Presentation on theme: "SUPERCONDUCTING PARTICLE ACCELERATOR FORUM OF AMERICA (SPAFOA) Update and Planned 2013 Activities April 3, 2013 MSU FRIB Ken Olsen www.spafoa.org."— Presentation transcript:
SUPERCONDUCTING PARTICLE ACCELERATOR FORUM OF AMERICA (SPAFOA) Update and Planned 2013 Activities April 3, 2013 MSU FRIB Ken Olsen www.spafoa.org
SPAFOA Evolution Chartered in 2005 as a 501 (c) 6 not for profit DC corporation titled the “Linear Collider Forum of the Americas” (LCFOA) Reorganized in 2008 to the Superconducting Particle Accelerator Forum of the Americas (SPAFOA) Renamed in 2012 to the Superconducting Particle Accelerator Forum of America to reflect 100% US industry membership Current membership totals 26 ~75% small high tech businesses in 13 States Future advocate for the US participation in the ILC?
SPAFOA Mission “The SPAFOA provides a formal network for its industry members with common business interests to interact with government funded R, D, and siting of large accelerator projects” Tech Transfer: Enhance US industry’s communications with DOE, labs, and universities to incorporate industry in RD&D as a early partner. Enhance US industrial capability in accelerator technology) Fair Procurement Policies: Promoting Government procurement policies that level the playing field for US suppliers (US jobs with US dollars) Accelerator Stewardship: Assist DOE Office of Science Accelerator Stewardship Program activities by providing input on R&D needs and applications. Attend workshops and participate in reports as appropriate. Congressional Liaison: Communicate issues that foster the growth of industrial capability and jobs with the Congress
Board of Directors Ed Bonnema- Meyer Tool, Oak Lawn, IL Tony Favale- Advanced Energy Systems, Medford, NY (Chairman) Tyler Przybylek- URA, Washington, DC Todd Treado- Communications and Power Industries, Beverly, MA John Urbin- Linde BOC Process Plants, Tulsa, OK BOD meets to set meeting location and schedules, review forum budgets and spending priorities, approve new member applications, & discuss issues impacting industrialization. BOD members are elected for a three year term.
SPAFOA Meetings/Briefings 2013 Conduct three member meetings/year at National Labs and universities: MSU FRIB- April Argonne National Lab- June 13 (planned) SLAC and LBL- Sept/Oct Annual Capitol Hill briefing- June/July Note: All SPAFOA events are open to the public
Roles DOE/SC: Continue to push the technical performance envelope (R&D, new science and user facilities) DOE/Industry: Collaborate to two-way transfer technology and develop cost effective accelerator system configurations Industry: Develop competitive manufacturing processes, financing options, and new market areas
Accelerator Applications Momentum is building! Accelerator Stewardship Program held two workshops (Medical and Lasers) IARC construction, Dec 2013 completion Japanese ILC Siting proposal
Major Issues Potential 5-6% reductions in current budget with sequestration Many existing DOE SC programs planned with budget growth assumptions of 3-4 years ago are not able to maintain schedule Communications with public and Capitol Hill staffers must be enhanced Japanese declaration to host ILC New Energy Department secretary policies? DOE’s pendulum is slowly swinging toward more applied R&D DOE Initiated SC 10 Year Facilities Plan (2014-2024) schedule to be published this fall
Recommendations US industry can be a strong partner. R&D collaborations between labs and industry on accelerator technology should be expanded to better prepare US industry to grow over the next decade. Laboratories and universities should develop policies to enhance collaboration and access to government funded R&D facilities DOE should address the Federal Procurement Regulations to support US industry competing for upcoming procurements.
Conclusion “The Nation must continue strong support of superconducting radio frequency (SCRF) particle accelerator R&D to advance scientific discoveries and establish a strong U.S. industrial base to support other governmental and global commercial applications”
Today’s Program * Congressional Capitol Hill Update………....Jack Dugan * ILC Global Design Effort and Japanese site hosting initiative…………………….…Mike Harrison Break * FRIB Program, mission, schedule, and progress……………………………..Thomas Glasmacher *MSU Procurement practices and Policies……………………………………….Tom Novak Lunch (11:45-1:00) * DOE SC Accelerator Stewardship Program.. Ken Olsen * Accelerator Industrialization Issues: stewardship, communications, ILC, tech transfer…………………………………….SPAFOA BOD * FRIB facility tour (2:00-3:00)……..Thomas Glasmacher