing pumps in enclosure
25/05/11
14/09/11
Completed
Install turbo pumps in hall
22/06/11
15/09/11
29/11/11
17/01/12
Completed
Install vacuum piping
30/08/11
22/09/11
23/12/11
17/01/12
Completed
Hall Infrastructure pump enclosure
Order vacuum pipework and other components
20/05/11
20/05/11
Completed
Hall Infrastructure supply pipework
Install piping to bottle store (He and N2)
02/02/11
16/09/11
23/12/11
Complete
Install piping for charging Hydride Bed
02/03/11
30/09/11
16/01/12
31/01/12
06/04/12
Complete
Completed
27/06/12
28/07/12
Milestone date passed
Less than 30 days away
More than 30 days away


15

Table
9
:
Principal milestones of the RF work package.





19/08/11
31/08/11
05/01/12
01/04/12
01/07/12
RF - Alan Grant
Baseline
Completion Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Comments
Amplifiers
RF System #1 ready for test (DL)
27/09/10
27/09/10
Completed
RF System # 1 tests complete (DL)
20/06/11
11/11/11
28/03/12
31/08/12
Testing delayed due to setting issues and staff availability
TH116 #1 Amplifier delivered to RAL
22/06/12
18/09/12
TH116 #2 commissioned (DL)
20/01/12
04/05/12
10/08/12
19/10/12
15/01/13
RF System #1 ready for RF tests at RAL
13/04/12
27/07/12
02/11/12
11/01/13
09/04/13
Amplifier#2 assembly complete
28/06/11
11/01/12
25/04/12
04/07/12
28/09/12
20kV Power Supply #2 ready
27/10/11
27/10/11
30/05/12
30/05/12
21/09/12
4616 Amplifier #2 (electrical) ready
29/06/12
29/06/12
29/06/12
29/06/12
21/09/12
4616 Mechanical#2 refurbishment complete?
29/06/12
29/06/12
29/06/12
29/06/12
29/06/12
Completed
4616 #2 commissioned (DL)
07/02/12
07/02/12
21/09/12
02/11/12
14/12/12
4616 Aux Rack #2 ready
31/08/12
31/08/12
31/08/12
31/08/12
31/08/12
40kV Power Supply #2 ready
28/09/12
28/09/12
28/09/12
28/09/12
28/09/12
TH116 Amplifier #2 (electrical) ready
24/08/12
24/08/12
24/08/12
24/08/12
30/11/12
Cathode modulator #2 ready
15/06/12
15/06/12
15/06/12
15/06/12
15/06/12
TH116 Aux Rack #2 ready
14/09/12
14/09/12
14/09/12
14/09/12
14/09/12
RF System #2 ready for test (DL)
18/01/13
18/01/13
14/09/12
02/11/12
14/12/12
RF System #2 tests complete
15/03/13
15/03/13
09/11/12
28/12/12
08/02/13
RF System #2 ready for RF tests at RAL
24/05/13
24/05/13
18/01/13
03/03/13
19/04/13
Amplifier#3 assembly complete
28/10/11
28/10/11
Complete
RF Software controls complete
28/09/12
28/09/12
28/09/12
28/09/12
Progressing
RF Layout complete
03/01/12
03/01/12
28/02/12
25/06/12
Investigate new scheme layout - following review in 7th Dec
RF component contract (dummy loads, coax/waveguides, hybrids) placed
13/10/11
13/10/11
12/07/12
Delayed following review in 7th Dec until system test at MTA
Fermilab date to be agreed - REVISED DATE UNKNOWN
RF components (dummy loads, coax/waveguides, hybrids) delivered
22/05/12
22/05/12
10/01/13
REVISED DATE UNKNOWN - see above
Installation
RF Control Rack 1 Complete
26/07/12
26/07/12
26/07/12
RF System #1 integration starts
07/02/11
07/02/11
Complete
System #1 4616 Racks ready
01/06/11
29/05/12
21/06/12
4616 Amplifier 1 - Electrically complete
26/07/12
26/07/12
28/08/12
System #1 TH116 Racks ready
06/09/12
06/09/12
01/10/12
RF System #2 integration starts
21/05/13
21/05/13
21/05/13
System #2 4616 Racks ready
02/07/13
02/07/13
02/07/13
System #2 TH116 Racks ready
20/09/13
20/09/13
20/09/13
RF System #3 Integration starts
19/11/13
19/11/13
19/11/13
System #3 4616 Racks ready
31/12/13
31/12/13
31/12/13
System #3 TH116 Racks ready
21/03/14
21/03/14
21/03/14
RF System #4 Integration starts
01/05/14
01/05/14
01/05/14
System #4 4616 Racks ready
12/06/14
12/06/14
12/06/14
System #4 TH116 Racks ready
02/09/14
02/09/14
02/09/14
TIARA - MILESTONES
7.1: RFP: ICTF RF power infrastructure
M7.1: Report on RF system layout and requirements
10/08/11
08/11/11
Milestone - Complete
D7.1: Report on the design and specification of ICTF RF power distribution system for MICE Step V
16/03/12
16/03/12
16/03/12
Deliverable - Complete
D7.2: Report on commissioning of the first RF amplifier system in the ICTF Hall.
10/09/13
10/09/13
10/09/13
10/09/13
10/09/13
Deliverable
D7.3: Report on the design and specification of ICTF RF power distribution system for MICE Step VI (full ICTF implementation)
01/01/14
01/01/14
01/01/14
01/01/14
01/01/14
Deliverable
7.2: NRFAmp: Novel pulsed RF power amplifier design
M7.2: M7.4 Simulation of Diacrode complete
31/05/12
31/05/12
31/05/12
31/05/12
31/05/12
Milestone
D7.4: Design report of a 3 MW power amplifier
31/12/13
31/12/13
31/12/13
31/12/13
31/12/13
Deliverable
Completed
27/06/12
28/07/12
Milestone date passed
Less than 30 days away
More than 30 days away


