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