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Olivas, F. R.

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MOPAS053 LANSCE Vacuum System Improvements for Higher Reliability and Availability 557
  • T. Tajima, M. J. Borden, A. Canabal, J. P. Chamberlin, S. Harrison, F. R. Olivas, M. A. Oothoudt, J. J. Sullivan
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) accelerator, an 800-MeV proton linac with a storage ring, has been operated over 30 years since early 1970s. Due to the aging and radiation damage of equipment, cables and connectors, the number of troubles is increasing. In order to reduce the time for unscheduled maintenance, we have implemented a system to catch a symptom of degrading vacuum and send an email automatically. We have been testing this system since July 2006. This paper describes this alert system and our experience. In addition, we will describe our plan for modernizing the vacuum system in the next few years.  
FRPMS054 PSR Electron Cloud Detector and Suppressor Mechanical Design and Fabrication 4117
  • J. F. O'Hara, M. J. Borden, A. A. Browman, N. A. Gillespie, D. Martinez, K. G. McKeown, F. R. Olivas
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • J. E. Ledford, R. J. Macek
    TechSource, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  Funding: Work supported by DOE SBIR Grant No. DE-FG02-04ER84105 and CRADA No. LA05C10535 between TechSource, Inc. and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

In order to better understand the two stream e-p instability issue in the LANSCE Proton Storage Ring, a new diagnostic instrument has been developed to measure the electron cloud formation and trapping in a quadrupole magnet at the LANSCE, PSR. The device called the Electron Cloud Detector (ECD) was fabricated and has successfully been installed in the PSR. Along with the Electron Cloud Detector, an additional device was developed to manipulate electrons ejected from the quadrupole and allow additional information to be obtained from ECD measurements. This paper will discuss the mechanical design and fabrication issues encountered during the course of developing both devices.