Author: Jezynski, T.     [Jeżyński, T.]
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MOOAC01 The European XFEL LLRF System 55
  • J. Branlard, G. Ayvazyan, V. Ayvazyan, M.K. Grecki, M. Hoffmann, T. Jeżyński, I.M. Kudla, T. Lamb, F. Ludwig, U. Mavrič, S. Pfeiffer, H. Schlarb, Ch. Schmidt, H.C. Weddig, B.Y. Yang
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • P. Barmuta, S. Bou Habib, L. Butkowski, K. Czuba, M. Grzegrzółka, E. Janas, J. Piekarski, I. Rutkowski, D. Sikora, L. Zembala, M. Żukociński
    Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Electronic Systems, Warsaw, Poland
  • W. Cichalewski, K. Gnidzińska, W. Jałmużna, D.R. Makowski, A. Mielczarek, A. Napieralski, P. Perek, A. Piotrowski, T. Pożniak, K.P. Przygoda
    TUL-DMCS, Łódź, Poland
  • S. Korolczuk, J. Szewiński
    The Andrzej Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies, Centre Świerk, Świerk/Otwock, Poland
  • K. Oliwa, W. Wierba
    IFJ-PAN, Kraków, Poland
  The European X-ray free electron laser accelerator consists of 800 superconducting cavities grouped in 25 RF stations. The challenges associated with the size and complexity of this accelerator required a high-precision, modular and scalable low level RF (LLRF) system. TheμTCA technology (uTCA) was chosen to support this system and adapted for RF standards. State-of-the-art hardware development in close collaboration with the industry allowed for the system continuity and maintainability. The complete LLRF system design is now in its final phase and the designed hardware was installed and commissioned at FLASH. The uTCA hardware system, measurement results and system performance validation will be shown. Operational strategy and plans for future automation algorithms for performance optimization will also be presented in this paper.  
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THEPPB014 LLRF Testing of Superconducting Cryomodules for the European XFEL 3263
  • J. Branlard, V. Ayvazyan, T. Jeżyński, H. Schlarb
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • W. Cichalewski, W. Jałmużna, A. Piotrowski
    TUL-DMCS, Łódź, Poland
  During the installation phase of the European XFEL (2014), an average of one superconducting cryomodule per week will be tested and validated before being installed into the XFEL tunnel. Extensive tests will be carried in order to assess the RF performance of each cryomodule. A series of low level RF (LLRF) tests are planned as part of this validation phase, and will assess the cryomodule effective operating gradient, tuning range, compensation of Lorentz force detuning and microphonic behavior. These tests will be carried at DESY, in the Cryomodule Test Bench (CMTB) during the early stage of cryomodule production, and later at the Accelerating Module Test Facility (AMTF). Due to the pace and quantity of the modules to be tested, these tests have to be fully automated. This contribution presents the LLRF tests for the XFEL cryomodule validation, the challenges associated with automation, along with the first experimental results obtained on pre-series cryomodules tested at CMTB.