Author: Castellano, L.J.
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TUPA58 Iterative Tuning of the Beam Feedforward Controller for LANSCE LINAC Digital Low Level RF Control System 475
  • S. Kwon, A.T. Archuleta, L.J. Castellano, M.S. Prokop, C. Rose, P.A. Torrez, P. Van Rooy
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  Funding: USDOE
This paper addresses an iterative particle beam phase and amplitude feedforward controller tuning method based on the gradient search approach. The method does not need an a priori plant model as it only needs data collected in previous experimental runs. The controller is implemented on a field programmable gate array (FPGA) equipped with a real-time operating system and a network connection. Data from each RF pulse is collected and sent via the network to the FPGA for processing. The controller tuning is performed between the RF pulses. Once the tuning is performed, the controller parameters are downloaded to the controller in the FPGA and new controller parameters are applied at the upcoming RF pulse
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DOI • reference for this paper ※ doi:10.18429/JACoW-NAPAC2022-TUPA58  
About • Received ※ 01 August 2022 — Revised ※ 09 August 2022 — Accepted ※ 10 August 2022 — Issue date ※ 07 September 2022
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TUPA69 Improving Cavity Phase Measurements at Los Alamos Neutron Science Center 493
  • P. Van Rooy, A.T. Archuleta, L.J. Castellano, S. Kwon, M.S. Prokop, P.A. Torrez
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  Control stability of the phase and amplitude in the cavity is a significant contributor to beam performance. The ability to measure phase and amplitude of pulsed RF systems at accuracies of ± 0.1 degrees and ± 0.1 percent required for our systems is difficult, and custom-designed circuitry is required. The digital low-level RF upgrade at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center is continuing to progress with improved cavity phase measurements. The previous generation of the cavity phase and amplitude measurement system has a phase ambiguity, which requires repeated calibrations to ascertain the correct phase direction. The new phase measurement system removes the ambiguity and the need for field calibration while improving the range and precision of the cavity phase measurements. In addition, the new digital low-level RF systems is designed to upgrade the legacy system without significant mechanical, electrical, or cabling changes. Performance data for the new phase measurement system is presented.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ doi:10.18429/JACoW-NAPAC2022-TUPA69  
About • Received ※ 02 August 2022 — Revised ※ 11 August 2022 — Accepted ※ 21 August 2022 — Issue date ※ 08 September 2022
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