16

Table
10
: Principal milestones of the spectrometer solenoid work package.


3.2.

UKNF

3.2.1.

UKNF generic work packages

Table
11

shows the status of the milestones for the UKNF Conceptual Design work package (Work
package 1). The schedule for the completion of the RDR, reviewed and presented in the IDR, represents
a de
lay of 9 months over the schedule presented at the start of the project. Some of the milestones have
been adjusted to reflect the revised schedule of the IDS
-
NF. Additional adjustments have been made to
31/08/11
05/01/12
01/04/12
01/07/12
Spectrometer Solenoid - Roy Preece
Baseline
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Revised
Completion
Date
Comments
Design - Magnet Modification
Tower design accepted
03/06/11
Completed
Fabrication Upstream Solenoid
Cold mass ready for MLI wrapping
21/09/11
Completed
Radiation Shield ready for MLI wrapping
07/09/11
Completed
MLI
Sign off quality of MLI layers on cold mass 2
02/05/11
Completed
Sign off quality of MIL layers on radiation shield 2
13/05/11
Completed
Sign off quality of MLI wrap around supports
19/05/11
Completed
Sign off Tower MLI wrapping
04/07/11
09/01/12
Completed
Sign off Shield and cold mass bore wrapping
11/07/11
19/01/12
Completed
Sign off cold mass to bore MLI conection
15/07/11
26/01/12
Completed
Sign off shield MLI and warm bore MLI
21/07/11
06/02/12
Completed
Sign off MLI at warm bore / shield connection
25/07/11
09/02/12
Completed
Assembly Upstream Solenoid
Solenoid ready for cool down and training
16/01/12
14/03/12
Completed
Fabrication Downstream Solenoid
Cold mass ready for MLI wrapping
08/12/11
16/03/12
16/03/12
MLI
Sign off quality of MLI layers on cold mass 2
20/12/11
28/03/12
28/03/12
Sign off quality of MIL layers on radiation shield 2
15/09/11
09/04/12
09/04/12
Sign off quality of MLI wrap around supports
03/01/12
03/04/12
03/04/12
Sign off Tower MLI wrapping
25/01/12
22/03/12
22/03/12
Sign off Shield and cold mass bore wrapping
07/02/12
04/04/12
04/04/12
Sign off cold mass to bore MLI conection
21/02/12
30/04/12
30/04/12
Sign off shield MLI and warm bore MLI
01/03/12
09/05/12
09/05/12
Sign off MLI at warm bore / shield connection
06/03/12
14/05/12
14/05/12
Assembly Downstream Solenoid
Solenoid ready for cool down and training
13/04/12
18/06/12
18/06/12
Portable Control system
Specification of the controls complete
08/07/11
Complete
Control system ready for operations
18/10/11
16/03/12
16/03/12
Complete
Shipping
Solenoid Upstream arrives at RAL
25/05/12
08/06/12
08/06/12
01/08/12
Solenoid Downstream arrives at RAL
23/08/12
12/09/12
12/09/12
28/10/12
Completed
27/06/12
28/07/12
Milestone date passed
Less than 30 days away
More than 30 days away


