Author: Pozimski, J.K.
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THPB004 Current Status of the RAL Front End Test Stand (FETS) Project 846
  • D.C. Plostinar, C. Gabor
    STFC/RAL/ASTeC, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, United Kingdom
  • S.M.H. Alsari, M. Aslaninejad, A. Kurup, J.K. Pozimski, P. Savage
    Imperial College of Science and Technology, Department of Physics, London, United Kingdom
  • J.J. Back
    University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • G.E. Boorman, A. Bosco
    Royal Holloway, University of London, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • M.A. Clarke-Gayther, D.C. Faircloth, S.R. Lawrie, A.P. Letchford
    STFC/RAL/ISIS, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, United Kingdom
  • S. Jolly
    UCL, London, United Kingdom
  The UK proton accelerator strategy aims to develop a viable high power proton driver with applications including spallation neutrons, the neutrino factory and ADSR. An essential first ingredient, identified as one of the main UK R&D accelerator projects, is the Front End Test Stand (FETS) at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), aimed at producing a high quality, high current, cleanly chopped H beam. Through its component parts, FETS has triggered development of a high brightness, 60 mA H ion source, a three-solenoid Low Energy Beam Transport line (LEBT), a 3 MeV four-vane Radio-Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) and a Medium Energy Beam Transport line (MEBT) with a high speed chopper. The project is well advanced and when operational should be sufficiently versatile to explore a range of operating conditions. In this paper we present the current status of the construction, and plans for operation, experiments and future development.