Author: B. Oshinowo
Institution: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Co-Author: Virgil Bocean and John Greenwood
Magnet Alignment for the FERMILAB Main Injector (FMI) Project
The Fermilab Main Injector (FMI) is a new 150 GeV particle accelerator. The 3319.4-meter-circumference FMI ring consists of 344 dipole and 208 quadrupole magnets. This paper will discuss the magnet alignment algorithm, application software and procedures employed to align these magnets within FMI Ring with respect to the specified accuracy. The specified alignment tolerances and error budgets necessary for aligning the magnets will also be discussed. The Laser Tracking Interferometer is the main instrumentation used for the magnet alignment.