17

accommodate for the baseline changed due to the recen
tly measured
θ
13
.The milestones for the UKNF
contributions to the IDS
-
NF and EUROnu projects are shown in
Table
12
.

Table
11
: Milestones for
the UKNF conceptual design work.


Table
12
: Milestones of the UKNF contributions to the IDS
-
NF and EUROnu
programmes.


3.2.2.

UKNF


generic

work pages

FETS

At the time of writing, the milestones for the FETS work packages are being updated from the old
milestone list of the previous funding period and the deliverables list proposed for the grant application. It
is expected that an updated list of milestones a
nd deliverables is available at the next OsC meeting.

MS
Project
Comments
Id
Work package
Baseline
Revised
Slip
Actual
Task
Date
date
(days)
date
Milestone
[31/10/2008]
(at 10/03/2010)
UKNF - specific
Neutrino Factory conceptual design (Work package manager(s): Pozimski, Prior)
Proton driver: green-field solution
12
Continue discussion with interested hosting labs
31/12/2012
13
IDR and preliminary cost estimates
31/12/2010
31/01/2011
IDR finished and report written, publications in progress
14
Report on design of RCS/Accumulator ring for NF proton driver (ISIS upgrade)
30/04/2011
30/08/2011
30/08/2011
Design published at IPAC 2011 (WEPS103)
15
Report on design of FFAG as booster for proton driver (ISIS upgrade)
31/07/2011
30/08/2013
Delayed as work concentrated on RCS solution
16
Report on feasibility of single bunch 4 MW Neutrino Factory proton driver (ISIS upgrade)
31/12/2011
30/08/2013
Delayed as work concentrated on 3 bunch solution
17
Report on design of beam transport lines (ISIS upgrade)
31/03/2012
30/12/2012
18
Review of RF system options for the RCS
31/07/2012
30/12/2012
19
RDR and preliminary cost estimates
31/12/2012
30/09/2013
Cooling channel
32
RF cavity design and costing finished
31/08/2011
30/06/2012
preliminary results available, delayed in line with IDS
33
G4Beamline Simulation (or equivalent) completed
31/12/2011
30/06/2012
Delayed in line with IDS
34
Report with cooling channel design adapted in the light of results from MTA and MICE
31/12/2010
31/12/2011
no new MTA or MICE results see next milestone
35
Cooling channel design report
31/12/2011
30/05/2012
Work performed, expect baseline change, writing report
36
Investigations of inflence of alignments and tolerances completed
31/03/2012
31/12/2012
Delayed in line with IDS
37
Layout of beam Instrumentation finished
30/06/2012
31/03/2012
Delayed in line with IDS
38
Services assessment (vacuum, power supplies, etc for costing) finished
30/09/2012
31/06/2013
Delayed in line with IDS
39
Final write up RDR and preliminary cost estimates
31/12/2012
30/09/2013
Delayed in line with IDS
New chicane milestone !
30/05/2012
Preliminary design finished, new baseline
RLAs/racetracks
52
Optimisation of RLA using field maps
30/09/2011
30/09/2012
Redesign of RLA finished, magnet design underway
53
Performance evaluation of Racetrack design finished
30/09/2011
30/09/2012
54
Investiagations of Cooling and quench prevention completed
30/06/2011
30/09/2012
55
Investiagations on Beam loading and wakefields effects completed
30/09/2011
31/08/2010
Published at IPAC 2010
56
Mechanical stress evaluation finished
31/12/2011
30/09/2012
57
Investiagtions on Alignments and Tolerances completed
31/03/2011
30/09/2012
58
Services assessment (vacuum, power supplies, etc for costing) finished
30/09/2012
59
Costing (better than 50%) of RLA finished
30/09/2012
60
