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Title Integrating the TRACK Beam Simulation Code to Improve ATLAS Operations
  • C. Dickerson, B. Mustapha, C.E. Peters
    ANL, Argonne, Illinois, USA
Abstract At the Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System (ATLAS) we are integrating TRACK, three dimensional particle tracking software that numerically integrates the equations of motion, into the accelerator control system. ATLAS delivers a variety of ions (1 ' 238 AMU) at various energies (1 ' 15 MeV/u) to multiple targets. By comparing simulated and observed performance, model driven operations will improve the understanding of the facility, reduce tune times, and improve the beam quality for these diverse operating conditions. This paper will describe the work to interface TRACK with the real-time accelerator control system, and the results of simulations used to characterize and configure the accelerator.
Funding This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics, under contract number DE-AC02-06CH11357.
Paper download WEM1C02.PDF [0.623 MB / 3 pages]
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Conference HIAT2015, Yokohama, Japan
Proceedings Link to full HIAT2015 Proccedings
Session Wednesday Morning Contributed Oral 1
Date 09-Sep-15   09:30–10:30
Main Classification Accelerator Systems and Components
Keywords controls, simulation, operation, software, target
Publisher JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Osamu Kamigaito (RIKEN, Wako, Japan); Schaa, Volker R.W. (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Kazunari Yamada (RIKEN, Wako, Japan)
ISBN 978-3-95450-131-1
Published February 2016
Series Heavy Ion Accelerator Technology Conference (13th)
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