Author: Timmins, M.A.
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WEPF28 Longitudinal Beam Diagnostic from a Distributed Electrostatic Pick-Up in CERN’s ELENA Ring 883
  • M.E. Angoletta, F. Caspers, S. Federmann, J.C. Molendijk, P.J. Pascal Jean, F. Pedersen, J. Sanchez-Quesada, L. Søby, M.A. Timmins
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The CERN Extra Low ENergy Antiproton (ELENA) Ring is a new synchrotron that will be commissioned in 2016 to further decelerate the antiprotons coming from CERN’s Antiproton Decelerator (AD). Required longitudinal diagnostics include the intensity measurement for bunched and debunched beam and the measurement of Dp/p for a debunched beam to assess the electron cooling performance. A novel method for the calculation of these parameters is proposed for ELENA, where signals from the twenty electrostatic pick-ups (PU) used for orbit measurements will be combined to improve the signal-to-noise ratio. This requires that the signals be digitally down-converted, rotated and digitally summed so that the many electrostatic PUs will function as a single, distributed PU from to the processing system viewpoint. This method includes some challenges and will not be used as the baseline longitudinal diagnostics for the initial ELENA operation. This paper gives an overview of the hardware and digital signal processing involved, as well as of the challenges that will have to be faced.