Characterization of Shielding for the CERN-SPS Vacuum Flanges With Respect to Beam Coupling Impedance

Thomas Kaltenbacher, Christine Vollinger, Pranke, Juliana (Ed.), Lindroos, Mats (Ed.), Schaa, Volker RW (Ed.), Arduini, Gianluigi (Ed.), Seidel, Mike (Ed.)
Longitudinal multi-bunch instabilities in the CERN-SPS pose a serious limitation for future beam intensities required for high luminosity LHC. Hence, an impedance model for the SPS accelerator was developed from which one group of vacuum flanges could be identified as being a major culprit for these instabilities. These flanges support high impedance modes and their impact on beam stability was traced to a longitudinal mode at about 1.4GHz. For improvement of multi-bunch stability threshold,
more » ... ility threshold, this group of flanges will be shielded as part of an impedance reduction campaign. We describe the evaluation of different impedance shielding designs proposed to reduce the longitudinal beam coupling impedance of this group of vacuum flanges in the SPS. EM-field simulations were performed to identify remaining resonances in these vacuum flanges with impedance shield prototypes installed, and the simulation models were benchmarked with RF-measurements. Depending on the performance and other parameters, the most suitable shield design will be selected, built and installed. As a first step, the installation of one shielding design in some positions in the SPS is planned for the beginning of 2017.
doi:10.18429/jacow-ipac2017-wepik090 fatcat:hcyvsrvrvjhpvmwabzvlejkvq4