RLA/racetrack final report
31/12/2012
61
RDR and cost estimates
31/12/2012
30/09/2013
Delayed in line with RDR
Muon FFAG
70
Tracking studies with errors in field maps
31/10/2010
30/09/2012
tracking with errors and tracking with fieldmap
71
Comparative studies of performance for different FFAG lattice candidates
31/12/2010
31/10/2010
Injection and extraction studies
End-to-end simulation
82
Transferline desing from Front End to linac finished and E2E simulation for this section performed
31/12/2010
30/12/2012
Delayed in line with RDR
85
Design of transfer lines complete
31/12/2010
31/03/2013
Delayed in line with RDR
Decay rings
87
Compact decay ring design
31/12/2009
30/06/2011
First designs available
88
LENF decay ring design
28/02/2010
30/09/2010
30/09/2010
First designs available
93
Preliminary magnet design
30/07/2010
30/06/2012
Delayed in line with RDR
94
Tracking studies with errors in field map
30/08/2010
30/09/2012
Delayed in line with RDR
96
Magnet design and costing completed
30/06/2011
30/12/2012
Delayed in line with RDR
97
Investigation on rebunching cavities completed
30/09/2011
30/12/2012
Delayed in line with RDR
98
Desing of intrumentation completed
31/12/2011
30/12/2012
Delayed in line with RDR
99
RDR and cost estimates
31/12/2012
30/09/2013
Delayed in line with RDR
Milestone status
Project
Comments
Work package
Baseline
Revised
Slip
Actual
Task
Date
date
(days)
date
Milestone
[31/10/2008]
(at 10/03/2010)
International Design Study and over-arching project management (Work package manager(s): Long)
IDS/EuroNu coordination
6th IDS-NF plenary mtg
30/10/2010
25/09/2010
100%
Interim Design Report complete
31/12/2010
31/01/2011
IDR written, circulated and in publication process
Reference Design Report complete
31/12/2012
30/09/2013
Delayed in line with RDR
Fifth IDS-NF plenary mtg at FNAL
30/04/10
30/04/10
Euronu meeting (Strasburg)
30/06/10
30/06/10
6th IDS-NF plenary mtg at RAL
31/10/2010
31/10/2010
7th IDS-NF plenary mtg at in coincidence with 3rd EUROnu mtg
30/04/2011
30/04/2011
8th IDS-NF plenary mtg at
31/10/2011
31/10/2011
Helt at VT
9th IDS-NF plenary mtg at Glasgow
30/04/2012
30/04/2012
Helt in Glasgow
4th EUROnu annual meeting Paris
31/10/2012
30/09/2013
30/06/2012
Helt in Paris
Milestone status


18

Table
13
: Previous Milestones of the FETS programme.







MS
Project
Comments
Id
Work package
Baseline
Revised
Slip
Actual
Task
Date
date
(days)
date
Milestone
[31/10/2008]
(at 31/10/2009)
UKNF - generic
Proton driver front-end test stand (Work package manager(s): Letchford)
Management, oversight and infrastructure
113
Management and oversight
31/03/2012
114
Ion source
115
Ion source vessel manufactured
31/05/2008
31/05/2008
116
Ion source installation complete
31/10/2008
30/04/2009
181
30/04/2009
117
First test of ion source
31/12/2008
30/04/2009
120
30/04/2009
118
Beam extraction simulations finished
31/12/2009
31/12/2009
119
Optimisation of beam extraction / charge separation & post acceleration finished
31/12/2009
31/12/2009
120
Beam characterisation after the ion source finished
31/12/2009
31/12/2009
Long pulse run with ion source and LEBT
30/09/2010
30/09/2010
30/09/2010
121
Source time two design finished
31/03/2011
30/09/2011
delayed until 2013
`122
Parts for source times two manufactured
30/09/2011
30/12/2011
delayed until 2013
123
First run of source times two
30/12/2011
30/03/2012
delayed until 2014
Low-energy beam transport
128
Running LEBT with RFQ cold model
31/07/2009
30/06/2011
243

