Author: Le Godec, G.
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TUPEA051 Beam Transfer Line Design for a Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Experiment (AWAKE) at the CERN SPS 1247
  • C. Bracco, J. Bauche, D. Brethoux, V. Clerc, B. Goddard, E. Gschwendtner, L.K. Jensen, A. Kosmicki, G. Le Godec, M. Meddahi, C. Mutin, J.A. Osborne, K.D. Papastergiou, A. Pardons, F.M. Velotti, H. Vincke
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • P. Muggli
    MPI, Muenchen, Germany
  The world’s first proton driven plasma wakefield acceleration experiment is presently being studied at CERN. The experiment will use a high energy proton beam extracted from the SPS as driver. Two possible locations for installing the AWAKE facility are considered: the West Area and the CNGS long baseline beam-line. The previous transfer line from the SPS to the West Area was completely dismantled in 2000 and it would need to be fully re-designed and re-built. For this option, geometric constraints for radio protection reasons would limit the maximum proton beam energy to 300 GeV. The existing CNGS line could be used by applying only minor changes to the final part of the lattice for the final focusing and the interface between the proton beam and the laser, required for plasma ionisation and bunch-modulation seeding. The beam line design studies performed for the two options are presented.  
WEPEA063 Upgrades and Consolidation of the CERN AD for Operation during the Next Decades 2654
  • T. Eriksson, M. E. Angoletta, L. Arnaudon, J.A. Baillie, M. Calviani, F. Caspers, L.V. Joergensen, R. Kersevan, G. Le Godec, R. Louwerse, M. Ludwig, S. Maury, A. Newborough, C. Oliveira, G. Tranquille
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  As the ELENA project is now well underway, focus is turned to the Antiproton Decelerator (AD) itself. Most of the machine’s key components are in operation since more than 25 years and a substantial consolidation program is now being launched in view of continued operation beyond 2025. Over the course of the next few years a progressive consolidation of the AD-Target area, the AD-ring and all associated systems will take place. Several investigations have recently been performed in the target area with the objective of establishing the radiation environment and the sensitivity of the antiproton production to potential misalignment of the production elements. Identification of reliability and serviceability issues of the AD-ring components and associated systems has been done and will continue during the 2013 shut-down. Planned and ongoing consolidation activities are also discussed with emphasis on stochastic and electron beam cooling, instrumentation, RF systems, vacuum, magnets, power converters and beam transfer equipment.  
THPEA040 Design of a Magnetic Bump Tail Scraping System for the CERN SPS 3228
  • Ö. Mete, J. Bauche, F. Cerutti, S. Cettour Cave, K. Cornelis, L.N. Drøsdal, F. Galleazzi, B. Goddard, L.K. Jensen, V. Kain, Y. Le Borgne, G. Le Godec, M. Meddahi, E. Veyrunes, H. Vincke, J. Wenninger
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • A. Mereghetti
    UMAN, Manchester, United Kingdom
  The LHC injectors are being upgraded to meet the demanding beam specification required for High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) operation. In order to reduce the beam losses which can trigger the sensitive LHC beam loss interlocks during the SPS-to-LHC beam injection process, it is important that the beam tails are properly scraped away in the SPS. The current SPS tail cleaning system relies on a moveable scraper blade, with the positioning of the scraper adjusted over time according to the orbit variations of the SPS. A new robust beam tail cleaning system has been designed which will use a fixed scraper block towards which the beam will be moved by a local magnetic orbit bump. The design proposal is presented, together with the related beam dynamics studies and results from machine studies with beam.