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Title: Accelerator and transport line survey and alignment

This paper summarizes the survey and alignment processes of accelerators and transport lines and discusses the propagation of errors associated with these processes. The major geodetic principles governing the survey and alignment measurement space are introduced and their relationship to a lattice coordinate system shown. The paper continues with a broad overview about the activities involved in the step sequence from initial absolute alignment to final smoothing. Emphasis is given to the relative alignment of components, in particular to the importance of incorporating methods to remove residual systematic effects in surveying and alignment operations. Various approaches to smoothing used at major laboratories are discussed. 47 refs., 19 figs., 1 tab.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6246703
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-5672; CONF-9110243--3
ON: DE92003350
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 5. International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) beam dynamics workshop, Corpus Christi, TX (United States), 3-8 Oct 1991
Research Org:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ACCELERATORS; ALIGNMENT; BEAM TRANSPORT; ERRORS; QUALITY CONTROL; SURVEYS; CONTROL 440100* -- Radiation Instrumentation