Author: Rutkowski, I.
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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.  
THPEA030 Improved Vector Modulator Card for MTCA-based LLRF Control System for Linear Accelerators 3207
  • I. Rutkowski, K. Czuba, M. Grzegrzólka
    Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Electronic Systems, Warsaw, Poland
  • D.R. Makowski, A. Mielczarek, P. Perek
    TUL-DMCS, Łódź, Poland
  • H. Schlarb
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  Modern linear accelerators require high-precision RF field regulation of accelerating cavities. A critical component to achieve high-precision in the feedback loop a Low Level Radio Frequency (LLRF) controller is the vector modulator driving the high power RF chain. At FLASH, the Free Electron Laser in Hamburg and European XFEL the LLRF controls are based on MTCA.4 platform. This paper describes the concept, design and performance of an improved vector modulator module (DRTM-VM2). It is constructed as Rear Transition Module (RTM). The module consists of digital, analog, diagnostic and management subsystems. FPGA from Xilinx Spartan 6 family receives data from control module (AMC) using Multi-Gigabit Transceivers (MGTs). The FPGA controls the analog part which includes fast, high-precision DACs, I/Q modulator chips, programmable attenuators, power amplifier and fast RF gates for external interlock system. Pin assignment on the Zone3 connector is compliant with digital class D1.2 recommendations proposed by DESY. The design has been optimized for mass production and for easy extends to wider frequency range. Electronic switches offer software configuration of power and clock sources.  
THPEA031 REGAE LLRF Control System Overview 3210
  • I. Rutkowski, Ł. Butkowski
    Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Electronic Systems, Warsaw, Poland
  • M. Hoffmann, H. Schlarb, Ch. Schmidt
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  The linear accelerator REGAE (Relativistic Electron Gun for Atomic Exploration) at DESY delivers electron bunches with a few femtosecond duration for time-resolved investigation of material structures in pump-probe configuration. To achieve sub-10fs resolution, the Low Level RF controls for the normal conducting S-band cavities must provide field stability of .005% in amplitude and of .005deg in phase. To achieve these demands, the recently developed LLRF control modules based on the Micro-Telecommunications Computing Architecture (MTCA.4) platform are used. For precise field detection and control a rear transition module (DRTM-DWC8VM1) housing 8 down-converters and 1 vector-modulator has been developed. The down-converted signals are transmitted to low-noise ADCs on an advanced mezzanine card (SIS8300L) with two high speed DACs driving the vector-modulator. The on board FPGA device runs the advanced control algorithms with minimum latency. Shot-to-shot learning feed forward and ultra-fast analog and digital feedbacks are applied. In this paper, the first results of the new RTM-AMC module pairs are presented together with the achievements and limitations on the RF field stability.