Bonn 2010 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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HK: Fachverband Physik der Hadronen und Kerne

HK 32: Beschleunigerphysik II

HK 32.3: Vortrag

Dienstag, 16. März 2010, 17:15–17:30, HG ÜR 4

Status of the new low level RF control system for the S-DALINAC* — •Martin Konrad, Asim Araz, Uwe Bonnes, Christoph Burandt, Ralf Eichhorn, and Norbert Pietralla — Institut für Kernphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Schlossgartenstraße 9, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany

The high quality factor of the superconducting 3 GHz cavities of the S-DALINAC in combination with microphonic disturbances leads to permanent fluctuations in amplitude and phase of the accelerating field. These fluctuations increase the energy spread of the beam which has to be compensated by a low level RF control system. To meet the required stability the existing analog control system has to be replaced by a digital one.

The existing analog control system converts the 3 GHz signals down to the base band. This concept has also been followed by the new digital system. The digital signal processing is done in a FPGA which allows for a maximum of flexibility in the control algorithms. Superconducting cavities are operated in a self-excited loop whereas a generator driven resonator is used for normalconducting cavities.

This talk covers the implementation of the different control algorithms and reports on results obtained with a prototype.

*Supported by DFG through SFB 634.

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