Author: Gilardoni, S.S.
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MOPOY059 LHC Injectors Upgrade (LIU) Project at CERN 992
  • E.N. Shaposhnikova, J. Coupard, H. Damerau, A. Funken, S.S. Gilardoni, B. Goddard, K. Hanke, L. Kobzeva, A.M. Lombardi, D. Manglunki, S. Mataguez, M. Meddahi, B. Mikulec, G. Rumolo, R. Scrivens, M. Vretenar
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  A massive improvement program of the LHC injector chain is presently being conducted under the LIU project. For the proton chain, this includes the replacement of Linac2 with Linac4 as well as all necessary upgrades to the Proton Synchrotron Booster (PSB), the Proton Synchrotron (PS) and Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS), aimed at producing beams with the challenging High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) parameters. Regarding the heavy ions, plans to improve the performance of Linac3 and the Low Energy Ion Ring (LEIR) are also pursued under the general LIU program. The full LHC injection chain returned to operation after Long Shutdown 1, with extended beam studies taking place in Run 2. A general project Cost and Schedule Review also took place in March 2015, and several dedicated LIU project reviews were held to address issues awaiting pending decisions. In view of these developments, 2014 and 2015 have been key years to define a number of important aspects of the final LIU path. This paper will describe the reviewed LIU roadmap and revised performance objectives of the main upgrades, including the work status and outlook in terms of the required installation and commissioning stages.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-MOPOY059  
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TUPMR027 CERN's Fixed Target Primary Ion Programme 1297
  • D. Manglunki, M.E. Angoletta, J. Axensalva, G. Bellodi, A. Blas, M.A. Bodendorfer, T. Bohl, S. Cettour-Cave, K. Cornelis, H. Damerau, I. Efthymiopoulos, A. Fabich, J.A. Ferreira Somoza, A. Findlay, P. Freyermuth, S.S. Gilardoni, S. Hancock, E.B. Holzer, S. Jensen, V. Kain, D. Küchler, A.M. Lombardi, A.I. Michet, M. O'Neil, S. Pasinelli, R. Scrivens, R. Steerenberg, G. Tranquille
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The renewed availability of heavy ions at CERN for the needs of the LHC programme has triggered the interest of the fixed-target community. The project, which involves sending several species of primary ions at various energies to the North Area of the Super Proton Synchrotron, has now entered its operational phase. The first argon run, with momenta ranging from 13 AGeV/c to 150 AGeV/c, took place from February 2015 to April 2015. This paper presents the status of the project, the performance achieved thus far and an outlook on future plans.  
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THPMR043 Performance of Transverse Beam Splitting and Extraction at the CERN Proton Synchrotron in the Framework of Multi-turn Extraction 3492
  • G. Sterbini, J.C.C.M. Borburgh, S. Damjanovic, S.S. Gilardoni, M. Giovannozzi, C. Hernalsteens, M. Hourican, A. Huschauer, K. Kahle, G. Le Godec, O. Michels
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • C. Hernalsteens
    EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  Considerable progress has been made in 2015 in the setting up of the multi-turn extraction (MTE) in the CERN Proton Synchrotron (PS). A key ingredient in this novel extraction technique is the beam splitting in transverse phase space. This manipulation is based on adiabatic trapping in stable islands of transverse phase space and requires mastering a number of devices in the PS ring. In addition, an in-depth review of all fast extractions schemes in the PS had been required due to the development and installation of a dummy septum to shield the actual magnetic septum. In this paper, the current performance of the beam splitting and of the extraction including the shadowing effect is presented. Future lines of development will also be discussed.  
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THPMY019 LHC Injection Protection Devices, Thermo-mechanical Studies through the Design Phase 3698
  • I. Lamas Garcia, N. Biancacci, G. Bregliozzi, M. Calviani, M.I. Frankl, L. Gentini, S.S. Gilardoni, A. Lechner, A. Perillo-Marcone, B. Salvant, N.V. Shetty, J.A. Uythoven
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The TDI is a beam intercepting device installed on the two injection lines of the LHC. Its function is to protect the superconducting machine elements during injection in the case of a malfunction of the injection kickers. The TDIS, which will replace the TDI, is foreseen to be installed for high luminosity operation. Due to the higher bunch intensities and smaller beam emittances expected, and following the operational experiences of the TDI, a complete revision of the design of the jaws must be performed, with a main focus on the material selection. Furthermore, the new TDIS will also improve the TDI reliability by means of a robust design of the jaw positioning mechanism, the efficiency of the cooling circuit and by reducing its impedance. A simplified installation procedure and maintenance will also be an important requirement for the new design. This paper introduces the main characteristics of the TDI as LHC injection protection device, showing the needs and requirements for its upgrade. It also discusses the thermo-mechanical simulations that are supporting and guiding the design phase and the material selection, and describes the modifications to be implemented, so far, for this new device.  
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THPOR050 New Working Point for CERN Proton Synchrotron 3905
  • F. Sperati, A. Beaumont, S.S. Gilardoni, D. Schoerling, M. Serluca, G. Sterbini
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The LHC High-luminosity project requests high brightness and intensity beams from the CERN Proton Synchrotron (PS). The generation of such beams is limited due to resonance effects at injection. The impact of resonances can be minimized by performing appropriate correction with dedicated magnets and by optimizing the tune working point. Currently the tune working point at injection is naturally set by the quadrupolar component generated by the one hundred combined function normal conducting magnets installed in the PS, and slightly corrected by low energy quadrupole magnets. In this paper, a study is presented exploiting the use of the available five auxiliary individually powered circuits to adjust the quadrupolar and higher-order multipole components for changing the tune integer at injection. Due to the non-linear contribution of each circuit to the magnetic field distribution a finite-element magnetic model was prepared to predict the required currents in the auxiliary coils. The magnetic model was benchmarked with magnetic measurements and then tested in the PS machine during dedicated machine development times.  
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