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Moser, M. R.

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WEPMN088 The IPNS Second Harmonic RF Upgrade 2233
  • M. E. Middendorf, F. R. Brumwell, J. C. Dooling, D. Horan, R. Kustom, M. K. Lien, G. E. McMichael, M. R. Moser, A. Nassiri, S. Wang
    ANL, Argonne, Illinois
  Funding: This work is supported by the U. S. Department of Energy under contract no. W-31-109-ENG-38.

The Intense Pulsed Neutron Source (IPNS) rapid cycling synchrotron (RCS) is used to accelerate protons from 50 MeV to 450 MeV, at a repetition rate of 30 Hz. The original ring design included two identical RF systems, each consisting of an accelerating cavity, cavity bias supply, power amplifiers and low level analog electronics. The original cavities are located 180 degrees apart in the ring, and provide a total peak accelerating voltage of ~21 kV over the 2.21 MHz to 5.14 MHz revolution frequency sweep. A third RF system has been constructed and installed in the RCS. The third RF system is capable of operating at the fundamental revolution frequency for the entire acceleration cycle, providing an additional peak accelerating voltage of up to ~11kV, or at the second harmonic of the revolution frequency for the first ~4 ms of the acceleration cycle, providing an additional peak voltage of up to ~11kV for bunch shape control, resulting in a modest increase in bunch length. We describe here to date, the hardware implementation and operation of the third RF cavity in the second harmonic mode.