Author: Omet, M.
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WEPME013 Development and Test of a Fully Automated PkQl Control Procedure at KEK STF 2950
  • M. Omet, A. Kuramoto
    Sokendai, Ibaraki, Japan
  • H. Hayano, T. Matsumoto, S. Michizono
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  In order to operate the cavities near their maximum gradients, cavity input (Pk) and cavity loaded Q (QL) should be controlled individually (PkQL control) at the International Linear Collider (ILC). A manual PkQL operation procedure was developed and performed at the linear electron accelerator at the Superconducting RF Test Facility (STF), in which the beam is accelerated up to 40 MeV by two superconducting 9-cell TESLA type L band cavities. The cavity gradients were set to 16 MV/m and 24 MV/m with QL values of 1106 and 3·106. A 6.2 mA beam with a pulse length of 154 us was used. The field stabilities in amplitude were 0.160% and 0.097% for the cavities and 0.016% for the vector sum. The stabilities without beam are 0.057% and 0.054% for the cavities and 0.009% for the vector sum. For stability improvement during beam transient an adaptive beam feedforward for beam loading compensation is under development. So far an amplitude field stability of 0.013% for the vector sum was achieved at cavity gradients of 15 MV/m and 25 MV/m (no PkQL control) during a 6.8 mA beam with a pulse length of 123 us. Furthermore a fully automated PkQL control procedure is currently developed and tested.  
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