Author: Kopp, S.E.
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MOPWA061 A New Tool for Longitudinal Tomography in Fermilab's Main Injector and Recycler Rings 816
  • N.J. Evans, S.E. Kopp
    The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • P. Adamson, D.J. Scott
    Fermilab, Batavia, USA
  Funding: U.S Department of Energy
We are developing software to compute tomographic reconstructions of longitudinal phase space distributions in the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Main Injector and Recycler rings using data from existing resistive wall current monitors to diagnose beam quality at injection and provide input distributions for simulation of losses. Building on the algorithm developed by *S. Hancock et al. at CERN the software is able to process a full synchrotron period of a Booster batch of 81 bunches with 18.94 ns spacing and a sampling rate of 2.5 GHz, in < 30 sec, or every ~270 injections. Processing an entire injection opens up the possibility of investigating coupled bunch instabilities via tomography. To speed reconstruction for use on a full injection, phase space maps are created once for a given set of parameters and saved for injections with similar machine settings. We present an overview of the system and studies done on the effect of small errors present including: random noise, mismatch between sampling rate and machine period, errors in locating bunch centers, and trigger jitter.
*Tomographic Measurements of Longitudinal Phase Space Density; 1998 ed. - Hancock, S et al - CERN-PS-98-030-RF