Joint NSF/DOE Review of the CesrTA Proposal

July 16-17
Room 1020
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Virginia

Panel Charge

  • An assessment of the technical approaches and feasibility of the proposal.
  • An assessment of the likely duration of the proposed work.
  • Identification of the technical metrics against which progress can be measured.
  • An assessment of costs by scrutinizing key cost drivers.
  • Where appropriate, noting opportunities for cost reductions consistent with meeting the goals.
  • An assessment of the completeness of the effort, by noting possible items omitted, and the associated cost and schedule impacts.
  • Noting the consequences of increased or decreased funding levels.
  • A discussion of important collaboration, personnel, and management issues.
  • A discussion of the proposal’s flexibility in response to unanticipated risks.
  • A discussion of GDE/ART integration issues.
  • A comparison of this proposal with possible competitive efforts worldwide.
  • An assessment of broader impacts such as Education, Training and Outreach; benefits to other accelerator activities.

Final Report of the Panel


  July 16  
0900 Executive Session  
1030 Overview and Motivation for CesrTA Project (ppt, pdf) David Rubin
1100 CesrTA Configuration and Optics for Ultra-low Emittance (pdf) David Rice
1140 Executive Session  
1210 LUNCH  
1310 Electron Cloud and Fast Ion Program (ppt, pdf) Mark Palmer
1350 Instrumentation and Diagnostics (ppt,pdf) Don Hartill
1420 Low Emittance Tuning (ppt,pdf) David Rubin
1455 Advanced Instrumentation for Low Emittance Tuning (pdf) James Alexander
1525 BREAK  
1540 Laboratory Plan (pdf) David Rice
1600 Project Management (ppt, pdf) Mark Palmer
1635 Integration into ILC GDE (pdf) Gerald Dugan
1655 Laboratory Mission and Summary (ppt, pdf) David Rubin
1710 Executive Session  
1800 Questions for Presenters  
  July 17  
0900 Executive Session  
0930 Answers from Presenters (ppt, pdf) David Rubin
1100 Executive Session/Writing