Author: McKerns, M.
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TUPA55 Progress Toward Improving Accelerator Performance and Automating Operations with Advanced Analysis Software 465
  • J.E. Koglin, J.E. Coleman, M. McKerns, D. Ronquillo, A. Scheinker
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  Funding: Research presented in this conference paper was supported by the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program of Los Alamos National Laboratory under project numbers XXG2, XX8R and XXB6.
The penetrating radiography provided by the Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) facility is a key capability in executing a core mission of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). A new suite of software is being developed in the Python programming language to support operations of the of two DARHT linear induction accelerators (LIAs). Historical data, built as hdf5 data structures for over a decade of operations, are being used to develop automated failure and anomaly detection software and train machine learning models to assist in beam tuning. Adaptive machine learning (AML) that incorporate physics-based models are being designed to use non-invasive diagnostic measurements to address the challenge of time variation in accelerator performance and target density evolution. AML methods are also being developed for experiments that use invasive diagnostics to understand the accelerator behavior at key locations, the results of which will be fed back into the accelerator models. The status and future outlook for these developments will be reported, including how Jupyter notebooks are being used to rapidly deploy these advances as highly-interactive web applications.
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DOI • reference for this paper ※ doi:10.18429/JACoW-NAPAC2022-TUPA55  
About • Received ※ 15 July 2022 — Revised ※ 08 August 2022 — Accepted ※ 10 August 2022 — Issue date ※ 12 August 2022
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