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'''Director - Todd Satogata''' <br>
 
'''Director - Todd Satogata''' <br>
  
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'''Alex Bogacz'''
 
'''Alex Bogacz'''
 
    
 
    
   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 16 - Aug 27)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''  
      - One-on-one with Ryan on CEBAF Optics
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      - Writing a paper on PERLE
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      - MED day
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      - OOC support
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      - FFA@CEBAF design
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      - Writing letters of recommendation
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  '''Next two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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       - Mentoring Isurumali  
 
       - Mentoring Isurumali  
 
       - Writing a PRAB paper on PERLE
 
       - Writing a PRAB paper on PERLE
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       - Time accounting training
 
       - Time accounting training
 
       - Submitting nomination package for Mark Stefani
 
       - Submitting nomination package for Mark Stefani
 +
  '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
 +
      - Vacation
 +
      - Writing a paper on PERLE
 +
      - MED day
 +
      - PRAB paper review
 +
      - FFA@CEBAF design work
 +
      - Convener - Muon Collider Community mtg.
  
  
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'''Ryan Bodenstein'''
 
'''Ryan Bodenstein'''
 
    
 
    
   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 16 - Aug 27)'''  
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   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''  
 
       - Operations meetings
 
       - Operations meetings
 
       - B-Team meetings
 
       - B-Team meetings
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       - Positron/FFA liaison work
 
       - Positron/FFA liaison work
 
       - PhD Student guidance
 
       - PhD Student guidance
       - Optics on call
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       - Playing around with Zgoubi to see if it’s the right tool for FFA work
          - Assistance/observation of OPS during setup
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       - Diversity meetings
       - Diversity meeting (gender)
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   '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
   '''Next two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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       - Operations meetings
 
       - Operations meetings
 
       - B-Team meetings
 
       - B-Team meetings
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       - Positron/FFA liaison work
 
       - Positron/FFA liaison work
 
       - PhD Student guidance  
 
       - PhD Student guidance  
       - Playing around with Zgoubi to see if it’s the right tool for FFA work
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       - UITF Operations Training
 
       - Diversity meetings
 
       - Diversity meetings
  
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'''Rui Li'''
 
'''Rui Li'''
 
 
 
   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
 
   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
 
       - CBB and TCBI
 
       - CBB and TCBI
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       - Collective effect problems from EDM  
 
       - Collective effect problems from EDM  
 
             - Spend some time to further understand the questions raised to me by Riad about the CSR and by Slava about the negative mass instability in their EDM ring design
 
             - Spend some time to further understand the questions raised to me by Riad about the CSR and by Slava about the negative mass instability in their EDM ring design
 +
      - Computer Learning
 +
            - Taking online webinar from mathtype about advanced programming using matlab
 +
  '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
 
       - Start writing paper on CBB and TCBI
 
       - Start writing paper on CBB and TCBI
 
       - Communicate with Themis Mastoridis of California Polytech State Univ. about his work on the emittance growth due to noise from crab cavities in EIC, got his slides for helping the work by River Huang et al in CASA  
 
       - Communicate with Themis Mastoridis of California Polytech State Univ. about his work on the emittance growth due to noise from crab cavities in EIC, got his slides for helping the work by River Huang et al in CASA  
 
       - Attend and listen to the machine advisory committee sessions for EIC
 
       - Attend and listen to the machine advisory committee sessions for EIC
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      - Vacation 9/23-24
  
 
   
 
   
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'''Edy Nissen'''
 
'''Edy Nissen'''
 
    
 
    
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 16 - Aug 27)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
       - Beam-beam Task force meeting
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       - Attended RCS meeting
       - Attend BTeam Meetings
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       - Submitted DODGE paper to NIM, formatting needed fixing, currently stuck going through this with tech support. 
      - Determining NIM requirements for DODGE paper
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       - Prepared for and began PD Shift on the 8th
       - Go back to working with WARP
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
     '''Next two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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       - Program Deputy from 8th to 22nd
       -  
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      - Will probably take some time off afterwards.
  
