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An Initial Cost-Benefit Analysis for Instrument Optics and Shielding

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Following from the first Annual Review, Q3 2013, it was apparent that a cost optimisation of the instrument suite was timely, which trades performance, optical and shielding costs. The purpose of this initial study is to identify potential savings across the suite by applying strategic optimisation of cost:benefit ratios rather than a tactical, case-by-case optimisation weighted more strongly on performance.

A maximum initial potential saving is identified in the vicinity of 28 M Euro, with negligible costs on instrument performance and bandwidth, by trading minimum wavelength against optical costs and shielding costs. These cost savings are commensurate with a detailed cost:benefit analysis performed at JPARC, and eventually realised on the JPARC instrument suite [2].

To achieve these savings, it will be necessary to approach each instrument construction project individually in phase 1 and phase 2 with a strategic mindset and strong oversight on the design work.

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