Author: Eddy, N.
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TUP075 Commissioning Status of the ASTA Facility at Fermilab 537
  • A.H. Lumpkin, D.R. Broemmelsiek, D.J. Crawford, N. Eddy, D.R. Edstrom, E.R. Harms, A. Hocker, J.R. Leibfritz, J. Ruan, J.K. Santucci, G. Stancari, D. Sun, J.C.T. Thangaraj, R.M. Thurman-Keup, A. Warner, J. Zhu
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
  Funding: Work at Fermilab supported by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02- 07CH11359 with the United States Department of Energy.
Early commissioning results and status of the Advanced Superconducting Test Accelerator (ASTA) at Fermilab will be described. The ASTA facility consists of an L-band rf photocathode (PC) gun, two superconducting L-band rf booster cavities, transport lines, and an 8-cavity TESLA style cryomodule. Early results include first photoelectrons from the Cs2Te photocathode and operations at 3-5 MeV from the rf PC gun. The beam line with one 4-dipole chicane, extensive diagnostics, and 50-MeV spectrometer are being installed. The base beam profile imaging stations have been equipped with both YAG:Ce scintillators and optical transition radiation (OTR) screens, optical transport, and with 5 Mpix digital CCD cameras using Gig-E readout. A set of rf BPMs, wall current monitors, and toroids are also being implemented. Transport of OTR to a C5680 Hamamatsu streak camera is also planned for longitudinal profile information at the picosecond level. Downstream of this location is the 8-cavity cryomodule in which most cavities have been operated at the targeted 31.5 MV/m gradient. Initial beam measurements at 20 MeV and updated cryomodule results will be presented as available.