Author: Konrad, M.
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WEPME005 Pulsed RF Control for the P-Linac Test Stand at FAIR 2929
  • P. Nonn, U. Bonnes, C. Burandt, F. Hug, M. Konrad, N. Pietralla
    TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • R. Eichhorn
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • H. Klingbeil, G. Schreiber, W. Vinzenz
    GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  • H. Klingbeil
    TEMF, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  Funding: Supported through BMBF contract no. 06DA9024I
The p-linac will be a dedicated proton injector for antiproton production at FAIR (GSI Darmstadt). It will provide a 70 MeV/70 mA pulsed proton beam with a duty cycle of about 10-4. Therefore the RF of the normal conducting, coupled CH cavities* will be pulsed, too. In order to test the operation of those cavities, a test stand is under construction at GSI. The RF control hard- and software for the test stand is developed at TU Darmstadt. It is based on the digital low level RF control system, which is operational at the S-DALINAC**. Hardware as well as software had to be customized, in order to achieve pulsed operation within the given limits. These customizations as well as measurements from pulsed operation will be presented.
*R. Brodhage et al. Development and Measurements on a Coupled CH Proton Linac for FAIR, IPAC'10
**M. Konrad et al. Digital base band rf control system for the… , PRL ST Accel. & Beams 15
THPFI007 Increasing the Stability of the Electron Beam of the S-DALINAC 3303
  • F. Hug, T. Bahlo, C. Burandt, J. Conrad, L.E. Jürgensen, M. Kleinmann, M. Konrad, T. Kürzeder, N. Pietralla
    TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • R. Eichhorn
    CLASSE, Ithaca, New York, USA
  Funding: Funded by DFG through SFB 634
The S-DALINAC is a superconducting recirculating electron accelerator with a final energy of 130 MeV. It operates in cw at 3 GHz. It accelerates beams of either unpolarized or polarized electrons and is used as a source for nuclear- and astrophysical experiments at the university of Darmstadt since 1987. We will report on two future upgrade plans for increasing the operation stability of the accelerator: A high energy scraper system for collimating the beam before it is delivered to the experiments and a rf feedback system to fix the rf phase of the beam leaving the injector linac by measurements on a rf monitor.