MC2: Photon Sources and Electron Accelerators
A08 Linear Accelerators
Paper Title Page
MOPGW004 Microphonics Suppression in ARIEL ACM1 Cryomodule 65
 
  • Y. Ma, K. Fong, J.J. Keir, D. Kishi, S.R. Koscielniak, D. Lang, R.E. Laxdal, R.S. Sekhon
    TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada
 
  Now the stage of the 30MeV portion of ARIEL (The Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory) e-Linac is under commissioning which includes an injector cryomodule (ICM) and the 1st accelerator cryomodule (ACM1) with two cavities configuration. The two ACM1 cavities are driven by a single klystron with vector-sum control and running in CW mode. During the commissioning, the ACM1 cavities gradient and stability was limited by ponderomotive effect. Acoustic noise from the environment vibration generated by cooling water system, cryogenic system and vacuum system have been identified to certain external source and some damping has been installed. In this paper, the progress of the microphonics suppression of ACM1 is presented.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPGW004  
About • paper received ※ 01 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 23 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPGW028 Study for the Alignment of Focusing Solenoid of ARES RF Gun and Effect of Misalignment of Solenoid on Emittance of Space Charge Dominated Electron Beam 147
SUSPFO028   use link to see paper's listing under its alternate paper code  
 
  • S. Yamin, R.W. Aßmann, B. Marchetti
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
 
  SINBAD (Short and INnovative Bunches and Accelerators at DESY) facility will host multiple experiments relating to ultra-short high brightness beams and novel experiments with ultra-high gradient. ARES (Accelerator Research Experiment at SINBAD) Linac is an S-band photo injector to produce such electron bunches at around 100 MeV. The Linac will be commissioned in stages with the first stage corresponding to gun commissioning. In this paper, we present studies about the scheme adopted for the alignment of focusing solenoid for the ARES gun. The method is bench marked using ASTRA simulations. Moreover the effect of misalignment of the solenoid on the emittance of space charge dominated scheme and its compensation is also discussed.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPGW028  
About • paper received ※ 26 April 2019       paper accepted ※ 18 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPTS001 Operational Experience with a Sled and Multibunch Injection at the Australian Synchrotron 830
 
  • M.P. Atkinson, G. LeBlanc
    AS - ANSTO, Clayton, Australia
  • K. Zingre
    ASCo, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
 
  The Australian third generation 3 GeV Synchrotron Light Source was originally commissioned with a 100 MeV linear accelerator (LINAC) fed by two 37 MW S band pulsed klystrons. A pulse compressor in form of a SLED cavity was added later to enable single klystron operation for redundancy in case of a modulator failure. The SLED was successfully commissioned in May 2017 including remote selection of single klystron with SLED operation without degradation of beam energy. Two years on there have been some unexpected operational benefits including reduced phase sensitivity and drift allowing repeatable injection based solely on diagnostic phase read backs. Temperature stabilised power amplifiers based on S band GaN radar technology are being trialed in the meantime with a goal to set and inject with minimal operator adjustment. The results from the SLED cavity upgrade are shown and the latest S band radar technology designs are outlined.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS001  
About • paper received ※ 15 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 23 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPTS002 Linac Energy Jitter Measurements with SPARK BPMs at ALBA 833
 
  • R. Muñoz Horta, D. Lanaia, E. Marín, A. Olmos, F. Pérez
    ALBA-CELLS Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
 
  At ALBA four Beam Position Monitors (BPMs) measure the beam position along the Linac to Booster Transfer Line. The BPM electronics (Libera Spark type) have been recently upgraded in order to be sensitive to single-pass beam detection. As a result, the position resolution measured in LTB BPMs has been increased by a factor 10 with respect to the former electronics. The increased resolution enables us to resolve the energy jitter of the Linac beam, providing an on-line measurement of the Linac energy during regular operation. In this paper a study of the Linac energy jitter is presented as well as its correlation with the jitter sources.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS002  
About • paper received ※ 15 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 20 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPTS014 The Experimental Area at the ARES LINAC 867
 
