Holger Schlarb (DESY)
In 2010, the decision was taken to base the European XFEL LLRF controls hardware on the new emerging crate standard MTCA.4. First proof-of-principle experiments to operate a cryogenic accelerator module equipped with 8 cavities have been successfully carried out in autumn 2011. The final board design choices, several improvements and architectural adaptions have since been made allowing now...
83. BNL Lab Talk: Recent Applications and Performance of the RHIC LLRF Platform Across the Collider-Accelerator Complex
Kevin Smith (BNL)
The RF systems of the Collider-Accelerator complex at BNL present a significant and diverse array of LLRF control challenges: multiple hadron species, fast cycle to cycle configuration changes, large frequency sweeps, precision wide dynamic range cavity control, beam control feedback loops, complex RF bunch manipulation gymnastics, machine to machine synchronization, system protection,...
Bo Hong (SLAC)
The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) utilizes the last 1 km of the SLAC Linac to serve as the electron beam source for the free electron laser (FEL). The FEL provides the x-ray pulses from several to a few hundred femtoseconds. To achieve this goal, the RF system is required to be temporally stable below 100fS in several critical klystron stations. A lot of R&D and upgrades of the LLRF...
Mr Roger Kalt (Paul Scherrer Institut)
PSI prepares the construction of an X-ray free-electron laser facility, SwissFEL, which has received full funding by end of 2012. The baseline design consists of a 5.8 GeV normal conducting linear accelerator operated with a repetition frequency of 100 Hz and two FEL lines providing X-rays with pulse lengths in the fs range and wavelengths down to 0.1 nm. The generation of high-brightness...