RFQ
170
RFQ vane modulation machining test finsished
30/12/2009
30/12/2009
171
RFQ cooling calculations finished
30/06/2010
30/06/2010
30/06/2010
172
RFQ design finished
30/09/2010
30/05/2010
30/06/2011
173
RFQ drawings finished
30/12/2010
30/08/2010
30/09/2011
174
RFQ manufacture finished
30/12/2011
30/12/2012
175
RFQ installed
30/06/2012
30/03/2013
176
RFQ RF tests finished
30/09/2012
30/06/2013
177
First beam at the RFQ exit, comissioning finished
30/12/2012
30/12/2013

MEBT
129
MEBT design finalised
31/03/2009
31/12/2012
275
30/05/2010
130
Cavity cold model
30/09/2010
30/03/2013
Cavity RF
30/12/2010
31/12/2012
first model available
131
Quadrupole design
30/09/2010
31/12/2012
first model available
132
MEBT installation
30/06/2011
31/03/2014
Chopper
133
Deflector assembly / Slow - wave / Design / Manufacture / Test
30/09/2009
30/06/2009
Cylindrical test assembly
31/05/2008
31/05/2008
Helical test assembly
30/09/2008
30/09/2008
Planar test assembly
30/04/2010
30/04/2010
Helical short length prototype
30/04/2011
30/09/2011
Planar short length prototype
30/04/2011
30/09/2011
Fast Pulse Generator (FPG)
31/05/2008
31/05/2008
Deflector assembly / Discrete element / Design / Manufacture / Test
30/09/2010
30/09/2010
Full length final assembly
31/03/2012
31/03/2013
Vacuum vessel / fluid and electrical feedthroughs
31/12/2011
Timing System
30/09/2011
31/03/2013
Chopper beam dumps
31/03/2012
31/03/2013
design started
Slow Pulse Generator (SPG)
31/05/2008
31/05/2008
134
Mechanical design finalized
30/06/2010
31/12/2012
135
Chopper installed
30/06/2011
31/06/2014
136
Operate full system
31/03/2012
31/12/2014
Diagnostics
137
Laser profile system installation
30/12/2008
31/05/2009
138
Laser profile commissioned
30/06/2009
30/08/2009
61
31/08/2009
139
Laser emittance design
31/03/2011
30/12/2011
delayed until 2013
140
Laser emittance test
31/12/2011
30/12/2012
delayed until 2013
141
Interims report on data reconstruction
30/12/2010
30/06/2011
142
General design of laser emttiance meter frozen
30/06/2011
delayed until 2013
143
EM simulations of diagnostic dipole & lenses finsished
31/12/2011
delayed until 2013
Milestone status


19

Table
14
:
Deliverables of the future FETS programme.






20

4.

Technical status

4.1.

MICE

4.1.1.

Target system

As described in our previous report, target T2.9 (stator 2 fitted with bearing set 9) was installed in ISIS in
August last year. It has continued to be used for the physics runs of MICE throughout this year, accruing
a total number of almost 250

K actuati
ons. Its performance has been continuously monitored by
recording parameters such as the acceleration and the actuation start position. The latter is a sensitive
measure, as any developing stickiness in the bearings leads to the target being captured in
slightly
different locations at the end of actuations. Performance plots are compared with data recorded for
earlier long
-
term tests performed in the R78 assembly area. For example, the RMS of the start position
data had gradually evolved to 0.6

mm at th
e end of May running. After a similar number of actuations,
target T2.8 (which ran successfully for 2.5

M actuations before testing was stopped) had an RMS of
0.9

mm. All the indications are that T2.9 could run for an extended period without any problems
.

