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Visser, G.

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WEPMS027 The Klystron RF Systems for the Indiana University LENS Accelerator 2394
  • W. Reass, D. Rees
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • V. P. Derenchuk, T. Rinckel, G. Visser
    IUCF, Bloomington, Indiana
  Funding: This work supported by the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility.

This paper describes the Klystron RF systems for the Indiana University Low Energy Neutron Source (LENS) accelerator 425 MHz Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) and Drift Tube Linac (DTL) systems. Of interest in the power conditioning system is the design of the totem-pole grid-catch modulator for the mod-anode klystrons. This topology provides a fast rise and fall and closed loop regulation for the klystron mod-anode to cathode voltage, which minimizes RF amplitude and phase droop while maximizing efficiency. Another advantage is that short pulse high rep-rate operation is viable within the average power capabilities of the klystron. The 425 MHz, 1.25 MW klystron amplifier chain will also be detailed. Of final interest, is the digital low level RF system. This provides vector control of the cavity field using direct conversion, non-I/Q sampling architecture, at a sampling rate of 132 MHz with a 12-bit ADC. Four input and two output channels are integrated into a 6U VME module, with all DSP functions performed in Xilinx Spartan-3 field-programmable gate arrays. The design and implementation of these systems, coupled with LENS operational results, will be presented.