Beam Impedance Evaluation for CERN PS Gate Valves by Simulation and Benchmark Measurement

Branko Popovic, Christine Vollinger, Satogata, Todd (Ed.), Schaa, Volker RW (Ed.)
The CERN High Luminosity LHC project calls for a doubling of beam intensity which requires a clear identification of possible longitudinal instability sources in the injector chain. This requirement yields the need to further improve the longitudinal impedance model for the Proton Synchrotron (PS). In this impedance model it is necessary to include not only obvious impedance sources, such as RF cavities and kickers but also seemingly innocuous elements like certain vacuum components.
more » ... y these vacuum elements would give only a small impedance contribution, however, due to the large number of these elements in the machine, their resultant combined impedances impact the overall impedance budget. This paper presents the electromagnetic simulation analysis of the PS sector gate valves along with EM measurements confirming the simulation model. These measurements are especially crucial in this case since no complete mechanical model or drawings are available and assumptions had to be made regarding its interior mechanical structure.
doi:10.18429/jacow-ipac2018-thpaf051 fatcat:555aqypii5gk5jxakkexqlyiwe