Tag archive: ILC baseline

The challenge of technology

| 25 July 2013 Now that the ILC Technical Design Report is published, does it mean the design is frozen? In this corner, ILC Director Mike Harrison explains how maintaining the technical flexibility to obtain the maximum benefit from ILC R&D and other current projects is both a challenge and a necessity, especially for major cost drivers like the ILC cryomodules. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , ,

The two detector concepts for the ILC

| 10 May 2012 The ILC physics programme is based on building two complementary detectors that will share beam time. The value of having two detectors with different designs, technologies, collaborations and emphasis has proven to be a very effective way to exploit the science. For the ILC, we propose using a push-pull concept to cost-effectively share the beam between two detectors. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

How long is the ILC linear accelerator?

| 23 February 2012 This simple question does not have a simple answer. The ILC linear accelerator length issue was recently discussed during a Baseline Technical Review at KEK, as there are many technical choices that can affect it. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Our goals for 2012

| 5 January 2012 A major accomplishment last year was the evaluation and approval of a new ILC baseline that has been more optimised for cost, performance and risk. We are now completing the design details and embarking on producing the ILC Technical Design Report by the end of this year. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

Decisions, decisions, decisions

| 1 December 2011 In just over one year we plan to produce the final Global Design Effort deliverable, a Technical Design Report for the ILC. We have made a set of important improvements in the design over the past year that will result in an ILC design that is more optimised for cost, performance and risk, and have recently hammered out a large number of smaller technical decisions at the Baseline Technical Review at DESY. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Technical baseline reviews: damping rings

| 1 September 2011 As part of the process of developing the ILC technical design, the GDE project managers have initiated a set of technical baseline reviews of major subsystems. The first of those reviews on the ILC damping rings was carried out in July in Frascati, Italy. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , ,

The new baseline and the next steps

| 28 April 2011 The new ILC baseline shows the way to designing a linear collider that maintains original performance while using cost-saving alternatives. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Positron source relocated to the end of the linac

| 21 April 2011 The last of four proposed major changes to the ILC baseline is to move the positron source to the end of the linac. That proposal has been adopted after evaluating the advantages and the possible options to retain low-energy performance. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

Low-power option adopted for ILC technical design baseline

| 14 April 2011 Establishing a new baseline for the ILC technical design requires balancing performance, cost and risk issues. A proposal to halve the number of bunches in the machine, reducing power and cost has been approved, following a one-year study of all the impacts. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Interim report from the ILC-CLIC general issues group

| 17 February 2011 A freshly released report from the ILC-CLIC working group on general issues summarises general issues and synergies involving a future a linear collider. It also discusses plans for the ILC and CLIC efforts to identify common issues regarding siting, technical issues and project planning. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,
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