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Bellier, L. P.

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WPPB01 CTF3 Beam Position Monitor Acquisition System 395
  • L. P. Bellier, J. N. Jacquemier
    IN2P3-LAPP, Annecy-le-Vieux
  • L. Soby, S. Deghaye
    CERN, Geneva
  The CLIC Test Facility 3 (CTF3) is an R&D machine being built to validate concepts that will be used for the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC). Because CTF3 is an instrumentation-intensive machine, a considerable amount of money is put into the acquisition hardware and high-quality cables used to bring the instrument signals to the digitalization crates with as little degradation as possible. The main idea of this new approach is to reduce the distance between the signal source and the A/D conversion, reducing the cost of the cabling. To achieve that, we have developed a radiation hard front-end that we install directly into the accelerator tunnel. This front-end deals with the digitalization of the signals after an analog buffering. Afterwards, the data are sent to a computer through the SPECS field bus. Finally, the digitalized signals are made available to the operation crew thanks to a server implementing the OASIS (Open Analogue Signal Information System) interfaces in the CERN Front-End Software Architecture (FESA). After a presentation of this low-cost solution to BPM acquisition, the paper gives the results of the first integration tests performed in the CTF3 machine.