Highlights on MICE. NEWS. Italian participation: Approval in principle of TOF construction and MUCAL subject to a number of succesful milestones including -- a prototype test in Frascati spring 06 and -- a justification of TOF2
4. DAQ group started – working hard to reading close to 600 events in 1ms
5. Analysis group started
6. MICE started purchasing big items (cooling plant for Psi solenoid, for instance)
7. design and safety reviews are progressing (H2 safety Monday 21st Nov. 2005)
8. KEK tracker test successful!
9. 200 MHz cavity prototype had some delay (vaccum leak -- fixed)
should be on the floor at MTA mid-January
10. funding request for Swiss coupling coil was submitted.
Chances of success are unclear.
at this point MICE (PhaseI) is an approved and funded project in 6 countries
-- UK: 9.7M£ (phase I) PhaseII request and RF programme being prepared.
-- USA: funding from the NFMCC (DOE baseline scenario 4.125M$)
+RF source + NSF grant 300k$ + MRI grant 750k$.
-- Japan: US-Japan ~$100k/yr, UK-Japan (travel funds)
(+ 1M$ requested)
-- Switzerland: PSI solenoid + Uni-Geneva-NSwissF (80KCHF/yr)+ 1 PDA+1PhDS
pending requests: Coupling coil, CERN RF
-- Netherlands: Mag probes (in production!) + 1 PhDS
--Italy (TOF, Calorimeter)
-- KEK tracker test: went very well.CONGRATULATIONS! Following this, new priorities will need to be set for the group, choice between further test beam or construction of final system. The decision will somewhat depend on the results of test beam analysis themselves. *
-- TOF:Bonesini and Chimenti presented to collaboration a clear description of the milestones they have in front of them for TOF and calorimeter
(invite collaborators to help in the test beam!)
comment: TOF0 AND TOF1 are both necessary in step I, although it could be argued that this can be slightly stepped (TOF0 first -- calibration, then TOF1, calibration, then measurements TOF1-TOF0) June 2007 good, end 2007 notOK. -- TOF2 justification: Yagmur Torun and analysis forum to organize work and discussion in view of holding a good discussion on this point in the collaboration meeting in Japan (March)
-- DAQ: 600 muons per 1ms spill is difficult to achieve for the read-out electronics. We have to understand what are the real capabilities of the Scifi, TOF, calorimeter or Cherenkov read-out electronics. (discussions on-going)This is intimately linkedto the running plan and will be addressed at the collaboration meeting in the same session.
April 2007 = 525 days away!
Where do we stand in our preparations for Steps I and II.
-- beam line: target, optics, tuning and correction abilities, diffuser, generate all e
-- TOF, Cherenkov(s), MUCAL
-- spectrometer solenoid
-- installation and cabling
-- controls and monitoring
-- DAQ and event processing
-- software: particle ID, reconstruction of tracks
-- analysis: form run plan, reconstruction of « beam», emittance, transmission
Manpower is never in excess (simulations and optics, electronics, beam line,
2. The funding for phase I is essentially complete
only Cherenkov II remains a question.
3. The funding for phase II is being prepared. We have a baseline solution for
MICE up to step V but it will be late. Work is needed to assure that step VI
can be performed in good time for the decision making-year 2010.