Author: Kudou, T.
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WEPME017 Development and Application of the Trigger Timing Watchdog System in KEK Electron/Positron Linac 2962
  • M. Satoh, K. Furukawa, F. Miyahara, T. Suwada
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  • T. Kudou, S. Kusano
    Mitsubishi Electric System & Service Co., Ltd, Tsukuba, Japan
  The KEK injector linac provides electrons and positrons to several accelerator facilities. A 50 Hz beam-mode switching system has been constructed to realize simultaneous top-up injections for Photon Factory and the KEKB high- and low-energy rings, which require different beam characteristics. An event-based timing and control system was built to change the parameters of various accelerator components within 20 ms. The components are spread over a 600-m-long linac and require changes to a total of 100 timing and control parameters. The system has been operated successfully since the autumn of 2008 and has been improved upon as beam operation experience has been accumulated. The timing watchdog and alert system are indispensable for the stable and high quality beam operation. For this purpose, we developed and utilized several timing watchdog system. We will present the detail of timing signal watchdog system for the KEK injector linac.