Accession Number : ADA607082

Title :   High Current and High Power Fast Kicker System Conceptual Design and Technology Overview for DeeMe Experiment

Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Personal Author(s) : Zhang, W ; Meng, W ; Pai, C ; Pile, P ; Sandberg, J ; Snydstrup, L ; Tuozzolo, J ; Aoki, M ; Kawamura, N

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Report Date : Jun 2013

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A US-Japan collaboration for the high energy physics experiment DeeMe requires a multi GVA high deflection strength fast kicker system. A set of high current, high voltage and high power generators are going to drive a series of kicker magnets to deflect passing beam. Brookhaven researchers have been invited to conduct a conceptual design study for this challenging project. The basic option consists of a set of identical modulators, low impedance transmission lines, and large aperture high inductance kicker magnets. Each modulator shall be capable of driving the kicker magnet with an 8kA to 10kA pulsed current. A desired fast pulse fall time of 300 to 400 ns is the most challenging part of the design because of the high inductance magnetic load. The after pulse floor ripple tolerance is 5% or best achievable. Pulse repetition rate is 25Hz continuously. We have evaluated a wide range of pulsed power technology options and concluded that the requirement is beyond the state of the art for fast kicker technology. However, a near perfect solution is possible. We proposed several options in the conceptual design for the best achievable technical solution. In this paper, we present the technology overview, design comparisons, and the areas requiring advanced research and development effort.


Subject Categories : Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE