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Title: Design of a Marx-Topology Modulator for FNAL Linac

The Fermilab Proton Improvement Plan (PIP) was formed in late 2011 to address important and necessary upgrades to the Proton Source machines (Injector line, Linac and Booster). The goal is to increase the proton flux by doubling the Booster beam cycle rate while maintaining the same intensity per cycle, the same uptime, and the same residual activation in the enclosure. For the Linac, the main focus within PIP is to address reliability. One of the main tasks is to replace the present hard-tube modulator used on the 200 MHz RF system. Plans to replace this high power system with a Marx-topology modulator, capable of providing the required waveform shaping to stabilize the accelerating gradient and compensate for beam loading, will be presented, along with development data from the prototype unit.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1209246
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF--15-094-AD
arXiv eprint number arXiv:1504.07589; TRN: US1600134
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conf info unknown
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR; MHZ RANGE 100-1000; DESIGN; RF SYSTEMS; RELIABILITY; WAVE FORMS; PULSE SHAPERS