Author: Baricevic, B.    [Baričevič, B.]
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TUP10 Development of a New Measurement System for Beam Position Pickups in the LINAC and Beam Energy Measurement (Time of Flight) in the MEBT for Medaustron 238
  • M. Repovž, M. Cerv, C. Kurfürst, G. Muyan, S. Myalski, A. Pozenel, C. Schmitzer, M. Wolf
    EBG MedAustron, Wr. Neustadt, Austria
  • A. Bardorfer, B. Baričevič, P. Paglovec, M. Škabar
    I-Tech, Solkan, Slovenia
  The MedAustron Ion Therapy Centre is a synchrotron-based particle therapy facility which delivers proton and carbon beams for clinical treatment. Currently, the facility treats roughly 40 patients per day and is improving its systems and workflows to further increase this number. MedAustron was commissioned and is operational without fully integrated systems for measurements of ’time of flight’ (beam energy) in the MEBT and beam position in the LINAC. This paper presents the newly developed system for these use cases, which will improve the overall commissioning and QA accuracy. It will unify the hardware used for the cavity regulation in the injector LLRF and the synchrotron LLRF. It will also be used for SYNC pickups, Schottky monitors and RF knock-out exciter. The new system is based on the CotS MicroTCA platform, which is controlled by the MedAustron Control System based on NI-PXIe. Currently it supports fiber-optic links (SFP+), but other links (e.g. EPICS, DOOCS) can be established. The modular implementation allows for connections to other components, such as motors, amplifiers, or interlock systems and will increase the robustness and maintainability of the accelerator.  
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DOI • reference for this paper ※ doi:10.18429/JACoW-IBIC2022-TUP10  
About • Received ※ 04 September 2022 — Revised ※ 09 September 2022 — Accepted ※ 11 September 2022 — Issue date ※ 28 September 2022
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