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Power, J.F.

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WPAT063 Design and Status of the BPM RF Reference Distribution in the SNS 3615
  • A. Webster, C. Deibele, J. Pogge
    ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • J.F. Power
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  Funding: SNS is managed by UT-Battelle, LLC, under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725 for the U.S. Department of Energy. SNS is a partnership of six national laboratories: Argonne, Brookhaven, Jefferson, Lawrence Berkeley, Los Alamos, and Oak Ridge.

The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is an accelerator-based neutron source being built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The BPMs (Beam Position Monitors) requires RF reference signals to measure the phase of the beam with respect to the RF. In the MEBT (Medium Energy Beam Transport) Line and in the DTLs (Drift Tube Linac Cavities) are cavities that accelerate and bunch the beam at 402.5 MHz. In the CCLs (Coupled Cavity Linac) and SCLs (Superconducting Linac) accelerate the beam at 805 MHz. To mitigate effects of RF leakage into the BPM electrodes it is required to measure the phase in the MEBT and DTLs at 805 MHz and in the CCL and SCL at 402.5 MHz. We are directly connected to the RF group MO (master oscillator) and send these signals along the entire linac using fiber optic technology. Schematics, measurements, and installation update are discussed.