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Frommberger, F.

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TUP007 Machine-Mode Aware Beam Loss Monitoring 93
  • J. Dedič, M. Kobal, R. Štefanič
    Cosylab, Ljubljana
  • A. Balling, F. Frommberger, W. Hillert
    ELSA, Bonn
  Beam-loss level monitoring is a powerful diagnostic tool concerning accelerator health. Particles leave the vacuum pipe for various reasons, such as intrabeam scattering (Touschek effect), residual gas molecules, closed orbit distortions or mechanical obstacles (aperture restrictions, installation errors). These can be identified by appropriate measurements. The steady-state beam loss level varies throughout the machine and has to be measured and documented for further reference. Besides general radiation safety purposes, changes (especially increases) occurring after machine upgrades are of special interest. When simple monitoring of average beam loss fluctuations is insufficient, problem diagnostics should be further enhanced by correlating beam loss monitor (BLM) detector readout with events in the machine. For best flexibility, pulses should only be counted at certain conditions and during well defined time slots synchronized with the current machine operation cycle. In cooperation with Cosylab, such an advanced BLM acquisition system was developed for the Electron Stretcher Accelerator ELSA (University of Bonn, Germany), allowing various optimized acquisition modes.  
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