Author: Schenkel, T.
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THPPP092 Progress of the Front-End System Development for Project X at LBNL 3951
  • D. Li, M.D. Hoff, Q. Ji, A.R. Lambert, T. Schenkel, J.W. Staples, S.P. Virostek
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  • S. Nagaitsev, L.R. Prost, G.V. Romanov, A.V. Shemyakin
    Fermilab, Batavia, USA
  • C. Zhang
    IAP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  Funding: This work is supported by the Office of Science, United States Department of Energy under DOE contract DE-AC02-05CH11231.
A multi-MW proton facility, Project X has been proposed and is currently under development at Fermilab. Project X is a key accelerator complex for intensity frontier of future high energy physics programs in the US. In collaboration with Fermilab, LBNL takes the responsibility in the development and design studies of the front-end system for Project X. The front-end system would consist of H ion source(s), low-energy beam transport (LEBT), 162.5 MHz normal conducting CW Radio-Frequency-Quadrupole (RFQ) accelerator, medium-energy beam transport (MEBT), and beam chopper(s). In this paper, we will review and present recent progress of the front-end system studies, which will include the RFQ beam dynamics design, RF structure design, thermal and mechanical analyses and fabrication plan, LEBT simulation studies and concept for LEBT chopper.