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Title: Beam Position Monitor Electronics Upgrade for Fermilab Switchyard

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Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1172572
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-14-328-AD
arXiv eprint number arXiv:1502.01745
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Stabile, P., Diamond, J.S., Fitzgerald, J.A., Liu, N., Morris, D.K., Prieto, P.S., and Seraphin, J.P.. Beam Position Monitor Electronics Upgrade for Fermilab Switchyard. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Stabile, P., Diamond, J.S., Fitzgerald, J.A., Liu, N., Morris, D.K., Prieto, P.S., & Seraphin, J.P.. Beam Position Monitor Electronics Upgrade for Fermilab Switchyard. United States.
Stabile, P., Diamond, J.S., Fitzgerald, J.A., Liu, N., Morris, D.K., Prieto, P.S., and Seraphin, J.P.. Mon . "Beam Position Monitor Electronics Upgrade for Fermilab Switchyard". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1172572.
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  • The readout electronics for the resonant beam position monitors (BPMs) in the Fermilab Switchyard (SY) have been upgraded, utilizing a low noise amplifier transition board and Fermilab designed digitizer boards. The stripline BPMs are estimated to have an average signal output of between -110 dBm and -80 dBm, with an estimated peak output of -70 dBm. The external resonant circuit is tuned to the SY machine frequency of 53.10348 MHz. Both the digitizer and transition boards have variable gain in order to accommodate the large dynamic range and irregularity of the resonant extraction spill. These BPMs will aid in auto-tuningmore » of the SY beamline as well as enabling operators to monitor beam position through the spill.« less
  • An upgrade of the Beam Position Monitor (BPM) signal processing and data acquisition system for the Fermilab Main Injector is described. The Main Injector is a fast cycling synchrotron that accelerates protons or antiprotons from 8 to 150 GeV. Each Main Injector cycle can have a totally different magnet ramp, RF frequency configuration, beam bunch structure, and injection/extraction pattern from the previous cycle. The new BPM system provides the capabilities and flexibility required by the dynamic and complex machine operations. The system offers measurement capability in the 2.5 MHz and 53 MHz channels to detect the range of bunch structuresmore » for protons and antiprotons in both wideband (turn-by-turn) and narrowband (closed-orbit) modes. The new BPM read-out system is based on the digital receiver concept and is highly configurable, allowing the signal processing of nearly all Main Injector beam conditions, including the detection of individual batches. An overview of the BPM system in the Main Injector operating environment, some technology details and first beam measurements are presented.« less
  • Two types of switched electrode electronics beam position monitors are in use at Jefferson Lab. Together they provide accurate beam position to the control system for beam intensities between 50 nA and 2 mA. One version, called the linac style, has a switching frequency of 125 kHz. The other, called the transport type, has a switching frequency of 7 kHz. The basic system provides information to the control system at a 1 Hz update rate. The systems are regularly used to measure the AC component of beam position and energy as well as suppress this motion as part of amore » fast feedback system. Position data produced by the system are also acquired on an event by event basis as part of the nuclear physics program in two of the experimental halls. This paper will focus on the AC characteristics of the system. These characteristics are affected by analog filter frequencies and a time delay between the measurement of the positive electrode signal and the negative electrode signal. The errors introduced by position and intensity modulation on the measured beam characteristics will also be discussed.« less
  • An upgrade of the Beam Position Monitor (BPM) signal processing and data acquisition system for the Fermilab Main Injector is described. The Main Injector is a fast cycling synchrotron that accelerates protons or antiprotons from 8 to 150 GeV, Each Main Injector cycle can have a totally different magnet ramp, RF frequency configuration, beam bunch structure, and injection/extraction pattern from the previous cycle. The new BPM system provides the capabilities and flexibility required by the dynamic and complex machine operations. The system offers measurement capability in the 2.5 MHz and 53 MHz channels to detect the range of bunch structuresmore » for protons and antiprotons in both wideband (turn-by-turn) and narrowband (closed-orbit) modes. The new BPM read-out system is based on the digital receiver concept and is highly configurable, allowing the signal processing of nearly all Main Injector beam conditions, including the detection of individual batches. An overview of the BPM system in the Main Injector operating environment, some technology details and first beam measurements are presented.« less
  • The Low-Energy Demonstration Accelerator (LEDA), designed and built at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, is part of the Accelerator Production of Tritium (APT) program and provides a platform for measuring high-power proton beam-halo formation. Beam Position Monitors (BPMs) are placed along the FODO lattice and the HEBT. The BPM systems employing log-ratio processor electronics have recently been upgraded for all fifteen BPMs along the accelerator. Two types of calibration are now used. The first corrects for errors within the electronics module and the log-amp transfer function non-conformity. The second is a single-point routine used to correct for cable plant attenuationmore » differences. This paper will also cover the new switching systems used for various system calibration modes as well as various results from LEDA beam runs. New switching algorithms were implemented in order to remove sensitive electronic switches from within the beam tunnel radiation environment. Attention will be paid to the calibration algorithms and switching system interactions, and how well they work in practice.« less