MARV is a robot which measures radiation
levels and temperatures, searches for water leaks,
etc., in the Fermilab Booster Accelerator
As proton accelerators become more powerful, it is important to keep
the radiation dosage to those who maintain the machines to a minimum.
MARV is designed to go into Fermilab's Booster Accelerator Tunnel to
look for problems, so that people don't have to come near radioactive
equipment. This way, more beam can be safely supplied to MiniBooNE
and other Fermilab Experiments.
This project is a joint initiative between the Columbia Neutrino
Group, sponsored by NSF, and Fermilab, sponsored by DOE.
MARV's homepage is here