Facilities

Projects, Missions, and Status

The Office of High Energy Physics supports the construction of new facilities and major experimental equipment to advance the field of high energy physics. For more information with regard to how the Office of Science manages the construction and fabrication of projects, click here.

Intensity Frontier Projects

CD Status* CD Date

Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE).pdf file (81KB)

CD-1

December 10, 2012

Muon g-2.pdf file (28KB) 

CD-0

September 18, 2012

Mu2e.pdf file (40KB)

CD-1

July 11, 2012

Next Generation B Factory Detector Systems (Belle-II).pdf file (34KB)

CD-3a

November 8, 2012

NuMI Off-Axis Electron Neutrino Appearance Experiment (NOvA).pdf file (33KB)

CD-3B

October 29, 2009

MicroBoone.pdf file (25KB)

CD-3B

March 29, 2012

Main INjector ExpeRiment for v-A (MINERvA).pdf file (26KB)

CD-4

June 28, 2010 Finished

Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment.pdf file (30KB)

CD-4B

August 20, 2012 Finished

Energy Frontier Projects

CD Status*

CD Date

LHC ATLAS Detector Upgrade.pdf file (57KB)

CD-0

September 18, 2012

LHC CMS Detector Upgrade.pdf file (61KB)

CD-0

September 18, 2012

Cosmic Frontier Projects

CD Status*

CD Date

Dark Matter (DM-G2).pdf file (55KB)

CD-0

September 18, 2012

Mid-Scale Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (MSDESI).pdf file (42KB)

CD-0

September 18, 2012

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).pdf file (29KB)

CD-1

April 12, 2012

Dark Energy Survey (DES).pdf file (28KB)

CD-4

June 4, 2012 Finished

Advanced Technology R&D Projects

CD Status*

CD Date

Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator(BELLA).pdf file (37KB)

CD-4

January 17, 2013 Finished

Accelerator Project for the Upgrade of the LHC (APUL).pdf file (53KB)

CD-2/3

July 29, 2011

Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests (FACET).pdf file (37KB)

CD-4

January 31, 2012 Finished

*The Office of Science requires that a series of high level, Critical Decisions (CDs) be made in order for a project to advance:

  • Critical Decision (CD) 0: Approve Mission Need
    A determination is made that there is a scientific case to pursue the project. Some of the possible alternative means of delivering the science are presented as well as a coarse estimate of the cost.
  • Critical Decision (CD) 1: Approve Alternative Selection and Cost Range
    One of the alternatives proposed in the CD-0 is selected and a credible cost range is established.
  • Critical Decision (CD) 2: Approve Performance Baseline
    The technical scope of work, the cost estimate, and the construction schedule is sufficiently well known that the project can be completed on the specified schedule and within the specified budget.
  • Critical Decision (CD) 3: Approve Start of Construction
    Engineering and design are sufficiently complete that construction, procurement, and/or fabrication may begin.
  • Critical Decision (CD) 4: Approve Start of Operations
    The project is ready to be turned over to the organization that will operate and maintain it. The criteria for this stage are defined in the Performance Baseline.
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