  
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'''Chris Tennant'''
 
'''Chris Tennant'''
 
    
 
    
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 16 - Aug 27)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
       - RADSMA: TN summarizing work for year 1 of SBIR submitted
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       -  
      - AI FOA: budget/AWP stuff, leading weekly meetings
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
      - KDD conference paper review on GNNs
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      - Accelerator AI Workshop planning
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      - Meetings/discussions about Lasitha advancement
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      - JLab training
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      - Invention disclosure meetings with Drew
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      - Literature search on digital twins
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      - Meeting with UVA professor for possible collaboration
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     '''Next two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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       - RADSMA: discussions with industry partner for year 2 plans
 
       - RADSMA: discussions with industry partner for year 2 plans
 
       - ARDFML: coordinate deployment of model for fault classification
 
       - ARDFML: coordinate deployment of model for fault classification
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'''Yuhong Zhang'''
 
'''Yuhong Zhang'''
  
   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 16 - Aug 27)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
 
       -  
 
       -  
     '''Next two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
 
       -   
 
       -   
  
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'''Bhawin Dhital'''
 
'''Bhawin Dhital'''
 
    
 
    
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 16 - Aug 27)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
      - Vacation: 8/17 - 8/24
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       - Continued with lattice optimization. Dr Fanglei Lin is making a lot of e�ort to optimize the lattice that will work best for electron cooling.
       - Continued with lattice optimization
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       - Particle tracking simulations with new optimized lattice. Dynamic Aperture (DA), Frequency Map Analysis (FMA) studies were carried out in the new lattice.
       - Particle tracking simulations with new optimized lattice
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
     '''Next two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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       - Will continue the lattice optimization
       - Lattice optimization
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       -  Will continue - Tracking simulations, Dynamic Aperture calculation, tune shifts calculations etc.
       - Tracking simulations, Dynamic Aperture calculatin etc.
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'''Amy Sy'''
 
'''Amy Sy'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 16 - Aug 27)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
      - Laser particle counter: Continued system debugging, optimization, and data analysis to better understand the operational modes and system variables that can be adjusted for best performance. Vendor visit on 8/19 to start pass/fail test, with current goal to obtain over 90% event detection for 80 um wire sweeping events - still discussing with the vendor on acceptable specifications on false positive event rates. Prior to and during the 8/19 visit, channels 0 and 1 could not be adjusted to give clean event signals using methods that improved SNR for other channels - the sensors for these channels are part of the initial batch and the vendor has decided to replace these sensors before continuing with pass/fail testing. The vendor has also returned the passive optical front end to their labs for fiber connector polishing. Analysis of data taken on 8/19 (wire sweeps and dropping of 50 um aluminum oxide particles) will continue, along with refinement of offline processing algorithms and methods. Will likely give an update on laser particle counter system status to the Detector Group in mid-September.
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    '''Next two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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       - Laser particle counter: Data analysis of pass/fail testing data taken during last vendor visit. Implementing new algorithm at vendor suggestion that calculates local peak to peak amplitudes in both the amplitude and phase data, and sums the two signals together for improved event detection. Continued algorithm optimization by varying moving window size in the peak to peak calculations, as well as low and high pass filtering effects. Studies of dynamic window and dynamic averaging implementation in data processing applications. The newer 18 sensors have met pass/fail specifications, but the full 24 channel system is incomplete until the initial 6 sensors can be replaced with upgraded versions. The vendor has committed to supplying these upgraded sensors as replacements for the initial 6, and have been authorized to begin work on 24 additional sensors for a full 48 channel system. Delivery of the remaining 6 upgraded sensors for further testing is anticipated in the late September to mid October time frame.
 
       - Laser particle counter: Data analysis of pass/fail testing data taken during last vendor visit. Implementing new algorithm at vendor suggestion that calculates local peak to peak amplitudes in both the amplitude and phase data, and sums the two signals together for improved event detection. Continued algorithm optimization by varying moving window size in the peak to peak calculations, as well as low and high pass filtering effects. Studies of dynamic window and dynamic averaging implementation in data processing applications. The newer 18 sensors have met pass/fail specifications, but the full 24 channel system is incomplete until the initial 6 sensors can be replaced with upgraded versions. The vendor has committed to supplying these upgraded sensors as replacements for the initial 6, and have been authorized to begin work on 24 additional sensors for a full 48 channel system. Delivery of the remaining 6 upgraded sensors for further testing is anticipated in the late September to mid October time frame.
 +
    '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
 +
      - Laser particle counter: Found a bug in the data-taking software that erroneously saves one extra bit to random data arrays - vendor has confirmed that this is a software issue and is working to understand why it occurred and how to prevent this in the next version of the GUI. Summarizing current progress in advance of taking extended leave. Preparing content for update on laser particulate counter status at JLAAC in November/December time frame. Vendor anticipates returning with full 24 channel system the week of September 20-24 for continued testing.
  
  
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'''Computational Physics - Yves Roblin'''<br>
 
'''Computational Physics - Yves Roblin'''<br>
 
'''Yves Roblin'''
 
'''Yves Roblin'''
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 16 - Aug 27)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
 
       -  
 
       -  
     '''Next two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
 
       -  
 
       -  
  
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'''Randi Gamage'''
 
'''Randi Gamage'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 16 - Aug 27)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
 
       -  
 
       -  
     '''Next two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
 
       -  
 
       -  
  
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'''River Huang'''
 
'''River Huang'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 16 - Aug 27)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
       - EIC Beam-Beam project: we calculated the transverse normalized emittance growth due to RF noise for SPS ring and did the benchmark: the results show that CASA-BeamBeam results matched the CERN’s simulation results very well.
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       - EIC Beam-Beam project: Collaborating with colleagues in JLAb, Oak Ridge Lab and BNL, working on evaluating emittance growth rate due to rf noise.
     '''Next two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
       - Continue working on EIC Beam-Beam project.
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       - EIC Beam-Beam project: Collaborating with colleagues, working on evaluating emittance growth rate due to rf noise and testing different cases by using CASA BeamBeam for SPS and JLEIC lattice.
  
  
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'''Isurumali Neththikumara'''
 
'''Isurumali Neththikumara'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 16 - Aug 27)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
      - Refine the new objective functions based on mean squared error and moving average calculation and test them.
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      - Prepare a presentation for the Annual Review.
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    '''Next two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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       - Did my annual review which is a requirement in ODU graduate program.
 
       - Did my annual review which is a requirement in ODU graduate program.
 
       - Obtained better optics with new objectives for the 14-variable search.
 
       - Obtained better optics with new objectives for the 14-variable search.
 
       - Continue the search process with 16 variable.
 
       - Continue the search process with 16 variable.
 +
    '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
 +
      - Obtained solutions for 10-pass north linac lattice with nice optics for the 16-variable search.
 +
      - Completed 2 searches for 18-variables, but optics of the obtained solutions show over focused behavior, therefore need to make some modifications to the search by adding constraints.
 +
      - Read on parallelization of a code and python ‘multiprocessing’ library.
  
 
            
 
            
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'''Dennis Turner'''
 
'''Dennis Turner'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 2 - Aug 13)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
 
       - HLA
 
       - HLA
           - Modified ArcSteer to load machine settings. Had to roll back due to weirdness. Need to investigate.
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           - Modified ArcSteer to load machine settings. Had to roll back due to weirdness. Need to investigate.
 
           - Wrote documentation for rayTrace_dataCollector and released to production
 
           - Wrote documentation for rayTrace_dataCollector and released to production
 
           - Helped troubleshoot rfCavHistory
 
           - Helped troubleshoot rfCavHistory
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'''He Zhang'''
 
'''He Zhang'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 16 - Aug 27)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
       - Submitted the TPSA lib to JOSS and revised a little for their automatic checking result.  
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       - On sick leave and vacation most of the time.  
       - Add a few functions for memory management to the TPSA lib.  Replaced the old TPSA lib in the FMM code with the new one. Unfortunately, no improvement on efficiency although easier for coding.  
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       - Revisited the JSPEC2-python code and doing testing.    
     '''Next two weeks (Aug 30- Sept 10)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 Sept 24)'''
 
       - Finish and submit the FMM paper.  
 
       - Finish and submit the FMM paper.  
 
       - Revisit and finish the non-Gaussian IBS model in JSPEC.   
 
       - Revisit and finish the non-Gaussian IBS model in JSPEC.   
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'''Kevin Jordan'''
 
'''Kevin Jordan'''
  
   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 16 - Aug 27)'''
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   '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
 
       -  
 
       -  
     '''Next two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
 
       -  
 
       -  
  
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'''Joe Gubeli'''
 
'''Joe Gubeli'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 16 - Aug 27)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
 
       - '''Isotopes –'''
 
       - '''Isotopes –'''
 
       - '''ARDDOT - '''  
 
       - '''ARDDOT - '''  
     '''Next two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
 
       - '''Isotopes –'''  
 
       - '''Isotopes –'''  
 
       - '''ARDDOT –'''
 
       - '''ARDDOT –'''
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'''Michael Tiefenback'''
 
'''Michael Tiefenback'''
  
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 16 - Aug 27)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
 
       -  
 
       -  
     '''Next two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
 
       -  
 
       -  
  
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'''LERF - Steve Benson'''  
 
'''LERF - Steve Benson'''  
 
   
 
   
     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 16 - Aug 27)'''
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     '''Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
       - Attended SBIR/STTR update meeting.
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       - Submitted new LOSP for alignment in the LERF vault
      - Interviewed SSII candidate and submit evaluation.
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       - Worked with BNL to determine cooler match for the MAC.
      - Completed new LOSP for LERF vault.
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       - Prepared MAC presentation
       - Derived draft WBS structure  for the EIC ERL effort
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       - Met with BNL team to review JLab responsibilities for the EIC cooling ERL.
       - Completed review of Hernandez-Garcia paper
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       - Developed WBS dictionary for level 4 ERL WBS elements.
       - Met with Xelera staff to get an update on the SHC ERL design
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       - Reviewed Kastner report for BESAC competitiveness and went over proposed XFELO at JLab.
       - Edited and updated paper on FAST magnetized beam generation
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     '''Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)'''
       - Gathered information on vendor export control classification for FEL optics
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       - Assist in final MAC presentation review
     '''Next two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)'''
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      - Close out CATs item about laser alignment in the LERF vault LOSP.
       - Submit new LOSP for alignment in the LERF vault
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       - Go over possible applications in the LERF with Drew Weisenberger for the Strategic Partnerships, Tech transfer S&T Agenda.
       - Prepare MAC presentation
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       - Submit revised FAST magnetized beam paper for review.
       - Continue developing longitudinal model for CeC ERL on LiTrack
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       - Submit No-Cost Extension request for FOA electron cooling project to Manouchehr Farkhondeh.
       - Finish up harmonic RF tech. note.
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       - Start to review ERL requirements documents
       - Review BBU in SSMB paper
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       - Attend Cost and Schedule planning meeting.
       - Track down pressure systems / design documentation for gun HVPSs
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       - Complete "Building a Respectful Workplace in a Technical Environment" training
       - Rewrite and submit the LOSP for User Lab 4
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Latest revision as of 08:52, 27 September 2021

September 16, 2021 Report - Aug 30 - Sept 24 Director - Todd Satogata

Todd Satogata

  Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10) 
     - EIC Meetings (management, RF, crab, cooling, impedance, team, R&D, beam-beam)
     - EIC Meetings (second IR), resource planning (critical hires)
     - EIC AI@EIC talk planning, workshop (Sep 7-9), EICPP planning
     - EIC MAC talk prep, dry run (Sep 2)
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee), travel planning
     - MGMT Andrei triweekly (Sep 9)
     - OPS Meetings (08:00 daily, BTeam; optics on call)
     - ADMIN PSsQCD@EIC organizing committee meetings
     - ADMIN Training updates
     - ODU Undergrad/grad funding meeting (Sep 3)
     - HOLIDAY (Sep 6)
     - SICK time (Sep 7 PM dental appointment)
  Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24) 
     - EIC Meetings (management, RF, crab, cooling, impedance, team, R&D, beam-beam)
     - EIC Meetings (critical hires, C3 for linac, cost/schedule, risk assessments)
     - EIC Machine Advisory Committee (Sep 21-24), dry runs (Sep 13-14)
     - MGMT Meetings (Leadership/Dept Heads, CASA coffee)
     - MGMT Accelerator/Data Science brainstorming (Sep 20)
     - OPS Meetings (08:00 daily, BTeam)
     - ADMIN PSsQCD@EIC organizing committee meetings
     - ADMIN Virtual Field Trip dry run (Sep 15)
     - SICK time (Sep 22 AM doctor appointment)




Alex Bogacz

  Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10) 
     - Mentoring Isurumali 
     - Writing a PRAB paper on PERLE
     - Coordinating FFA@CEBAF
     - More letters of recommendation  
     - Time accounting training
     - Submitting nomination package for Mark Stefani
  Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Vacation
     - Writing a paper on PERLE 
     - MED day
     - PRAB paper review 
     - FFA@CEBAF design work
     - Convener - Muon Collider Community mtg. 





Ryan Bodenstein

  Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10) 
     - Operations meetings
     - B-Team meetings
     - FFA@CEBAF collab work
     - Positron/FFA liaison work
     - PhD Student guidance
     - Playing around with Zgoubi to see if it’s the right tool for FFA work
     - Diversity meetings
  Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Operations meetings
     - B-Team meetings
     - FFA@CEBAF collab work
     - Positron/FFA liaison work
     - PhD Student guidance 
     - UITF Operations Training
     - Diversity meetings






Rui Li

  Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - CBB and TCBI
           - Prepare and present my presentation at the EIC Accelerator Design meeting
     - Collective effect problems from EDM 
           - Spend some time to further understand the questions raised to me by Riad about the CSR and by Slava about the negative mass instability in their EDM ring design
     - Computer Learning
           - Taking online webinar from mathtype about advanced programming using matlab
  Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Start writing paper on CBB and TCBI
     - Communicate with Themis Mastoridis of California Polytech State Univ. about his work on the emittance growth due to noise from crab cavities in EIC, got his slides for helping the work by River Huang et al in CASA 
     - Attend and listen to the machine advisory committee sessions for EIC
     - Vacation 9/23-24






Edy Nissen

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - Attended RCS meeting
     - Submitted DODGE paper to NIM, formatting needed fixing, currently stuck going through this with tech support.  
     - Prepared for and began PD Shift on the 8th
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Program Deputy from 8th to 22nd 
     - Will probably take some time off afterwards.





Chris Tennant

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - RADSMA: discussions with industry partner for year 2 plans
     - ARDFML: coordinate deployment of model for fault classification
     - AIFOA1: lead weekly meetings, understand project bottlenecks
     - Holiday + vacation






Accelerator R & D - Yuhong Zhang

Yuhong Zhang

  Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     -  



Bhawin Dhital

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - Continued with lattice optimization. Dr Fanglei Lin is making a lot of e�ort to optimize the lattice that will work best for electron cooling.
     - Particle tracking simulations with new optimized lattice. Dynamic Aperture (DA), Frequency Map Analysis (FMA) studies were carried out in the new lattice.
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Will continue the lattice optimization
     -  Will continue - Tracking simulations, Dynamic Aperture calculation, tune shifts calculations etc.




Amy Sy

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - Laser particle counter: Data analysis of pass/fail testing data taken during last vendor visit. Implementing new algorithm at vendor suggestion that calculates local peak to peak amplitudes in both the amplitude and phase data, and sums the two signals together for improved event detection. Continued algorithm optimization by varying moving window size in the peak to peak calculations, as well as low and high pass filtering effects. Studies of dynamic window and dynamic averaging implementation in data processing applications. The newer 18 sensors have met pass/fail specifications, but the full 24 channel system is incomplete until the initial 6 sensors can be replaced with upgraded versions. The vendor has committed to supplying these upgraded sensors as replacements for the initial 6, and have been authorized to begin work on 24 additional sensors for a full 48 channel system. Delivery of the remaining 6 upgraded sensors for further testing is anticipated in the late September to mid October time frame.
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Laser particle counter: Found a bug in the data-taking software that erroneously saves one extra bit to random data arrays - vendor has confirmed that this is a software issue and is working to understand why it occurred and how to prevent this in the next version of the GUI. Summarizing current progress in advance of taking extended leave. Preparing content for update on laser particulate counter status at JLAAC in November/December time frame. Vendor anticipates returning with full 24 channel system the week of September 20-24 for continued testing.










Computational Physics - Yves Roblin
Yves Roblin

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - 






Randi Gamage

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - 
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - 


River Huang

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - EIC Beam-Beam project: Collaborating with colleagues in JLAb, Oak Ridge Lab and BNL, working on evaluating emittance growth rate due to rf noise.
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - EIC Beam-Beam project: Collaborating with colleagues, working on evaluating emittance growth rate due to rf noise and testing different cases by using CASA BeamBeam for SPS and JLEIC lattice.




Isurumali Neththikumara

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - Did my annual review which is a requirement in ODU graduate program.
     - Obtained better optics with new objectives for the 14-variable search.
     - Continue the search process with 16 variable.
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Obtained solutions for 10-pass north linac lattice with nice optics for the 16-variable search.
     - Completed 2 searches for 18-variables, but optics of the obtained solutions show over focused behavior, therefore need to make some modifications to the search by adding constraints.
     - Read on parallelization of a code and python ‘multiprocessing’ library.






Dennis Turner

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - HLA
         - Modified ArcSteer to load machine settings. Had to roll back due to weirdness. Need to investigate.
         - Wrote documentation for rayTrace_dataCollector and released to production
         - Helped troubleshoot rfCavHistory
         - rayTrace tweaks
    - Explored doing multiple spreader matches and choosing the best four quads
    - Optics On-Call
    - UITF
        - Provided snapfile scaled for 180kV gun
        - Updated deck and UED for 180kV gun and wastewater experiment
        - Stood operator training shifts 
        - Completed web-based trainings for UITF operator qualification
    - rayTrace
        - Performed rayTrace from Injector to 1R.
        - Found shortcomings in the rayTrace analyzer to be fixed.
    - Attended 0745, 0800, BTeam, AI FOA, UITF meetings
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - UITF
        - Operator shifts for Wastewater experiment (most of my time was spent here)
        - Start work on a download tool like eDT
     - HLA
        - rayTrace analyzer bugfixes and enhancements
        - qsUtility tweaks for UITF
     - AIPINJ
        - Create decks for spectrometer lines and import to CED
        - Attended 0800, BTeam, AI FOA, UITF meetings




He Zhang

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - On sick leave and vacation most of the time. 
     - Revisited the JSPEC2-python code and doing testing.      
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 Sept 24)
     - Finish and submit the FMM paper. 
     - Revisit and finish the non-Gaussian IBS model in JSPEC.  





Diagnostic Development - Kevin Jordan

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Joe Gubeli

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Michael Tiefenback

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CASA Fellows
LERF - Steve Benson

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10)
     - Submitted new LOSP for alignment in the LERF vault
     - Worked with BNL to determine cooler match for the MAC.
     - Prepared MAC presentation
     - Met with BNL team to review JLab responsibilities for the EIC cooling ERL.
     - Developed WBS dictionary for level 4 ERL WBS elements.
     - Reviewed Kastner report for BESAC competitiveness and went over proposed XFELO at JLab.
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)
     - Assist in final MAC presentation review
     - Close out CATs item about laser alignment in the LERF vault LOSP.
     - Go over possible applications in the LERF with Drew Weisenberger for the Strategic Partnerships, Tech transfer S&T Agenda.
     - Submit revised FAST magnetized beam paper for review.
     - Submit No-Cost Extension request for FOA electron cooling project to Manouchehr Farkhondeh.
     - Start to review ERL requirements documents
     - Attend Cost and Schedule planning meeting.
     - Complete "Building a Respectful Workplace in a Technical Environment" training





Andrew Hutton

   Previous two weeks (Aug 30 - Sept 10) 
     - Isotopes:  Loida has completed a run with 20 MeV protons - the typical energy of a hospital cyclotron.  She has identified two known production pathways for 18Fluorine and 119Antimony.  This confirms that the program is performing correctly.  More interestingly, she identify three other possibilities: 55Cobalt, 76Bromine and another pathway to 119Antimony.  I am working on looking at the other radioisotopes that are co-produced and which could be dangerous.  The 56Fe (p,2n) 55Co reaction seems clean with a small production of two Manganese isotopes that should be easily separable chemically.  The 76Bromine is more complicated as there are many byproducts and this pathway may not be viable unless the target 76Selenium is isotopically purified before irradiation.  There are similar problems with the alternative pathway for 119Antimony, which may or may not make it unacceptable.  Loida is now working on getting the neutron production working.  The goal is still to identify pathways for all the medically interesting isotopes called out by the DOE Isotope program.         
     - ERL: The sub-Panel has has another meeting and has now moved back to weekly meetings for the next month to finish.  We already have ~20 pages written and will probably expand to ~30 pages before we are finished.  The short answer is that neither is in a state that it could replace the ILC or the FCC-ee.  We will come up with a list of R&D items that should be pursued to make these ideas achievable.  For me, the most important is operation of the cryomodules at 4.5K to reduce the cryogenic plant construction cost as well as the power requirement.  This should be an area where Jefferson Lab invests heavily - the pay-back would be enormous as it would also enable every university to envisage having a small superconducting accelerator for Compton back scatter, etc.      
     -  SuperKEKB:  I am advising both of them for their graduate studies.  Lila wishes to pursue medical physics and I put her in contact with Thia Keppel and Ethan Balkin (who was a medical physicist at the University of Washington before moving to the DOE-ONP Isotope program).  Loida wishes to pursue accelerator physics, and I am helping her choose a University.  Coming from Puerto Rico, she hates the cold, which does limit her options!                          
   Next two weeks (Sept 13 - Sept 24)  
     - Isotopes: I went over Loida’s 20 MeV output data and identified another medically interesting isotope Bromine77, which is not on the DOE list but has been used in the past.  Both Bromine76 and Bromine77 would be produced from isotopically purified Selenium, which has one problem.  The melting point of Selenium is 221°C, which means that it cannot be in the form of a stand-alone foil.  I envisage encapsulating it in Titanium(?) like ANL does with their zinc targets used to produce Copper67.  The range of 20 MeV protons is ~1mm in Selenium, so it would be a thin disc, the size of a US quarter.  Our UVA collaborators tell us that separation should be easy as bromine is volatile.        
     - ERL: I wrote a draft of the conclusions of the ERL sub-Panel, which initiated an email storm.  Eventually, all the members with one exception agreed on a more nuanced version that I will produce in the next few days.  Getting a unanimous conclusion will take some effort!  The hang-up is whether operation at 4.5K with high Q0 would bring the cryogenic load for the ERLC version of the ILC sufficiently low to be competitive as a future upgrade.  We will need some careful wording to be able to come up with a report that everyone accepts.  The ERL Panel has now two weeks to complete the first draft of the actual roadmap, complete with cost and schedule estimates.  The upcoming few weeks are going to be extremely busy.       
     - I attended a meeting of the ALCC, where the latest news from Japan is not good.  MEXT has decided that it cannot approve the ILC Pre-Lab until other countries have signed on.  However, the other countries are waiting for a clear indication of intent from Japan.  The Japanese solution - create another review panel!  The ALCC is normally very positive about the chances for the realization of the ILC, but were distinctly disturbed by the news, which was presented by Hitoshi Murayama, a very credible source.     
     - PERLE: I have been in contact with Wim Leemans at DESY ( a long-time friend) about DESY joining PERLE.  We will have a high-level meeting between the PERLE inner circle (Walid Kaabi, Max Klein, Hans Weise, and perhaps Achille Stocchi) this week to discuss the opportunities.  This is also intended to try and bring DESY into the ERL Roadmap, which would strengthen it considerably.  The ICRADA is slowly going the rounds - I don’t know where it is stuck it this moment, but resolution should be near.  I also got in the middle of unblocking the collaboration with BINP as the Director used to be my student.  I continue to have concerns about the role that Jefferson Lab is willing to play in PERLE, but until the ICRADA is signed, I don’t think it is worth bringing the matter up to Stuart.