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1 Module Production T. Bowcock

2 News Since Last Meeting Engineering Design Review (20-21 st April) –Mechanics including module and fixtures –Components –Assembly Procedures –Quality Assurance –Burnin and Testing –Process Control –Towards production readiness

3 At time of EDR April 2005 –Received a pre-production batch of hybrids (K-04) laminated onto substrates Actually an additional run added for safety Stevenage had already produced hybrids to spec. –Metrology Twist in the hybrid Maintain close tolerances for the r.f. foil

4 Other known problems Pitch adaptors –Very low yield ~ 10% which would bring the assembly to its knees

5 EDR Issues with the twisted hybrids –Avenues to solve problem Find problem with last production and fix it Cold lamination Mechanical Constraint (if both others failed) Pitch adaptor yield * Cable Stress on Module

6 Twist post EDR Major part of programme to discover why the twist happened –Log books at Stevenage and Liverpool –Visit to examine handling

7 Twisted Substrates First difference was –The use of larger CF frame for ease of handling This introduced extra warp so was removed No such thing as a minor change. (no problem!) Processing repeated –Flatter but still not flat Stress relief –Single heating at 180 improved matters –Thermal cycling (ATLAS cycle ~-30 to ~+30 10 times over 3 days) to check stability –Additional problem with partial frame found (now fixed) that led to delamination

8 Flat Substrates Only other differences were –New TPG from Advanced Ceramics –New CF from original source Note this is heavily QC and is aerospace grade. TPG samples appeared identical CF had a subtle difference –The original CF was pre-preg and was at the tail end of its lifetime (1 year) –New CF was new i.e. at the beginning of its shelf life

9 Flat Substrates (May 2005) Process retuned for new material –Extended platen heating (1 hour to 2 hours) Much improved –Twist now at ~100 micron level Artificial ageing of CF –Partial polymerization? –Perfect floating substrates (3) –Best surface finish observed

10 Current Status Substrates Cold Lamination –Total in-house production including gluing circuits has produced perfectly flat hybrids Air not adequately removed from under circuit Fall back would require a little more R&D Normal production –Flatness of substrates solved(?) –New kits including frames sent to Stevenage –Lamination today

11 Pitch Adaptors Over last month over 100 PA tested Yield now ~ 90% –Needs to be > 80% for production purposes 5-6 PAs per day tested with a team of 6 trained physicists and engineers on a shift basis Order being placed with CERN for main production –40kCHF! We have enough for 10 prototype modules

12 Cable Stress Stiff kapton cables can exert substantial forces (and torques) on the module Movement critical to tolerances Issues of creep/long term tests

13 Cable Loading The VELO module design as reviwed at the EDR is distorts under cable pressure. The tip of the module, closest to the rf foil, will move by approximately 60 microns if a pushing force of about 1N is applied to each of the two cables one side of the module. If the cables are pulled away from the r.f. foil there is evidence for the paddle buckling under these force. This is not a recommended mode of operation.

14 Cable Stress Movements measured To date (one month) no evidence of creep Design for stress relief –Clamp to base Working in limited volume Fixed cable lengths with tolerances –Cable removal tool under design

15 Also since EDR Mechanics for sensor gluing assembly complete (complex) Major Laser Rig mechanics complete Design for handling and storage jig –Al Prototype made –Plastic lightweight version ordered Double sided bonding jig improved –3 new vacuum systems installed to improve suction on all equipment (high volume scroll pumps) external to clean room Stevenage agreed to glue PAs

16 Other issues K&S 8090 repair status –Final negotiation with K&S for coverage during period of production. (2) H&K710 now switched to LHCb production (backend bonding) Additional TPG ordered (no delay) Consultant at Micron –Good reports –Vacuum tests underway –Request for more 8 jigs (from Liverpool) to meet production needs. This could be a problem…emergency meeting called

17 Biggest remaining Issue IF twist is solved-hybrid at level we wish –Final paddle hybrid jig can be built – final design If hybrid is twisted 100-200 microns then paddle production has to be modified slightly to allow for a face to be ground If hybrid is more twisted and fails stability tests then we have to use our addon constraint –Works(!) but requires different assembly jig In any scenario we are about 1 month away from being able to build this in.

18 Current Schedule If all goes well with todays production then we predict –5 prototype K-05 modules should be built by end of July –Start of production by 3 week August Additional delay of the twist ~ 2 months

19 News on Staff Torkjell Huse (Oslo) has joined Liverpool –Extensive experience from ATLAS modules

20 Production Readiness Pitch adaptor yield to be raised to above 80% Curvature of the hybrids to be reduced to <200 microns ( ) Pitch adaptor attachment to gluing to be proven by Stevenage Circuits or their sub-contractor Completion and programming of the Assembly robot to allow rapid alignment of the sensors to the hybrids Completion and programming of the Glue robot to allow rapid dispensing of structural adhesive Completion of ageing tests on the glue joint between paddle and hybrid Programming of backend bonding programmes on HK710 for K-05 Programming of frontend bonding progammes on KS-8090 for K-05 Design of the assembly jig for hybrid-paddle assembly Commissioning or extension of 2 DAQ systems (hybrid, laser, burnin). Completion of db for production QC and process control Commissioning of laser system Design and commission of burnin system

21 Process Being Finalized

22 Hybrid Assembly Produce list of db entries, how there are used etc. Welcome comments!

23 Summary Lots of work to do before PRR R&D phase complete and gearing up for poduction By the end of week should have final confirmation of twist problem Risks –Delivery of sensors –K&S 8090

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