Author: Pellico, W.
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MOP02 Recent Improvements in the Beam Capture at Fermilab Booster for High Intensity Operation 23
  • C.M. Bhat, S. Chaurize, P. Derwent, M.W. Domeier, V.M. Grzelak, W. Pellico, J. Reid, B.A. Schupbach, C.-Y. Tan, A.K. Triplett
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
  Funding: This manuscript has been authored by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics.
The Fermilab Booster is the oldest RCS in operation in the world. In current operations, it accelerates ~4.5E12ppp to 8 GeV at 15 Hz and will be upgraded to >6.7E12ppp at 20 Hz in the PIP-II era. Booster has 22 RF cavities with each capable of providing ~50 kV. These cavities are divided into two groups: A & B. In the tunnel, the cavities are cavities are placed in a BA, AB, ’ sequence. At injection, A & B cavities have anti-parallel RF phase which results in a net zero RF voltage on the beam. During beam capture, the RF voltage is increased adiabatically by decreasing the relative phase between them. At the end of beam capture, the feedback is turned on for beam acceleration. It is vital that for current operations and in the PIP-II era that these cavities are properly matched in both magnitude and phase to preserve the longitudinal emittance during the early part of the beam cycle and to offer full RF voltage on the beam. In this paper we describe the how the cavities are distributed and how the phases are measured with beam and then corrected and balanced. Data with high intensity beam capture is also presented.
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About • Received ※ 17 October 2021 — Revised ※ 16 November 2021 — Accepted ※ 22 November 2021 — Issue date ※ 28 January 2022
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