Publication

Diamond Storage Ring Remote Alignment System

Authors: Andrew Bell (Diamond Light Source) , Arno Gonias (Diamond Light Source) , Nigel Hammond (Diamond Light Source) , James Kay (Diamond Light Source) , David Wilson (Diamond Light Source) , Ian Martin (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: Tenth European Particle Accelerator Conference (EPAC '06)
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: June 2006

Abstract: Diamond is a 3GeV, 3rd Generation Synchrotron Light Source currently under construction as part of the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Chilton, Oxfordshire. The 24 cell Diamond Storage Ring is 561.6m in circumference and is mounted on 72 support girders, the largest of which are 6m long and weigh 17 Tonnes. Each girder can be remotely positioned in 5 axes using a system of motorised cams. This system has been designed to enable the future remote realignment of the Storage Ring using beam based alignment techniques. The system is described in detail including the mechanical and electrical components of the system as well as a description of the alignment algorithms employed and how these have been incorporated into the control system.

Subject Areas: Engineering


Technical Areas: Mechanical Engineering