Author: Williamson, R.E.
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MOPP031 Optimisation of the ISIS Proton Synchrotron Experimental Damping System 166
 
  • A. Pertica, D.W. Posthuma de Boer, R.E. Williamson
    STFC/RAL/ISIS, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, United Kingdom
  • J. Komppula
    CERN, Meyrin, Switzerland
 
  The ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, located in the UK, consists of a H linear accelerator, a rapid cycling proton synchrotron and two extraction lines delivering protons onto heavy metal targets. One of the limiting factors for achieving higher intensities in the accelerator is the head-tail instability present in the synchrotron, around 2ms after injection. In order to mitigate this instability, an experimental damping system is being developed for the ISIS synchrotron. Initial tests using a split electrode BPM as a pickup and a ferrite loaded kicker as a damper showed positive results. This paper describes the different developments made to the damping system and planned improvements to optimize its performance for use in normal operations.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IBIC2019-MOPP031  
About • paper received ※ 04 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 09 September 2019       issue date ※ 10 November 2019  
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TUPP037 Studies of the Time Structure of Ionisation Beam Profile Measurements in the ISIS Extracted Proton Beamline 407
 
  • C.C. Wilcox, W.A. Frank, A. Pertica, R.E. Williamson
    STFC/RAL/ISIS, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, United Kingdom
 
  Ionisation Profile Monitors (IPMs) are used at the ISIS neutron and muon source to perform non-destructive transverse beam profile measurements. An in-house particle tracking code, combined with 3D CST modelling of the electric fields within the monitors, has been used to improve understanding of the various error sources within the IPMs, and shows close agreement with profile measurements in the synchrotron. To allow for detailed benchmarking studies, an IPM has been installed in Extracted Proton Beamline 1 (EPB1), enabling comparison with secondary emission (SEM) grid measurements. However, the IPM measurements taken in EPB1 show increased levels of profile broadening at operational beam intensities, which are not reproduced by SEM measurements or simulation. To investigate these differences, studies of the time structure of measured profiles are being performed. This paper details the development of new, high-speed multichannel data acquisition electronics, required to perform these studies. Resulting measurements are discussed, along with an analysis of the data’s time structure and a comparison with that predicted by the IPM code.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IBIC2019-TUPP037  
About • paper received ※ 04 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 11 September 2019       issue date ※ 10 November 2019  
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