Author: Desquiens, V.D.
Paper Title Page
MOPOR013 The PS 10 MHz High Level RF System Upgrade 622
  • G. Favia, H. Damerau, V.D. Desquiens, S. Energico, M. Morvillo, D. Perrelet, C. Rossi
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  In view of the upgrade of the injectors for the High Luminosity LHC, significantly higher bunch intensity is required for LHC-type beams. In this context an upgrade of the main accelerating RF system of the Proton Synchrotron (PS) is necessary, aiming at reducing the cavity impedance which is the source of longitudinal coupled-bunch oscillations. These instabilities pose as a major limitation for the increase of the beam intensity as planned after LS2. The 10 MHz RF system consists in 11 ferrite loaded cavities, driven by tube-based power amplifiers for reasons of radiation hardness. The cavity-amplifier system is equipped with a wide-band feedback that reduces the beam induced voltage. A further reduction of the beam loading is foreseen by upgrading the feedback system, which can be reasonably achieved by increasing the loop gain of the existing amplification chain. This paper describes the progress of the design of the upgraded feedback system and shows the results of the tests on the new amplifier prototype, installed in the PS during the 2015-16 technical stop. It also reports the first results of its performance with beam, observed in the beginning of the 2016 run.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-MOPOR013  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)