Publications by Douglas Bett


Development of a high-resolution, broad-band, stripline beam position monitoring system

IPAC 2013: Proceedings of the 4th International Particle Accelerator Conference (2013) 804-806

DR Bett, NB Kraljevic, PN Burrows, GB Christian, MR Davis, YI Kim, C Perry, R Apsimon, B Constance, JR Lopez

A low-latency, sub-micron resolution stripline beam position monitoring system has been developed and tested with beam at the KEK Accelerator Test Facility, where it has been used as part of a feedback system for beam stabilisation. The fast analogue front-end signal processor is based on a single-stage down-mixer and is combined with an FPGA-based system for digitisation and feedback control. A resolution as low as 400 nm has been demonstrated for beam intensities of ∼1 nC, with singlepass beam. The latest results of recent modifications to balance the input path lengths to the processor will be discussed. These modifications compensate for the inherent phase sensitivity of the processors, and hence improve the intrinsic resolution, without the need for offline correction. Modifications to the FPGA firmware will also be described, to allow for flexible operation with variable system-synchronous data acquisition at up to 400 MHz, with up to nine data channels of 13-bit width, and a nominal record length of 1 kS/channel/pulse (extensible to a total record length of 120 kS per pulse, for example, for use with long bunch trains or wide-band multi-turn measurements in storage rings). Copyright © 2013 by JACoW.


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