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MOOAAB03 High Power Operation of the JLab IR FEL Driver Accelerator 83
  • S. V. Benson, K. Beard, G. H. Biallas, J. Boyce, D. B. Bullard, J. L. Coleman, D. Douglas, H. F.D. Dylla, R. Evans, P. Evtushenko, C. W. Gould, A. C. Grippo, J. G. Gubeli, D. Hardy, C. Hernandez-Garcia, C. Hovater, K. Jordan, J. M. Klopf, R. Li, S. W. Moore, G. Neil, M. Poelker, T. Powers, J. P. Preble, R. A. Rimmer, D. W. Sexton, M. D. Shinn, C. Tennant, R. L. Walker, G. P. Williams, S. Zhang
    Jefferson Lab, Newport News, Virginia
  Funding: This work supported by the Off. of Naval Research, the Joint Technology Off., the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Air Force Research Lab, Army Night Vision Lab, and by DOE Contract DE-AC05-060R23177.

Operation of the JLab IR Upgrade FEL at CW powers in excess of 10 kW requires sustained production of high electron beam powers by the driver ERL. This in turn demands attention to numerous issues and effects, including: cathode lifetime; control of beamline and RF system vacuum during high current operation; longitudinal space charge; longitudinal and transverse matching of irregular/large volume phase space distributions; halo management; management of remnant dispersive effects; resistive wall, wake-field, and RF heating of beam vacuum chambers; the beam break up instability; the impact of coherent synchrotron radiation (both on beam quality and the performance of laser optics); magnetic component stability and reproducibility; and RF stability and reproducibility. We discuss our experience with these issues and describe the modus vivendi that has evolved during prolonged high current, high power beam and laser operation.

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WEPMN107 RF and Data Acquisition Systems for Fermilab's ILC SRF Cavity Vertical Test Stand 2286
  • J. P. Ozelis, R. Nehring
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois
  • C. Grenoble, T. Powers
    Jefferson Lab, Newport News, Virginia
  Funding: Operated by Universities Research Association, Inc. for the U. S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC02-76CH03000

Fermilab is developing a facility for vertical testing of SRF cavities as part of a program to improve cavity performance reproducibility for the ILC. The RF system for this facility, using the classic combination of oscillator, phase detector/mixer, and loop amplifier to detect the resonant cavity frequency and lock onto the cavity, is based on the proven production cavity test systems used at Jefferson Lab for CEBAF and SNS cavity testing. The design approach is modular in nature, using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components. This yields a system that can be easily debugged and modified, and with ready availability of spares. Data acquisition and control is provided by a PXI-based hardware platform in conjunction with software developed in the LabView programming environment. This software provides for amplitude and phase adjustment of incident RF power, and measures all relevant cavity power levels, cavity thermal environment parameters, as well as field emission-produced radiation. It also calculates the various cavity performance parameters and their associated errors. Performance during system commissioning and initial cavity tests will be presented.