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MOP111 Control Systems for Linac Test Facilities at Fermilab controls, EPICS, linac, cryomodule 334
  • J.F. Patrick, S.L. Lackey
    Fermilab, Batavia

Funding: *Operated by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the United States Department of Energy.
Fermilab* is constructing superconducting rf test facilities for development of technologies to be used in future Linac projects. Two of these facilities, the High Intensity Neutrino Source and the New Muon Laboratory, are proto-type Linacs which will run with beam. The requirements for these facilities vary but all involve collaboration and flexibility for integrating various new instruments. Tight timing requirements and automation are also required. Some facilities require integration into the existing Fermilab Control system. The controls also must be robust so as not to interfere with the main purpose of the facilities. We will outline the plan for accomplishing this task as well as the current status.

THP095 Progress Towards the LANSCE RF System Refurbishment neutron, klystron, controls, high-voltage 1011
  • D. Rees, J.T. Bradley III, S. Kwon, J.T.M. Lyles, M.T. Lynch, M.S. Prokop, W. Reass, K.A. Young
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico

The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) is in the conceptual design phase of a refurbishment project that will sustain reliable facility operations well into the next decade. The LANSCE accelerator was constructed in the late 1960s and early 1970s and is a national user facility that provides pulsed protons and spallation neutrons for defense and civilian research and applications. The refurbishment will focus on systems that are approaching "end of life" and systems where modern upgrades hold the promise for significant operating cost savings. The current baseline consist of replacing all the 201 MHz rf amplifiers, replacing greater than 75% of the 805 MHz rf systems with a combination of high efficiency klystrons and new klystrons of the existing style, replacing four high voltage systems, and replacing all the low level rf cavity field control systems along the accelerator. System designs and requirements will be presented and the project plan will be discussed.

THP104 Low Level RF and Timing System for XFEL/SPring-8 cavity, controls, pick-up, feedback 1036
  • T. Ohshima, N. Hosoda, H. Maesaka, Y. Otake
    RIKEN/SPring-8, Hyogo
  • M. Musha
    University of electro-communications, Tokyo
  • K. Tamasaku
    RIKEN Spring-8 Harima, Hyogo

Requirement on a Low Level rf (LLRF) system is very tight and allowable jitter is less than several tens femto seconds for the XFEL/SPring-8. To satisfy this requirement, we have developed special components; a low-noise master oscillator, a high precision IQ modulator/demodulator, a high speed DAC/ADC, and a delayed pulse generator with 700 fs jitter to a 5712 MHz reference clock. These components were installed in the SCSS test accelerator and their performance was checked. The standard deviations of the phase and amplitude were less than 0.02 degree and 0.03% for a 238 MHz SHB acceleration cavity. Measured rms jitter of the beam arrival time relative to the reference rf signal was 50 fs, which demonstrated the high performance of the total LLRF system. For the XFEL, the length of reference signal transmission line is long, about 1 km. Therefore an optical system is adopted because of low transmission loss and an ability to keep precise time accuracy using fiber length control, which has 0.2 um/sqrt(Hz) noise floor. Achieved performance of the LLRF and timing system, and development status on the optical transmission system will be presented in this paper.


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THP106 High Speed Data Acquisition System Using FPGA for LLRF Measurement and Control controls, LLRF, superconducting-cavity, linear-collider 1042
  • H. Katagiri, S. Fukuda, T. Matsumoto, S. Michizono, T. Miura, Y. Yano, M. Yoshida
    KEK, Ibaraki

Recently, FPGA technology is widely used for the accelerator control owing to its fast digital processing. We have been developing several applications for LLRF control and measurement using commercial and custom-made FPGA board. XtremeDSP(the commercial FPGA board equipped two ADCs and two DACs) is mainly used for the performance evaluation of STF(Superconducting RF Test Facility) LLRF. Installing the custom-made FPGA board equipped with ten ADCs and two DACs is considering for up-grade of the rf driver and rf monitoring system in the injector linac. Development of the high-speed data acquisition system that combines commercial FPGA board ML555 and FastADC(ADS5474 14bit, 400MS/s) is carried out. Result of those data acquisition systems will be summarized.

THP117 Design and Evaluation of the Low-Level RF Electronics for the ILC Main LINAC cavity, LLRF, linac, controls 1075
  • U. Mavric, B. Barnes, J. Branlard, B. Chase, D.W. Klepec, V. Tupikov
    Fermilab, Batavia

Funding: Work supported by Fermi Research Alliance LLC. Under DE-AC02- 07CH11359 with the U.S. DOE
The proposed 30 km long ILC electron/positron collider is pushing the limits not only in basic physics research but also in engineering. For the two main Linacs, the pulsed rf power that is feeding the high number of SCRF cavities (~17,000) must to be regulated to app. 0.1% for amplitude and 0.2 deg for phase. The regulation of phase and amplitude is carried out by the analog/digital electronics also denoted as the low-level rf control system. Besides meeting the regulation specifications, the low-level rf must be reliable, robust and low cost. In the paper we present a possible hardware solution that addresses these issues. We also reveal the main design strategies that allowed us meeting the conflicting demands of the system. The system is evaluated on a cavity emulator implemented on the FPGA, which shows that system performance is within the specifications. Finally, we discuss the obtained results and give some suggestions for future work.