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XX International Linac Conference

TUE10 (Poster)

Presenter: Kazuro Furukawa (KEK)
Status: Complete
FullText: ps.gz or pdf
Eprint: physics/0008134

Beam Switching and Beam Feedback Systems at KEKB LINAC


The KEK 8-GeV electron / 3.5-GeV positron linac has been operated with very different beam specifications for downstream rings, KEKB, PF and PF-AR. For the reliable operation among these beam modes intelligent beam switching and beam feedback systems have been developed and used since its commissioning. A software panel is used to choose one of four beam modes and a switching sequence is executed in about two minutes. Most items in a sequence are simple operations followed by failure recoveries. The magnet standardization part consumes most of the time. The sequence can be reconfigured easily by accelerator operators. Linac beam modes are switched about forty to fifty times a day. In order to stabilize linac beam energy and orbits, as well as some accelerator equipment, about thirty software beam feedback loops have been installed. They have been utilized routinely in all beam modes, and have improved its beam quality. Since its software interfaces are standardized, it is easy to add new feedback loops simply defining monitors and actuators. It is also planned to improve beam monitor read-out systems and feedback methods.

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