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Swent, R.

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WEPMS028 Converter-Modulator Design and Operations for the ILC L-band Test Stand 2397
  • W. Reass
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • C. Adolphsen, T. G. Beukers, C. Burkhart, R. L. Cassel, M. N. Nguyen, G. C. Pappas, R. Swent, A. C. de Lira
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California
  • D. E. Anderson
    ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  Funding: This work supported by Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Department of Energy.

To facilitate a rapid response to the International Linear Collider (ILC) L-Band development program at SLAC, a spare converter-modulator was shipped from Los Alamos. This modulator was to be a spare for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) accelerator at ORNL. The ILC application requires a 33% higher peak output power (15 MW) and output current (130 Amp). This presents significant design challenges to modify the existing hardware and yet maintain switching parameters and thermal cycling within the semiconductor component ratings. To minimize IGBT commutation and free-wheeling diode currents, a different set of optimizations, as compared to the SNS design, were used to tune the resonant switching networks. Additional complexities arose as nanocrystalline cores with different performance characteristics (as compared to SNS), were used to fabricate the resonant "boost" transformers. This paper will describe the electrical design, system modifications, modeling efforts, and resulting electrical performance as implemented for the ILC L-band test stand.

WEPMS043 An RF Waveguide Distribution System for the ILC Test Accelerator at NML 2442
  • C. D. Nantista, C. Adolphsen, G. B. Bowden, B. D. McKee, R. Swent
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California
  Funding: Work supported by the U. S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC02-76SF00515.

An ILC R&D facility is being constructed in the NML building at Fermilab which, in addition to an injector and beam dump with spectrometer, will contain up to three cryomodules worth of ILC-type superconducting 9-cell cavities, 24 in all. This linac will be powered by a single klystron. As part of SLAC?s contribution to this project, we will provide a distribution network in WR650 waveguide to the various cavity couplers. In addition to commercial waveguide components and circulators and loads developed for TESLA, this sytem will include adjustable tap-offs, and customized hybrids. In one configuration, the circulators will be removed to test pair-wise cancellation of cavity reflections through hybrids. The system will be pressurized with nitrogen to 3 bar absolute to avoid the need for SF6 at windows or circulator. The full distribution for the first cryomodule will be delivered and installed later this year. We describe the design of the system and completed RF testing.

WEPMS017 High-Power Coupler Component Test Stand Status and Results 2367
  • B. Rusnak
    LLNL, Livermore, California
  • C. Adolphsen, G. B. Bowden, L. Ge, R. K. Jobe, Z. Li, B. D. McKee, C. D. Nantista, J. Tice, F. Wang
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California
  • R. Swent
    Stanford University, Stanford, Califormia
  Funding: This work was performed under the auspices of the U. S. DOE by the University of California, LLNL under Contract No. W-7405-Eng-48. SLAC Work supported under Contract No. W-7405-Eng-48.

Fundamental power couplers for superconducting accelerator applications like the ILC are complicated RF transmission line assemblies due to their having to simultaneously accommodate demanding RF power, cryogenic, and cleanliness constraints. When these couplers are RF conditioned, the observed response is an aggregate of all the parts of the coupler and the specific features that dominate the conditioning response are unknown. To better understand and characterize RF conditioning phenomena toward improving performance and reducing conditioning time, a high-power coupler component test stand has been built at SLAC. Operating at 1.3 GHz, this test stand was designed to measure the conditioning behavior of select components of the TTFIII coupler independently, including outer-conductor bellows, diameter changes, copper plating and surface preparations, and cold window geometries and coatings. A description of the test stand, the measurement approach, and a summary of the results obtained are presented.