A few remarks on our RPC R&D proposal. Bing Zhou Nov. 17,2011. A little bit history. The current S mall Wheels (MDT+CSC) were built, commissioned and operated by US groups Trigger was not in the original consideration of the Small Wheel design – an unexpected mistake
We need to KNOW that the NSW will work, and that it will be installed on schedule. We also need to KNOW the Endcap trigger will work (including the part on the Big Wheel). If we cannot make a definitive case for any technology now, we need to redouble efforts until we can.
That argues for an enhanced R&D program, not a diminished one. I believe the next 6 months are critical, and any decision before that would be premature and foolish.