UPGRADE TO INITIAL BPM ELECTRONICS MODULE AND BEAMLINE COMPONENTS FOR CALIBRATION OF THE LEDA BEAM POSITION MEASUREMENTS

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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 attenuation ... continued below

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BARR, D.S.; GILPATRICK, J.D. & SHURTER, R.B. June 1, 2001.

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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 attenuation 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.

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BARR, D.S.; GILPATRICK, J.D. & SHURTER, R.B. UPGRADE TO INITIAL BPM ELECTRONICS MODULE AND BEAMLINE COMPONENTS FOR CALIBRATION OF THE LEDA BEAM POSITION MEASUREMENTS, article, June 1, 2001; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc715169/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.