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Boccardi, A.

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MOPAN074 Influence of Varying Tune Width on the Robustness of the LHC Tune PLL and its Application for Continuous Chromaticity Measurement 326
  • R. J. Steinhagen, A. Boccardi, M. Gasior, O. R. Jones, K. K. Kasinski
    CERN, Geneva
  Tune and chromaticity measurement is an integral part for safe and reliable LHC operation. Tight tolerances on the maximum transverse beam excursions allow oscillation amplitudes of less than 30 um. This leaves only a small margin for transverse beam and momentum excitations required for measuring tune and chromaticity. This contribution discusses a robust tune phase-locked-loop (PLL) operation in the presence of non-linearities and varying chromaticity. The loop design was tested at the SPS, using the LHC PLL prototype system. The system was also used to continuously measure tune width and chromaticity, using resonant transverse excitations of the tune side-slopes.  
WEOAC03 Transverse Impedance of LHC Collimators 2003
  • E. Metral, G. Arduini, R. W. Assmann, A. Boccardi, T. Bohl, C. Bracco, F. Caspers, M. Gasior, O. R. Jones, K. K. Kasinski, T. Kroyer, S. Redaelli, G. Robert-Demolaize, G. Rumolo, R. J. Steinhagen, Th. Weiler, F. Zimmermann
    CERN, Geneva
  • F. Roncarolo
    UMAN, Manchester
  • B. Salvant
    EPFL, Lausanne
  The transverse impedance in the LHC is expected to be dominated by the numerous collimators, most of which are made of Fibre-Reinforced-Carbon to withstand the impacts of high intensity proton beams in case of failures, and which will be moved very close to the beam, with full gaps of few millimetres, in order to protect surrounding super-conducting equipments. We present an estimate of the transverse resistive-wall impedance of the LHC collimators, the total impedance in the LHC at injection and top energy, the induced coupled-bunch growth rates and tune shifts, and finally the result of the comparison of the theoretical predictions with measurements performed in 2004 and 2006 on a prototype collimator installed in the SPS.  
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FRPMN073 The FPGA-based Continuous FFT Tune Measurement System for the LHC and its Test at the CERN SPS 4204
  • A. Boccardi, M. Gasior, O. R. Jones, K. K. Kasinski, R. J. Steinhagen
    CERN, Geneva
  A base band tune (BBQ) measurement system has been developed at CERN. This system is based on a high-sensitivity direct-diode detection technique followed by a high resolution FFT algorithm implemented in an FPGA. The system allows acquisition of continuous real-time spectra with 32-bit resolution, while a digital frequency synthesiser (DFS) can provide an acquisition synchronised chirp excitation. All the implemented algorithms support dynamic reconfiguration of processing and excitation parameters. Results from both laboratory measurements and tests performed with beam at the CERN SPS are presented.