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Title: RFQ accelerator tuning system

A cooling system is provided for maintaining a preselected operating temperature in a device, which may be an RFQ accelerator, having a variable heat removal requirement, by circulating a cooling fluid through a cooling system remote from the device. Internal sensors in the device enable an estimated error signal to be generated from parameters which are indicative of the heat removal requirement from the device. Sensors are provided at predetermined locations in the cooling system for outputting operational temperature signals. Analog and digital computers define a control signal functionally related to the temperature signals and the estimated error signal, where the control signal is defined effective to return the device to the preselected operating temperature in a stable manner. The cooling system includes a first heat sink responsive to a first portion of the control signal to remove heat from a major portion of the circulating fluid. A second heat sink is responsive to a second portion of the control signal to remove heat from a minor portion of the circulating fluid. The cooled major and minor portions of the circulating fluid are mixed in response to a mixing portion of the control signal, which is effective to proportion themore » major and minor portions of the circulating fluid to establish a mixed fluid temperature which is effective to define the preselected operating temperature for the remote device. In an RFQ environment the stable temperature control enables the resonant frequency of the device to be maintained at substantially a predetermined value during transient operations. 3 figs.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7018647
Report Number(s):
US 4939419; A
PPN: US 7-180498
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12 Apr 1988
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; COOLING SYSTEMS; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; DESIGN; CONTROL SYSTEMS; COOLANTS; HEAT SINKS; HEAT TRANSFER; TUNING; CONTROL; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENERGY TRANSFER; SINKS 430300* -- Particle Accelerators-- Auxiliaries & Components