Author: Kim, D.G.
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THPB084 A Low-Level RF Control System for a Quarter-Wave Resonator 1020
  • J.-W. Kim, D.G. Kim
    IBS, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
  • C.K. Hwang
    KAERI, Daejon, Republic of Korea
  A low-level rf control system was designed and built for an rf deflector, which is a quarter wave resonator and was designed to deflect a secondary electron beam to measure the bunch length of an ion beam. The deflector has a resonance frequency at near 88 MHz, and its required phase stability is approximately ±1° and amplitude stability less than ±1%. The control system consists of analog input and output components, and a digital system based on an FPGA for signal processing. It is a cost effective system, while meeting the stability requirements. Some basic properties of the control system were measured. Then the capability of the rf control has been tested using a mechanical vibrator made of a dielectric rod attached to an audio speaker system, which can induce regulated perturbation in the electric fields of the resonator. The control system is flexible such that its parameters can be easily configured to compensate for disturbance induced in the resonator.