Author: Ludwig, F.
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WEPME009 Recent Developments of the European XFEL LLRF System 2941
  • Ch. Schmidt, G. Ayvazyan, V. Ayvazyan, J. Branlard, Ł. Butkowski, M.K. Grecki, M. Hoffmann, T. Jeżyński, F. Ludwig, U. Mavrič, S. Pfeiffer, H. Schlarb, H.C. Weddig, B.Y. Yang
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • P. Barmuta, S. Bou Habib, K. Czuba, M. Grzegrzółka, E. Janas, J. Piekarski, I. Rutkowski, D. Sikora, Ł. Zembala, M. Żukociński
    Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Electronic Systems, Warsaw, Poland
  • W. Cichalewski, K. Gnidzińska, W. Jałmużna, D.R. Makowski, A. Mielczarek, A. Napieralski, P. Perek, A. Piotrowski, T. Pożniak, K.P. Przygoda
    TUL-DMCS, Łódź, Poland
  • S. Korolczuk, I.M. Kudla, J. Szewiński
    NCBJ, Świerk/Otwock, Poland
  • K. Oliwa, W. Wierba
    IFJ-PAN, Kraków, Poland
  The European XFEL is comprised of more than 800 TESLA-type super-conducting accelerator cavities which are driven by 25 high-power multi-beam klystrons. For reliable, reproducible and maintainable operation of linac, the LLRF system will process more than 3000 RF channels. Beside the large number of RF channels to be processed, stable FEL operation demands field stability better than 0.010deg in phase and 0.01% in amplitude. To cope with these challenges the LLRF system is developed on MTCA.4 platform. In this paper, we will give an update of the latest electronics developments, advances in the feedback controller algorithm and measurement results at FLASH.  
WEPME035 Overview of the RF Synchronization System for the European XFEL 3001
  • K. Czuba, D. Sikora, Ł. Zembala
    Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Electronic Systems, Warsaw, Poland
  • J. Branlard, F. Ludwig, H. Schlarb, H.C. Weddig
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  One of the most important requirements for the European XFEL RF system is to assure a very precise RF field stability within the accelerating cavities. The required amplitude and phase stability equals respectively dA/A <3·10-5, dphi<0.01 deg @ 1.3GHz in the injector and dA/A<10-3, dphi <0.1 deg @1.3GHz in the main LINAC section. Fulfilling such requirements for the 3.4 km long facility is a very challenging task. Thousands of electronic and RF devices must be precisely phase synchronized by means of harmonic RF signals. We describe the proposed architecture of the RF Master Oscillator and the Phase Reference Distribution System designed to assure high precision and reliability. A system of RF cable based interferometers supported by femtosecond-stable optical links will be used to distribute RF reference signals with required short and long term phase stability. We also present test results of prototype devices performed to validate our concept.  
THPWA003 Novel Crate Standard MTCA.4 for Industry and Research 3633
  • T. Walter, F. Ludwig, K. Rehlich, H. Schlarb
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  Funding: This project is funded by the Helmholtz Association (Helmholtz Validation Fund HVF-0016).
MTCA.4 is a novel electronic standard derived from the Telecommunication Computing Architecture (TCA) and championed by the xTCA for physics group, a network of physics research institutes and electronics manufacturers. MTCA.4 was released as an official standard by the PCI Industrial Manufacturers Group (PICMG) in 2011. Although the standard is originally physics-driven, it holds promise for applications in many other fields with equally challenging requirements. With substantial funding from the Helmholtz Association for a two-year validation project, DESY currently develops novel, fully MTCA.4-compliant components to lower the barriers to adoption in a wide range of industrial and research use scenarios. Core activities of the project are: refinement, test and qualification of existing components; market research, market education (web information services, workshops); coordinated development of missing MTCA.4 components; further advancement of the standard beyond the current PICMG specification; investigation of measures to counteract electro-magnetic interferences and incompatibilities; training, support and consultancy. This paper summarizes intermediate results and lessons learned at project half-time.