Author: Wesseln, S.J.
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MOOAC02 Status and Plans for a Superconducting RF Accelerator Test Facility at Fermilab 58
  • J.R. Leibfritz, R. Andrews, C.M. Baffes, K. Carlson, B. Chase, M.D. Church, E.R. Harms, A.L. Klebaner, M.J. Kucera, A. Martinez, S. Nagaitsev, L.E. Nobrega, J. Reid, M. Wendt, S.J. Wesseln
    Fermilab, Batavia, USA
  • P. Piot
    Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA
  Funding: Operated by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC, under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy.
The Advanced Superconducting Test Acccelerator (ASTA) is being constructed at Fermilab. The existing New Muon Lab (NML) building is being converted for this facility. The accelerator will consist of an electron gun, injector, beam acceleration section consisting of 3 TTF-type or ILC-type cryomodules, multiple downstream beamlines for testing diagnostics and conducting various beam tests, and a high power beam dump. When completed, it is envisioned that this facility will initially be capable of generating a 750 MeV electron beam with ILC beam intensity. An expansion of this facility was recently completed that will provide the capability to upgrade the accelerator to a total beam energy of 1.5 GeV. Two new buildings were also constructed adjacent to the ASTA facility to house a new cryogenic plant and multiple superconducting RF (SRF) cryomodule test stands. In addition to testing accelerator components, this facility will be used to test RF power systems, instrumentation, and control systems for future SRF accelerators such as the ILC and Project-X. This paper describes the current status and overall plans for this facility.
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