A.H. REGAN, T.S. ROHLEV, Y.M. WANG, S.I. KWON (LANL), M. PROKOP, D. THOMSON (HONEYWELL)
The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is in the process of being designed for operation in 2004. The SNS is a 1 GeV machine consisting of both a normal-conducting and super-conducting linac as well as a ring and target area. The linac front end is a 402.5 MHz RFQ being developed by Lawrence Berkeley Lab. The DTL, being developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is also a copper structure operating at 402.5 MHz, with an 805 MHz CCL structure downstream of it. The expected output energy of the DTL is 87 MeV and that of the CCL is 185 MeV. The RF control system under development for the linac is based on the Low Energy Demonstration Acceleratorms control system with some new features. This paper will discuss the new design approach and its benefits. Block diagrams and circuit specifics will be addressed. The normal conducting RF control system will be described in detail with reference to the super-conducting control system when appropriate.
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