In parallel with the running in ISIS, the previously removed stator 1 has been refurbished to continue
development work in R78. With a new diamond
-
like carbon (DLC) coated titanium shaft and Vespel
bearings, identical to the set
-
up in ISIS, T1.1 was ini
tially run for a million actuations to compare with
stator T2. Excellent behaviour

was demonstrated, and the tests were prolonged. The performance was
compared with T2.8, and, for example, the acceleration values with T1.1 were seen to be much more
consi
stent, confirming a previous suspicion that T1 was a better stator, possibly due to more accurate
alignment of its constituent coils. After 2.7

M actuations, some changes in behaviour were observed

and
the tests were stopped at 3.3M cycles in order to ins
pect the shaft and bearings. Only a small amount of
wear was observed, and no abraded material had migrated through the “dust
-
catcher” towards the ISIS
beam
-
pipe.

The DLC coated shaft was originally designed to operate with DLC
-
coated steel bearings. Now that
we are using Vespel bearings, the question arose as to whether the DLC coating on the shaft was still
required. T1 was fitted with a new, uncoated titanium s
haft and new Vespel bearings to form mechanism
T1.2. Monitoring again showed that this combination ran well. There was a slight early broadening of
the acceleration and start position distributions before the distributions narrowed again, and this was
at
tributed to a “wearing
-
in” period, possibly due to polishing of shaft and be
arings as they rubbed past
one
-
an
other. Although performance was still excellent, it was decided to stop the tests after 2

M
actuations to inspect. Once again, there was little d
ust, with no migration through the dust
-
catcher.
However, what material was present clearly contained some abraded titanium, as could be seen from its
colour. Although it is considered unlikely that any dust will migrate through the dust catcher, any met
allic
material could be a bigger problem for the ISIS accelerating cavities than non
-
conductive material.
Therefore the decision has b
een taken that all shafts us
ed in ISIS will continue to be DLC
-
coated.

The test target was refurbished with new bearings
(continuing to use the same uncoated shaft) to
perform tests at higher accelerations. This was felt necessary, to demonstrate that no increased wear or
other problems would be caused by more aggressive driving of the target.
Figure
2

show
s the
acceleration under various running conditions. For the first 350

K actuations, the driving voltage was
raised to 125

V rather than the nominal 115

V, and the actuation frequenc
y reduced from 0.8

Hz to
0.7

Hz to avoid overheating the coils. The following 500

K cycles show the behaviour under nominal
conditions. It is clear that the increased voltage resulted in a higher acceleration, as expected, and this
increase has been meas
ured at 6.4%. After this, firmware for a new drive algorithm was loaded into the
controller. This allows all three phases of the coil assembly to be periodically powered at the same time
during an actuation cycle, so both increasing the mean force on the

magnets (for a given voltage) and


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smoothing some of the switching transitions. The target was then run for a further 1.7

M cycles at
nominal voltage and frequency. The increase in acceleration is 11%, as summarised in table 1. After
this, the mechanism

was opened for inspection. Very little wear was found, and the tests are continuing.
It is intended that the new driving algorithm will be implemented on the controller in ISIS very soon. The
increased acceleration should allow more precision in insert
ing the target for the last part of the ISIS
acceleration period without intercepting the beam at other times.


Figure
2
: Acceleration of target T1.3. First period: raised driving voltage. Second
period: standard operation.
Third period: standard voltage, new controller
algorithm. (Note that the regular spikes in the data are caused by a daily stop,
after which the coils are cooler and so have lower resistance for a few actuations,
leading to higher acceleration).

Table
15
: Improvements in acceleration achieved by raising the drive voltage or
changing the driving algorithm.


Development of an improved stator, with coils wound in situ on a slotted former, has continued, and
a number of problems have be
en addressed. Improvements in winding technique now prevent damage
to the insulation, and recent coils have passed electrical breakdown tests at 1

kV. The cooling jacket
and boards providing the interconnection between coils have been redesigned. Initia
lly, tests of potting
showed that voids remained between the windings. Stricter control of the viscosity of the potting
compound, together with a better reservoir system, have overcome these problems, as shown in
Figure
3
, a photograph of a section through a test winding after potting. The first stator using this construction
technique has now been potted
. It has passed the “hi
-
pot” test at 1

kV

and is ready for tes
ting for both
thermal and magnetic properties, before a full programme of actuation tests is commenced.