  • F. Burkart, R.W. Aßmann, U. Dorda, J. Hauser, S. Lederer, F. Lemery, B. Marchetti, F. Mayet, E. Panofski, P. Wiesener
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • M. Trunk
    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
 
  The ARES (Accelerator Research Experiment at SINBAD) linac at the accelerator R&D facility SINBAD (Short innovative bunches and accelerators at DESY) will drive multiple independent experiments including the acceleration of ultrashort electron bunches. In addition the linac will host an experimental area, open for transnational access, to study advanced high gradient, laser driven, acceleration concepts, like the ones studied within the ACHIP (accelerator on a chip) project. The area will be operational mid-2019. This paper will report on the current status of the experimental area, including hardware parameters, beam optics, achievable beam parameters, design of the experimental chamber and commissioning plans. The modification plans for a micro-bunching experiment in the frame of the ACHIP experiment and future upgrade plans will be shown and discussed in detail.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS014  
About • paper received ※ 14 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 20 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPTS018 First Electron Beam at the Linear Accelerator FLUTE at KIT 882
 
  • M.J. Nasse, A. Bernhard, E. Bründermann, A. Böhm, S. Funkner, B. Härer, I. Križnar, A. Malygin, S. Marsching, W. Mexner, A.-S. Müller, G. Niehues, R. Ruprecht, T. Schmelzer, M. Schuh, N.J. Smale, P. Wesolowski, M. Yan
    KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
 
  Funding: The SRR project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement No 730871.
The first electron beams were generated in the 7 MeV section of the short-pulse linear accelerator test facility FLUTE (Ferninfrarot Linac- Und Test-Experiment) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In this contribution we show images of the electron beam on a YAG-screen (yttrium aluminum garnet) as well as signals from an integrating current transformer (ICT) and a Faraday cup. Furthermore, the progress of tuning the FLUTE electron bunches for experiments is presented.
 
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS018  
About • paper received ※ 10 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 20 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPTS025 Overview of the ARES Bunch Compressor at SINBAD 902
 
  • F. Lemery
    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • R.W. Aßmann, U. Dorda, K. Flöttmann, J. Hauser, M. Hüning, G. Kube, M. Lantschner, S. Lederer, B. Marchetti, N. Mildner, M. Pelzer, M. Rosan, J. Tiessen, K. Wittenburg
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
 
  Funding: This project has received funding from the European Unions Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 730871.
Bunch compressors are essential for the generation of short bunches with applications in e.g. colliders, free electron lasers, and advanced accelerator concepts. The up-and-coming ARES accelerator located at SINBAD, DESY will support the formation of ~100~MeV, pC, sub-fs electron bunches for LWFA research and development. We give an overview on the ARES bunch compressor, providing start-to-end simulations of the machine and an update on its technical design.
 
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS025  
About • paper received ※ 17 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 20 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPTS026 Status Report of the SINBAD-ARES RF Photoinjector and LINAC Commissioning 906
 
  • E. Panofski, R.W. Aßmann, F. Burkart, U. Dorda, K. Flöttmann, M. Hüning, B. Marchetti, D. Marx, F. Mayet, P.A. Walker, S. Yamin
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
 
  The accelerator R&D facility SINBAD (Short innovative bunches and accelerators at DESY) will drive multiple independent experiments including the acceleration of ultrashort electron bunches and the test of advanced high gradient acceleration concepts. The SINBAD-ARES (Accelerator Research Experiment at SINBAD) setup hosts a normal conducting RF photoinjector generating a low charge electron beam that is afterwards accelerated to 100 MeV by an S-band linac section. The linac as well as a magnetic chicane allow the production of ultrashort pulses with an excellent arrival-time stability. The high brightness beam has then the potential to serve as a test beam for next generation compact acceleration schemes. The setup of the SINBAD-ARES facility will proceed in stages. We report on the current status of the ARES RF gun and linac commissioning.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS026  
About • paper received ※ 22 April 2019       paper accepted ※ 20 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPTS030 Characterisation and First Beam Line Tests of the Elbe Stripline Kicker 918
 
  • Ch. Schneider, A. Arnold, M. Freitag, J. Hauser, P. Michel
    HZDR, Dresden, Germany
 
  The linac based CW electron accelerator ELBE operates different secondary beamlines one at a time. For the future different end stations should be served simultaneously, hence specific bunch patterns have to be kicked into different beam-lines. The variability of the bunch pattern and the frequency resp. switching time are one of the main arguments for a stripline-kicker. A design with two tapered active electrodes and two ground fenders was optimized in time and frequency domain with the software package CST. From that a design has been transferred into a construction and was manufactured. The prototype has been tested in the laboratory and installed in the ELBE beam line. The presentation summarises the recent results and the first beam line test.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS030  
About • paper received ※ 10 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 20 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPTS052 Simulation of Electric and Thermal Behavior of Cryogenic Three-cell Copper Accelerating Cavity for High Gradient Experiments 980
 
  • T. Tanaka, K. Hayakawa, Y. Hayakawa, K. Nogami, T. Sakai, Y. Sumitomo, Y. Takahashi
    LEBRA, Funabashi, Japan
 
  A C-band three-cell pi-mode accelerating cavity made of high purity copper is under design for use in ultra-high accelerating gradient experiments at a cavity temperature of 20 K. The basic configuration, consisting of mode converter, short circular waveguide and cells with round periphery, is the same as that which was previously employed in the cold model for a 2.6-cell photocathode electron gun cavity. Though the 0.6-cell part in the previous model is replaced with a full cell having a beam duct, the overall electric property of the cavity will not change significantly. The RF input coupling coefficient is adjusted to around 10 at 20 K, which is expected to be lowered significantly due to the increase in the surface resistance by the rapid temperature rise during a high power RF input. The results of the simulations on the electric field and the temperature rise along the cavity surface during the RF pulse are discussed in the report.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS052  
About • paper received ※ 13 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 19 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPTS054 Status of the CLEAR Electron Beam User Facility at CERN 983
 
  • K.N. Sjobak, E. Adli, C.A. Lindstrøm
    University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  • M. Bergamaschi, S. Burger, R. Corsini, A. Curcio, S. Curt, S. Döbert, W. Farabolini, D. Gamba, L. Garolfi, A. Gilardi, I. Gorgisyan, E. Granados, H. Guerin, R. Kieffer, M. Krupa, T. Lefèvre, S. Mazzoni, G. McMonagle, N. Nadenau, H. Panuganti, S. Pitman, V. Rude, A. Schlogelhofer, P.K. Skowroński, M. Wendt, A. P. Zemanek
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • A. Lyapin
    UCL, London, United Kingdom
 
  The CERN Linear Electron Accelerator for Research (CLEAR) has now finished its second year of operation, providing a testbed for new accelerator technologies and a versatile radiation source. Hosting a varied experimental program, this beamline provides a flexible test facility for users both internal and external to CERN, as well as being an excellent accelerator physics training ground. The energy can be varied between 60 and 220 MeV, bunch length between 1 and 4 ps, bunch charge in the range 10 pC to 2 nC, and number of bunches in the range 1 to 200, at a repetition rate of 0.8 to 10 Hz. The status of the facility with an overview of the recent experimental results is presented.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS054  
About • paper received ※ 12 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 20 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPTS067 The Progress in Physics Design of HEPS LINAC 1008
 
  • C. Meng, D.Y. He, X. He, J.Y. Li, Y.M. Peng, S.C. Wang, O. Xiao, J.R. Zhang, S.P. Zhang
    IHEP, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
 
  The High Energy Photon Source (HEPS) is a 6-GeV, ultralow-emittance light source to be built in China. The injector is composed of a 500-MeV Linac and a full energy booster. According to the study and com-missioning consideration of on-axis swap-out injec-tion system, a high bunch charge injector is desirable and a Linac that can provide 7nC per bunch electron beam to booster is needed. This paper present different bunching system schemes and the performance of different schemes are discussed.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS067  
About • paper received ※ 14 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 17 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPTS073 Bunching System Optimization Based on MOGA 1018
SUSPFO082   use link to see paper's listing under its alternate paper code  
 
  • S.P. Zhang, J.Y. Li, C. Meng
    IHEP, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
 
  Multiobjective Genetic Algorithms (MOGA) is effective in dealing with optimization problems with multiple objectives. The bunching system of the High Energy Photon Source (HEPS) linac adopts a traditional bunching system for compressing electron beams with a pulse charge of 4 nC. The bunching system is optimized using MOGA. The optimization include minimizing the normalized emittance and maximizing transmission efficiency. The optimization results have reached the design target, and are presented in this paper.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS073  
About • paper received ※ 15 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 23 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPTS095 Optimization of the Alba Linac Operation Modes 1086
 
  • E. Marín, D. Lanaia, R. Muñoz Horta, F. Pérez
    ALBA-CELLS Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
 
  ALBA is a third generation synchrotron light source that consists on a linac, booster and storage ring. The linac is capable of operating in single (SBM) and multi-bunch injection mode (MBM). Since 2016 the Single Bunch Bucket Selection algorithm which runs in SBM, permits to inject on a selected bucket keeping the charge uniformity along the ring below 4\%. However when running in SBM a significantly lower transmission along the linac is observed, with respect to the one when running in MBM. Simulation efforts have been deployed in order to build up a reliable model of the ALBA linac which can reproduce the experimental measurements. In this paper we present the new simulation model that renders the experimental observations, and the new optimization procedure developed in simulations and tested in the real machine.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS095  
About • paper received ※ 12 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 20 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPTS104 A Toolkit for Tracing Electron Beam Envelope at Low Energy Section of TPS Linac 1122
 
  • H.H. Chen, H.C. Chen, K.-K. Lin, Y.K. Lin
    NSRRC, Hsinchu, Taiwan
 
  Based on calculated Bz of solenoids installed at the TPS linac low energy section, the electron beam envelope along beam centerline has been explored in this work using the initial and boundary conditions provided in the linac specifications. Concept of magnetic flux compression is adopt to analyze the beam size variation along linac centerline. The calculated result of selected checkpoints has been experimentally verified using screen monitors. In order to benefit tuning capability in routine operation, the display of beam size variation along centerline is integrated into the previously developed toolkit ’linac’. It is hope that it will provide an interactive approach for linac tune-up process and would be helpful to its routine operation.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS104  
About • paper received ※ 23 April 2019       paper accepted ※ 20 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPTS105 The High Brightness Photo-injector for THz CUR/VUV FEL at NSRRC 1125
 
  • A.P. Lee, M.C. Chou, H.P. Hsueh, J.-Y. Hwang, W.K. Lau
    NSRRC, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • P. Wang
    NTHU, Hsinchu, Taiwan
 
  A high brightness photo-injector has been build for THz coherent undulator radiation and VUV free electron laser test facility at NSRRC. In the first phase, the photo-injector was used to produce ultra-short electron bunches for THz CUR generation. The electron beam is generated form a photocathode rf gun followed by a solenoid for emittance compensation. Then A 5.2 m S-band linac accelerates the electron beam and compresses the beam by velocity bunching. Since the beam emittance will grow during the velocity bunching process, a solenoid system was installed to reduce the emmitance growth. Downstream the linac, a quadruple magnet was use for emittance measurement by quadruple scan method and the bunch length was measured by the coherent transition radiation. Finally, the ultra-short electron bunch with about few hundreds picoseconds passes through a U100 planer undulator can produce THz coherent undulator radiation. The instrument setup and results of measurement are presented in this paper.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS105  
About • paper received ※ 14 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 17 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPTS117 Exploration of High-Gradient Structures for 4th Generation Light Sources 1155
 
  • S.J. Smith, S. Biedron, S.I. Sosa Guitron
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
  • T.B. Bolin
    Element Aero, Chicago, USA
  • B.E. Carlsten, F.L. Krawczyk
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  • J.R. Cary, D.M. Cheatham
    Tech-X, Boulder, Colorado, USA
 
  As the energy, scale and therefore the cost of large-scale accelerator projects, such as X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs) increases, new technologies must be developed in order to minimize costs and maximize efficiency wherever possible. One obvious way to reduce costs is to reduce the length of accelerating sections by utilizing higher accelerating gradients. Here we present the results of a study into the various structure options for FEL linacs, contrasting different frequencies, geometries and operating modes. An investigation into the possibility of using cryo-cooled travelling wave (TW) electron structures which allow for higher gradient operation by exploiting the anomalous skin effect is also detailed. Finally, we give simulation results from a number of commercial codes including VSim 9, for a hypothetical TW high gradient C-band structure design employing cryo-cooled technology. Breakdown effects, pulsed heating, tolerances, efficiencies and potential rf sources are also explored, all within the framework of typical FELs and their requirements.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS117  
About • paper received ※ 15 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 20 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
MOPTS119 APS LINAC Interleaving Operation 1161
 
  • Y. Sun, K. Belcher, J.C. Dooling, A. Goel, A.L. Hillman, R.T. Keane, A.F. Pietryla, H. Shang, A. Zholents
    ANL, Argonne, Illinois, USA
 
  Funding: Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract No. DE-AC02- 06CH11357.
Three s-band RF guns are installed at the front end of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) linac: two thermionic cathode guns (RG2 and RG1), and one Photo-Cathode Gun (PCG). During normal operations, RG2 provides electron beams for the storage ring to generate x-rays for APS users. The PCG generates high brightness electron beams that can be accelerated through the APS linac and transported into the Linac Extension Area (LEA) for advanced accelerator technology and beam physics experiments. The alternating acceleration of the RG2 and PCG beam in the linac is possible, as most of the time, RG2 beam is only needed for ~20 seconds every two minutes. This mode of interleaving operation of RG2 and PCG beams through the APS linac requires some modifications/additions to several systems of the linac, including RF, magnets, controls and Access Control Interlock System etc. In this paper we report our interleaving design and present the commissioning results of the two beam interleaving operation.
 
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPTS119  
About • paper received ※ 14 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 21 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)  
 
THPRB115 MicroTCA Based LLRF Control Systems for TARLA and NICA 4089
 
  • P. Nonn, Ç. Gümüş, C. K. Kampmeyer, H. Schlarb, Ch. Schmidt, T. Walter
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
 
  The MicroTCA Technology Lab (A Helmholtz Innovation Lab) is preparing two turn-key Low Level RF control systems for facilities outside of DESY. The Turkish Accelerator and Radiation Laboratory in Ankara (TARLA) is a 40 MeV electron accelerator with continuous wave (CW) RF operation. The MicroTCA based LLRF control system is responsible for two normal conducting and four superconducting cavities, controlling the RF as well as cavity tuning via motors and piezos. The Light Ion Linac (LILAC) is one of the injectors for the Nuclotron-based Ion Collider Facility (NICA) in Dubna, Russia. It will provide a 7 MeV/u pulsed, polarized proton or deuteron beam. The MicroTCA based LLRF control system will control five normal conducting cavities, consisting of one RFQ, one buncher, one debuncher and two IH-cavities. MicroTCA Technology Lab is cooperating with BEVATECH GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany, who designed the cavities. This paper gives a brief overview of the design of both LLRF systems as well as the status of their assembly.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-THPRB115  
About • paper received ※ 15 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 23 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
Export • reference for this paper using ※ BibTeX, ※ LaTeX, ※ Text/Word, ※ RIS, ※ EndNote (xml)