Accession Number : ADA607194

Title :   Accelerator Fast Kicker R&D with Ultra Compact 50MVA Nano-Second FID Pulse Generator

Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Personal Author(s) : Zhang, W ; Fischer, W ; Hahn, H ; Liaw, C J ; Sandberg, J ; Tuozzolo, J

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Report Date : Jun 2013

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : We present in this paper our research and development of accelerator fast kicker with a solid state FID pulse generator. This is the first attempt to test a high strength fast kicker with a nano-second high pulse power generator for large hadron accelerators and colliders. The FID pulse generator features a 10 ns pulse rise time (2% 98%), 30ns pulse fall time, 50 ns flat top pulse duration, 100 Hz repetition rate, and peak amplitude of 50 kV and 1.0 kA. We have successfully tested the system with long length transmission cable, RHIC injection kicker magnet, matched and mismatched resistive load. The pulse generator is ultra compact and its size is comparable to a digital oscilloscope. The existing RHIC injection kicker system has four oil filled tri-axial Blumlein generators occupying a floor space of about 1000 square feet. A set of four FID pulse generators would fit into a single rack. It has a potential space saving of 50 to 100 times. Another advantage is its ultra fast current slew rate surpassing the thyratron and traditional modulator system. The technology is impressive and results are encouraging.


Subject Categories : Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE