DOE Office of Science Accelerator Stewardship Program

May 1, 2014
Kenneth O. Olsen
Superconducting Particle Accelerator Forum of America
• Update on accelerator stewardship program
since SPAFOA Capitol Hill Briefing by E. Colby
on Dec. 11, 2013
• New energy and environment stewardship
• Other Federal resources available to
accelerator industry
• Industry issues and feedback
2012: Mission of Accelerator Stewardship
 Mission:
 Support fundamental accelerator science and technology
R&D for a broad range of applications
 Disseminate accelerator knowledge and training
 Implementation:
Facilitate access to national laboratory accelerator
facilities and infrastructure
Develop innovative solutions to critical problems, to the
benefit of both the broader user communities and the
DOE discovery science community
Serve as a catalyst to broaden and strengthen the
community that relies on accelerators and accelerator
E. Colby Presentation
3 SPAFOA DEc 2013
Formulating a National Accelerator Stewardship Program
2012 Holtkamp Accelerator Task Force
• Identified initial stewardship opportunities and potential
2012 DOE Strategic Plan for Stewardship
• Articulated the need, initial program thrusts, evolution, and
organization of the Accelerator R&D Stewardship Program.
2013 DOE/NIH Ion Beam Therapy Workshop
• Identified the role of accelerator technology and facilities in
further cancer therapy
2013 DOE Laser Technology for Accelerators Workshop
• Identified high average power “ultrafast” lasers as key enabling
technology for discovery and applied sciences
Reports available at:
2014 Facilities Pilot Program Meeting
• Meeting of accelerator SC labs to discuss potential user
community needs and making facilities more accessible
2014 RFI and Energy & Environment Workshop
• Will identify key accelerator R&D needed to advance energy
and environmental applications of accelerators
E. Colby Presenattion SPAFOA Dec. 2013
Elements of Accelerator R&D Stewardship
 Near-term: facilitate access to test facilities
2012: Survey of national lab infrastructure
2014: Follow-on Meeting on Accelerator R&D Stewardship Activities at test facilities; Pilot
Program to follow
 Mid-term (2-5 years): pursue goal-driven challenge areas
Finite scope (e.g. 5-7 years) targeted tasks that solve important challenges
Challenge areas identified by the 2012 Accelerator Task Force:
Improve particle beam delivery for cancer therapy
Advance ultrafast laser technology for accelerators (e.g. x1000 pulse rate)
Innovate accelerator technologies for energy and environment applications
 Longer Term (5-10 years)
Identify and pursue additional challenges for focused work
Education and training will be an integral part of each activity. R&D will continue to involve students and
collaboration with non-traditional users of accelerator technology.
E. Colby Presentation SPAFOA Dec. 2013
2012: Facility Survey Results
In addition to broad expertise in accelerator and component design, specialized infrastructure exists
Lab infrastructure falls mainly into these categories:
– Beam test facilities
• electrons, neutrons, protons, light and heavy ions
• includes particle sources, transport lines, diagnostics, laser-driven accelerators
– Superconducting cable/strand and cavity preparation and testing facilities
• cabling equipment, heat treatment ovens, clean rooms
• Cavity polishing, chemistry, test dewars, etc.
– Magnet test facilities
• power supplies, cryogenic test stands, field mapping
– RF test facilities
• RF power sources, cryogenic test stands, processing capabilities, clean rooms
– High-performance computing expertise
• includes finite-element calculations, general accelerator design, nonlinear beam dynamics and beam
transport, radiation shielding, electromagnetic modeling
– Fabrication and materials characterization facilities
• high accuracy NC machine tools, CMMs, e-beam welders, wire EDM, chemical cleaning, electropolishing, SEMs, laser trackers, coating systems, remote handling,…
E. Colby Presentation
6 SPAFOA Dec. 2013
Energy & Environmental Applications of
• Accelerator energy efficiency
• EO13514 mandates 28% GHG reduction from FY08 to FY20; current DOE
SC complex accelerator energy usage is ~1000 GW-h/yr
• Initiative to increase accelerator efficiency will have broad impact across
SC labs, and in industrial uses of accelerators
• Use of accelerators to deliver heat more precisely and controllably than
conventional thermal processes
• Environment
• Pollution reduction NOX, SOX by flue gas treatment
• Waste water treatment
• Pesticide and endocrine disruptor reduction in domestic water supplies
• Request for Information: Published in the FR April 18
E. Colby Presentation SPAFOA Dec. 2013
7 MOD Apr 2014
Stewardship Funding
• OHEP received $9,931K in the FY-14
• President’s FY-15 budget request $19,200 K
• This is not “new” money, it is included in the
overall OHEP budget envelope
• Establishes OHEP as the lead for accelerator
research and to incorporate stewardship criteria
with their discovery science research activities
including the SBIR and STTR programs
Accelerator Stewardship in President’s
FT-15 Budget request
“The accelerator stewardship subprogram supports longterm multi-purpose research applicable to fields beyond
HEP. This includes extensions of the accelerator science
research conducted under the HEP General Accelerator
R&D portfolio, which is broadly applicable to other fields
of science and seeks to identify and support R&D in
specific technological areas important to a variety of
accelerator applications such as high power lasers. In
2015, funding is increased to support new research
activities for selected technology areas such as laser, ion
beam therapy, and green RF sources, with priorities
informed by workshops held by HEP.”
Illinois Accelerator Research Center
(IARC) Mission Statement
• Work with industry, university, and laboratory
partners to promote the development of accelerator
technology, projects, and applications.
• Promote the growth of high tech industry based on
accelerator technology leading to new products and
• Work with university partners to create an
educational center for accelerator science and
IARC Funding
• $ 20 M from the State of Illinois, Department of Commerce
and Economic Opportunity: motivation is to promote the
growth of high tech businesses in the State
• $ 50 M from DOE, HEP in the form of $13 M of direct
funding and a refurbished Heavy Assembly building valued
at $ 38 M: DOE motivation is National Industrial
• Creating a $ 70 M complex ideally suited for the
development of high power accelerators and applications
• In discussion with the State for seed funding
• Plan to seek Federal match for seed funds
• Stewardship can be a key element of the IARC program
Approach to Creating an IARC Business
• Create an independent business entity at IARC
• Engage successful entrepreneurs from
UChicagoTech (UofC Booth Business School) as
business consultants
• New oversight board made up of business execs
IARC Vision
• IARC will be the preeminent national enabler of
accelerator based products and services serving
as the seed for industry growth.
IARC Schedule
• IARC business plan:
ready for review by board
June 2014
– Finish State Contracted work
– IT networks, partitions, furnish
1st Occupants (industry + IARC HQ)
May 2014
Dec 2014
• IARC Heavy Assembly bldg
– CDF D&D finishes
June 2014
– High bay operations begin
– Office & technical refurbished
Sept 2015
July 2016
Stewardship Parameters
• All DOE Office of Science facilities available (9 Labs)
• Funding in FY-14 and 15, not “new” money ($19.2M in FY-15
President’s budget request)
• Projects identified in focused workshops, prioritized and approved
by SC Technical Evaluation Group (all Feds.)
• Adds criteria of “advanced accelerator applications” beyond
discovery science to OHEP R&D portfolio selection
• Can be connected to the SBIR STTR activities
• Projects can be proposed by Labs, non-profits, and small and large
industry (or some combination)
• Emphasis on front end R&D
• Upgraded BNL ATF to play a key role
• Cost sharing welcome but not a requirement (difficult at early
stages of product development)
DOE SC Available Facilities
IARC Parameters
• Primary resources IARC building at Fermi supported by Fermi and
ANL staff
• Development and demonstration of accelerator components and
• “Business case” needed for proposed end use application
• Requires an industrial partnership
• Possible to use stewardship funding
• Streamlined procedures for cost sharing and WFO resources
• IARC building can be configured to protect ip during development
and testing
• Goal is to grow an Illinois based accelerator industry and jobs
IARC Building at Fermilab
Stewardship and IARC-Industry Perspective
• Should be viewed by industry as an integrated Federal
resource for R&D and demos of new accelerators and
• Stewardship seeks to make all OHEP lab resources available
to collaborate on R&D
• IARC supports accelerator R,D, &D providing expertise and
a facility at Fermilab to develop advanced accelerator
concepts and products
• Other resources available to industry throughout product
development cycle
• Prospective industry participants can selectively choose
how to best interface and integrate within these resources
Other Potential Funding Sources
• National Network for Manufacturing Initiatives (NNMI)
Establishes regional manufacturing centers using
public/private partnerships
• National Labs and Universities : May negotiate cost sharing in
return for a share of ip on research and product development
• Advanced Research Projects Agency-energy (ARPA-e):
Supports high risk research for energy projects. Has open FOA
for new energy related projects: DE-FOA-0001002: Open
innovative development in energy-related applied science
(open ideas)
Industrial User Perspective
Product evolution from research to market
*Company share plus potentially IARC, NNMI, ARPAe, Labs, Univ.
For example an accelerator based system to treat an industrial effluent
could propose having the beam criteria researched and demonstrated at
the ATF and a prototype system tested and evaluated at the IARC
DOE Feedback
DOE has posted two “general information” tabs on the
net to communicate the stewardship program to
potential users.
• under the
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