Author: Mathuria, D.S.
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TUPB033 Piezoelectric Actuator Based Phase Locking System for IUAC Linac 549
  • B.K. Sahu, R. Ahuja, G.K. Chowdhury, R.N. Dutt, S. Ghosh, D. Kanjilal, J. Karmakar, M. Kumar, R. Kumar, D.S. Mathuria, A. Pandey, P. Patra, A. Rai, A. Roy, S.K. Suman
    IUAC, New Delhi, India
  The linac of IUAC consists of three main accelerating modules with each one housing eight superconducting quarter wave resonators. Currently, the phase locking of the resonator is performed by a combination of fast I-Q based electronic tuner and helium gas flow based mechanical tuner. Microphonics measurement on the resonators found the presence of lower frequency vibrations along with main mechanical mode (~60 Hz) of the resonators. Although main mechanical mode of the resonator is damped by using SS balls, the presence of lower frequency vibrations demand more RF power from the amplifier, as the existing mechanical tuner works in time scale of seconds. A combination of piezoelectric actuator based fast tuner along with stepper motor based coarse tuner operating in the time scale of milliseconds is being developed. This scheme is implemented on a few resonators in last linac cryostat. Initial results show that this mechanism can arrest all low frequency vibrations thereby reducing a substantial load from the electronic tuner and improve the dynamics of the phase locking scheme. The implementation scheme along with test results will be presented in detail.