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TUPOA63 Preliminary Study of Advanced LLRF Controls at LANSCE for Beam Loading Compensation in the MaRIE X-FEL ion, controls, LLRF, FPGA 411
  • A. Scheinker, S.A. Baily, J.T. Bradley III, L.J. Castellano, J.O. Hill, D.J. Knapp, S. Kwon, J.T.M. Lyles, M.S. Prokop, D. Rees, P.A. Torrez
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  The analog low level RF (LLRF) control system of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center is being upgraded to a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)-based digital system (DLLRF). In this paper we give an overview of the FPGA design and the overall DLLRF system. We also present preliminary performance measurements including results utilizing model-independent iterative feedforward for beam-loading transient minimization, which is being studied for utilization in the future MaRIE X-FEL, which will face difficult beam loading conditions.  
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TUPOA68 Design, Simulations and Experimental Demonstration of an Intra-Pulse Ramped-Energy Travelling Wave Linac for Cargo Inspection ion, linac, simulation, electron 421
  • S.V. Kutsaev, R.B. Agustsson, A. Arodzero, R.D.B. Berry, S. Boucher, Y.C. Chen, J.J. Hartzell, B.T. Jacobson, A. Laurich, A.Y. Murokh, E.A. Savin, A.Yu. Smirnov, A. Verma
    RadiaBeam, Santa Monica, California, USA
  Funding: This work has been supported by the US Department of Homeland Security, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, under competitively awarded contract HSHQDC-13-C-B0019.
Novel radiographic imaging techniques [1] based on adaptive, intra-pulse ramped-energy short X-ray packets of pulses, a new type of fast X-ray detectors, and advanced image processing are currently some of the most promising methods for real-time cargo inspection systems. RadiaBeam Technologies is currently building the high-speed Adaptive Railroad Cargo Inspection System (ARCIS), which will enable better than 5 mm line pair resolution, penetration greater than 450 mm of steel equivalent, material discrimination over the range of 6 mm to 250 mm, 100% image sampling rate at speed 45 km/h, and minimal average dose. One of the core elements of ARCIS is a new S-band travelling wave linac with a wide range of energy control that allows energy ramping from 2 to 9 MeV within a single 16 μs RF pulse using the beam loading effect. In this paper, we will discuss the linac design approach and its principal components, as well as engineering and manufacturing aspects. The results of the experimental demonstration of intra-pulse energy ramping will be presented.
[1] A. Arodzero, S. Boucher, A. Murokh, S. Vinogradov, S.V. Kutsaev. System and Method for Adaptive X-ray Cargo Inspection. US Patent Application 2015/1472051.
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