June 14th, 2010

The reintegration of each subdetector on the AMS experiment – now in the permanent magnet configuration – must follow a precise sequence. First come the TTCS tubing, then the ACC, the Tracker, the TAS, the Star Tracker, the TRD with the UTOF … and the sequence goes on with the TRDGAS, the LUSS and the TCS main radiators. In the meantime the Multy Layer Insulation (MLI), that will cover the entire experiment, is being integrated separately.

From left to right: details from TTCS tubing, ACC, Tracker, TAS, Star Tracker, TRD + UTOF, TRDGAS and LUSS.

There are various reasons for this sequence: first of all is necessary to avoid mechanical interferences and allow for all certified welding operations. When a subsystem is ready it gets immediately in line for the integration!