Automatic beam steering in the CERN PS complex
1995 (English)In: Proceedings of the 1995 16th Particle Accelerator Conference, 1995, 2178-2180 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The recombination, transfer and injection of the four beams from the PS Booster to the PS Main Ring, have a high level of intricacy and are a subject of permanent concern for the operation of the PS Injector Complex. These tasks were thus selected as a test bench for the implementation of a prototype of an automatic beam steering system. The core of the system is based on a generic trajectory optimizer, robust enough to cope with imperfect observations. The algorithmic engine is connected to pick-up monitors and corrector magnets and its decision can be validated by the operator through a graphics user interface. Automatic beam steering can only be efficient if the beam optics is fully confirmed by experimental observations, a condition which forces the systematic elimination of errors both in hardware and software.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1995. 2178-2180 p.
Accelerator magnets, Algorithms, Automation, Computer hardware, Computer simulation, Computer software, Control systems, Error correction, Graphical user interfaces, Mathematical models, Optimization, Particle optics, Automatic beam steering, Beam emittances, Beam optics, Beam recombination, Beam transfer, Generic trajectory optimizer, Symbolic computing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-8399DOI: 10.1109/PAC.1995.505490ISBN: 0-7803-2934-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-8399DiVA: diva2:13709
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