Author: Peters, C.C.
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THAL2 A New Differential and Errant Beam Current Monitor for the SNS Accelerator 921
  • W. Blokland
    ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  • C.C. Peters
    ORNL RAD, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  Funding: ORNL/SNS is managed by UT-Battelle, LLC, for the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725
A new Differential and errant Beam Current Monitor (DBCM) is being implemented for the Spallation Neutron Source's Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT) and Super Conducting linac (SCL) accelerator sections. This new current monitor will abort the beam when the difference between two toroidal pickups exceeds a threshold. The MEBT DBCM will protect the MEBT chopper target while the SCL DBCM will abort beam to minimize fast beam losses in the SCL cavities. The new DBCM will also record instances of errant beam such as beam drop-outs to assist in further optimization of the SNS Accelerator. A software Errant Beam Monitor was implemented on the regular BCM hardware to study errant beam pulses. The new system will take over this functionality and will also be able to abort beam on pulse to pulse variations. as it is based on the FlexRIO hardware programmed in LabVIEW FPGA and can abort beam in 5 us. This paper describes the development, implementation, and initial test results of the DBCM as well as errant beam examples.
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