|WEBHMUST02||Solid State Direct Drive RF Linac: Control System||638|
Recently a Solid State Direct Drive ® concept for RF linacs has been introduced . This new approach integrates the RF source, comprised of multiple Silicon Carbide (SiC) solid state Rf-modules , directly onto the cavity. Such an approach introduces new challenges for the control of such machines namely the non-linear behavior of the solid state RF-modules and the direct coupling of the RF-modules onto the cavity. In this paper we discuss further results of the experimental program [3,4] to integrate and control 64 RF-modules onto a λ/4 cavity. The next stage of experiments aims on gaining better feed forward control of the system and on detailed system identification. For this purpose a digital control board comprising of a Virtex 6 FPGA, high speed DACs/ADCs and trigger I/O is developed and integrated into the experiment and used to control the system. The design of the board is consequently digital aiming at direct processing of the signals. Power control within the cavity is achieved by an outphasing control of two groups of the RF-modules. This allows a power control without degradation of RF-module efficiency.
 Heid O., Hughes T., THPD002, IPAC10, Kyoto, Japan
 Irsigler R. et al, 3B-9, PPC11, Chicago IL, USA
 Heid O., Hughes T., THP068, LINAC10, Tsukuba, Japan
 Heid O., Hughes T., MOPD42, HB2010, Morschach, Switzerland
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