Author: Sun, D.
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WEPPD078 Progress with PXIE MEBT Chopper 2708
  • V.A. Lebedev, A.Z. Chen, R.J. Pasquinelli, D.W. Peterson, G.W. Saewert, A.V. Shemyakin, D. Sun, M. Wendt
    Fermilab, Batavia, USA
  • T. Tang
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  Funding: Fermilab is operated by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC, under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the United States Department of Energy
A capability to provide a large variety of bunch patterns is crucial for the concept of the Project X serving MW-range beam to several experiments simultaneously. This capability will be realized by the Medium Energy Beam Transport’s (MEBT) chopping system that will divert 80% of all bunches of the initially 5mA, 2.1 MeV CW 162.5 MHz beam to an absorber according to a pre-programmed bunch-by-bunch selection. Being considered one of the most challenging components, the chopping system will be tested at the Project X Injector Experiment (PXIE) facility that will be built at Fermilab as a prototype of the Project X front end. The bunch deflection will be made by two identical sets of travelling-wave kickers working in sync. Presently, two versions of the kickers are being investigated: a helical 200 Ω structure with a switching-type 500 V driver and a planar 50 Ω structure with a linear ±250 V amplifier. This paper will describe the chopping system scheme and functional specifications for the kickers, present results of electromagnetic measurements of the models, discuss possible driver schemes, and show a conceptual mechanical design.