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Author Schmidt, Charles W.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Full Power ♦ Linac Upgrade ♦ Beam Commissioning ♦ Operating Linac ♦ Sixteen-cell Cavity ♦ Four-cell Cavity ♦ 25-mhz Drift-tube Linac ♦ Mw Power Klystron ♦ Significant Period ♦ Side-coupled Structure ♦ Short Period ♦ Booster Synchrotron ♦ New Linac ♦ Normal Operation ♦ Early June ♦ Alvarez Linac Tank ♦ Sixteen Cell ♦ Transition Section ♦ 400-mev Upgrade ♦ Upgrade Component ♦ Future Activity ♦ New Booster Injection Girder ♦ Linac Enclosure ♦ 805-mhz Side-coupled Cell ♦ New Transport Line ♦ Beam-line Installation ♦ Linac Energy ♦ Fermilab Linac Upgrade ♦ Energy Measurement
Abstract The Fermilab Linac Upgrade will increase the linac energy from 201 MeV to 401.5 MeV. Seven accelerating modules, composed of 805-MHz side-coupled cells, will accelerate H- beams from 116.5 to 401.5 MeV. The side-coupled structure (SCS) has been built, tuned, tested to full power, and placed in the linac enclosure along side the operating Linac. All seven accelerating modules, each containing four sections of sixteen cells, have been connected to 1%MW power klystrons and tested to full power for a significant period. The transition section to match the beam from the 201.25-MHz drift-tube linac to the SCS, consisting of a sixteen-cell cavity and a vernier four-cell cavity, has also been tested at full power. A new transport line from the Linac to the Booster synchrotron with a new Booster injection girder is to be installed. Removal of the last four Alvarez linac tanks (116.5 to 201 MeV) and beam-line installation of the Upgrade components is to begin in early June 1993 and should take about 12 weeks. Beam commissioning of the project will follow and normal operation is expected in a short period. In preparation for beam commissioning, studies are being done with the operating linac to characterize the beam at transition and prepare for phase, amplitude and energy measurements to commission the new linac. The past, present and future activities of the 400-MeV Upgrade will be reviewed.
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