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  • Main Title Position measurements for the isotope production facility and the switchyard kicker upgrade projects


  • Author: Gilpatrick, J. D. (John Douglas)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Barr, D. S. (Dean S.)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: O'Hara, J. F. (James F.)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Shurter, R. B. (Robert B.)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Stettler, M. W. (Matthew W.)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Martinez, D. G. (Derwin G.)
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2003-01-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) is installing two beam lines to both improve operational tuning and provide new capabilities within the facility. The Isotope Production Facility (IPF) will provide isotopes for medical purposes by using the H' beam spur at 100 MeV and the Switchyard Kicker Upgrade (SYK) will allow the LANSCE 800-MeV H beam to be rapidly switched between various beam lines within the facility. The beam position measurements for both of these beam lines uses a standard micro-stripline beam position monitor (BPM) with both a 50-mm and 75-mm radius. The cable plant is unique in that it unambiguously provides a method of verifying the operation of the complete position measurement. The processing electronics module uses a log ratio technique with error corrections such that it has a dynamic range of -12 dBm to -85 dBm with errors less than 0.15 dB within this range. This paper will describe the primary components of these measurement systems and provide initial data of their operation.
  • Physical Description: 3 p.


  • Keyword: Tuning
  • Keyword: Neutrons
  • STI Subject Categories: 43 Particle Accelerators
  • Keyword: Processing
  • Keyword: Isotope Production
  • Keyword: Los Alamos
  • Keyword: Beam Position
  • Keyword: Accelerators
  • Keyword: Monitors
  • Keyword: Cables


  • Conference: Submitted to: 2003 Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC2003), Portland, OR, May 12-16, 2003


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: LA-UR-03-2981
  • Grant Number: none
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 976637
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc925637