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Validation test of a cam mover based micrometric pre-alignment system for future accelerator components


Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) is a 48 km long linear accelerator currently studied at CERN. It is a high luminosity electronpositron collider with an energy range of 0.5-3 TeV. CLIC is based on a two-beam technology in which a high current drive beam transfers RF power to the main beam accelerating structures. The main beam is steered with quadrupole magnets. Main beam components have to be actively pre-aligned within 14 μm in sliding windows of 200 m. To reach the pre-alignment requirement as well as the rigidity required by nano-stabilization, a system based on eccentric cam movers is proposed for the re-adjustment of the main beam quadrupoles. Validation of the technique to the stringent CLIC requirements was started with tests in one degree of freedom on an eccentric cam mover. This paper describes the dedicated mock-up as well as the tests and measurements carried out with it. Finally, the test results are presented

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Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, Metrology and Testing