Author: Brodhage, R. M.
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THPPP036 First Measurements of an Coupled CH Power Cavity for the FAIR Proton Injector 3812
  • R. M. Brodhage, H. Podlech, U. Ratzinger
    IAP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • G. Clemente, L. Groening
    GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  For the research program with cooled antiprotons at FAIR a dedicated 70 MeV, 70 mA proton injector is required. The main acceleration of this room temperature linac will be provided by six CH cavities operated at 325 MHz. Each cavity will be powered by a 2.5 MW klystron. For the second acceleration unit from 11.5 MeV to 24.2 MeV a 1:2 scaled model has been built. Low level RF measurements have been performed to determine the main parameters and to prove the concept of coupled CH cavities. For this second tank technical and mechanical investigations have been performed to develop a complete technical concept for manufacturing. In Spring 2011, the construction of the first power prototype has started. The main components of this cavity were ready for measurements in fall 2011. At that time, the cavity was tested with a preliminary aluminum drift tube structure, which will allow precise frequency and field tuning. This paper will report on the recent technical developments and achievements. It will outline the main tuning and commissioning steps towards that novel type of proton DTL and it will show very promising results of the latest measurements.