Author: Albright, S.C.P.
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MOPMW024 Design of the New Wideband RF System for the CERN PS Booster 441
  • M.M. Paoluzzi, S.C.P. Albright, M.E. Angoletta, L. Arnaudon, S. Energico, A. Findlay, M. Haase, M. Jaussi, A.J. Jones, D. Landré, J.C. Molendijk, D. Quartullo, E.N. Shaposhnikova
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  For the renovation and upgrade of the CERN PS Booster (PSB) RF systems a development project was launched in 2012. The design, based on a new approach, aimed at replacing the existing tuned, narrowband RF systems with wideband, modular, solid-state driven units. A wide range of issues had to be addressed spanning from RF power production, radiation hardness of solid-state devices, active cancellation of beam-induced voltages, dedicated low-level electronics allowing multi-harmonic operation and beam stability. Following a three-year prototyping and testing campaign and two international reviews, the project endorsement came at the end of year 2015. It foresees the complete removal of present h1, h2 and h10 systems and the deployment of a new one covering all the frequency ranges from 1 MHz to 18 MHz. The four PSB rings will be equipped with 144 identical acceleration cells providing 24 kV total RF voltage per ring. This paper describes the design concepts, the retained solutions, the expected performances and includes the procurement and implementation strategies. This activity is part of the LHC Injectors Upgrade project (LIU).  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-MOPMW024  
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MOPOY006 Preparations for Upgrading the RF Systems of the PS Booster 853
  • S.C.P. Albright, D. Quartullo, E.N. Shaposhnikova
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The accelerators of the LHC injector chain need to be upgraded to provide the HL-LHC beams. The PS Booster, the first synchrotron in the LHC injection chain, uses three different RF systems (first, second and up to tenth harmonic) in each of its four rings. As part of the LHC Injector Upgrade the current ferrite RF systems will be replaced with broadband Finemet cavities, increasing the flexibility of the RF system. A Finemet test cavity has been installed in Ring 4 to investigate its effect on machine performance, especially beam stability, during extensive experimental studies. Due to large space charge impedance Landau damping is lost through most of the cycle in single harmonic operation, but is recovered when using the second harmonic and controlled longitudinal emittance blow-up. This paper compares beam parameters during acceleration with and without the Finemet test cavity. Comparisons were made using beam measurements and simulations with the BLonD code based on a full PS Booster impedance model. This work, together with simulations of future operation, have provided input for the decision to adopt a fully Finemet RF system.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-MOPOY006  
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