T
he
design of the
permanent magnets
has also been revised.
Present actuators have three rings of
radial magnets separated by ceramic spacers. Modell
ing showed that an enhanced field strength is
achieved by replacing the ceramic with axially magnetised material in a Halbach array. Such magnets
have been ordered, and will be mapped and tested when they become available in a few weeks.


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Figure
3
: Cross
-
sections through a potted test winding, showing a complete filling
of potting compound (black) between the square
-
section wire.

4.1.2.

MICE Muon
Beam

The replacement of the decay
-
solenoid quench detector and the refurbishment of the p
ower supply have
been given lower priority than the completion of the equivalent systems for the focus coils and the
spectrometer solenoid. Following the completion of these systems, the decay
-
solenoid quench
-
detector
manufacture is now proceeding satisfa
ctorily. A scheme has been agreed to upgrade the decay
solenoid power supply which suffers from false quench signals during the ramp between 100

A and
200

A. The upgraded system will be installed this financial year.

The remainder of the beam line contin
ues to perform satisfactorily.

4.1.3.

Integration

Mechanical

The installation and testing of the moving platforms to carry

the spectrometer
-
solenoid and AFC module
s

in and out of the beam is now complete.

The spectrometer
-
solenoid and AFC systems use compressed
air pads and roller skates respectively to

allow the modules to

move
.




Figure
4
:

Spectrometer solenoid and AFC moving platforms installed in the MICE
hall. The spectrometer pl
atform is shown supporting two five

tonne steel
blocks as
a dummy load for testing.

The Virostek plate bracket design and test frame manufacture is now complete. The plate has been

hung on the test frame with the brackets.

The build will continue to include the TOF detector cage and
the
mechanism to s
lide the detector in and out of the cage while in operation.

STFC has worked cl
osely
with the spectrometer

and TOF detector teams
to make sure all the necessary compliance is in the
design
,

e.g. the interface with the brackets and spectrometer vacuum vess
el and the positioning of the
TOF cage
.

During the build we have picked up on various anomalies and done the necessary remedial
work.



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Figure
5
:

The virostek plate shown supported by the test frame.

The

spectrometer
support

frame
s, designed and built by

STFC
,

are due to be delivered in July.

These frames will be integrated with th
e moving platforms in the MICE H
all as they arrive.

STFC has
worked with the spectrometer team on all aspects of the integration from lifting bea
ms to survey.



Figure
6
: The spectrometer solenoid on it’s support frame.

The manufacture of

the vacuum window separating the tracke
r bore
and the insulating vacuum
between the spectrometer and AFC is complete.

The vacuum wind
ow assembly is comprised of three
parts, a flange, a tubular section fabricated from rolled plate and a thin window section machined from
solid.

The design for the thin window is based on the Oxford University design for the AFC safety
windows.


Figure
7
:

Thin vacuum window
section
being checked by metrology



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From the magnetic modelling done by Vector fiel
ds and also by STFC it has been shown

that stray
fields in the MICE H
all will interfere with equipment such as compressors
,
vacuum pumps

and
electronics racks
.

To p
revent damage to ferrous moving parts and electrical items we are planning to

use local

shield
ing.


It was previously thought that

one
-
millimetre th
ick Mu
-
metal shields encapsulating
the equipment would be sufficien
t
.

For this reason

mild steel prototypes
were made

for ergonomic and
operational tests.

However, the magnetic fields are now considered to be much greater than first
imagined.

An inventory of sensitive equipment in the MICE hall is currently under way.

Once more
analysis and testing are complete, a solution for the inventory items with respect to shielding and re
-
positioning will be worked out.




Figure
8
: A prototype magnetic shield covering a cold head compressor, typical of

the proposed Mu
-
metal shields.

The design

for the radiation shutter for S
tep V, to be preferentially installed at step IV, is complete.

The design comprises of two lead doors that can be opened and closed remotely
by a direct drive
system that moves

the
doors on sliding carriages.

The procurement of the radiation shutter
items is
predominately complete apart from the sliding mechanism, this has proven difficult to achieve with non
magnetic parts.

An alternative solution is being pursued using stainless
steel.




Figure
9
: