Keyword: machine-protect
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TUPO007 FRIB Fast Machine Protection System: Chopper Monitor System Design controls, FPGA, high-voltage, power-supply 336
  • Z. Li, D. Chabot, S. Cogan, S.M. Lidia, R.C. Webber
    FRIB, East Lansing, USA
  Funding: Work supported by Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science under Cooperative Agreement DE-SC0000661.
The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams tunes the beam power from 0 to 400KW by chopping the beam current with a beam chopper in the Low Energy Beam Transport. A chopper monitoring system is employed to verify proper chopper operation to avoid delivery of undesired high-powered beam and to inhibit beam for machine protection purposes. The system monitors the incoming beam gate time structure, the chopper switch high voltage pulses, the chopper electrode charge/discharge currents, and the status of machine protection system. It is designed to switch off the beam within tens of nanoseconds of a detected fault. Chal-lenges include a dynamic beam gate pulse structure with pulse lengths as short as 0.6 µs and high voltage power supply current pulses of ~25 ns. A high speed "integrate and hold circuit with reset", Field Program-mable Gate Array based digital control circuit and high speed ADC circuit were developed to fulfil the re-quired functions. Design approach, simulation, and test results with the beam are the focus of this paper.
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