Author: Ross, M.C.
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WEIB202 Industrialization of the ILC Project 2105
  • M.C. Ross
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  Funding: Work supported by U.S. Department of Energy, Contract DE-AC02-76SF00515.
The International Linear Collider Global Design Effort (GDE) team completed the Technical Design Report (TDR) in early 2013. The TDR consists of a description of the machine design, a summary of the R&D program carried out in support of the design, a cost estimate and a project plan. The number of high technology components to be fabricated for ILC is large, similar to that built for the Large Hadron Collider*, and industrial partners have had an important role throughout the technical development and design period. It is recognized that transfer of new technology to industrial partners and subsequent collaborative development can be difficult**. To counter this, the ILC Technical Design Phase (TDP) team arranged a series of vendor visits, component development contracts, workshop satellite meetings and industrial production study contracts. The GDE collaboration provided the framework for development through an agreed-upon performance parameter set and project implementation scheme. The latter includes a ‘plug-compatibility’ policy that promotes innovation as long as specified interface conditions are met. In this paper we show the evolution of the technology from the labs where it was developed to the companies where high performance cavities are now routinely produced.
* The longest journey: the LHC dipoles arrive on time.
** Office of High Energy Physics Accelerator R&D Task Force Report
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