Fast Crab Cavity Failures in HL-LHC

Bruce Yee-Rendón, Javier Barranco García, Rama Calaga, Ricardo Lopez-Fernandez, Rogelio Tomás, Frank Zimmermann, Schaa, Volker RW (Ed.), Petit-Jean-Genaz, Christine (Ed.), Arduini, Gianluigi (Ed.), Michel, Peter (Ed.)
Crab cavities (CCs) are a key ingredient of the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) to ensure head on collisions at the main experiments (ATLAS and CMS) and fully profit from the smaller β* provided by the ATS optics. At KEKB, CCs have exhibited abrupt changes of phase and voltage during a time period of few LHC turns and considering the large energy stored in the HL-LHC beam, CC failures represent a serious risk to the LHC machine protection. In this paper, we discuss the effect of
more » ... cuss the effect of CC voltage or phase changes on a time interval similar to, or longer than, necessary to dump the beam. The simulations assume a realistic steady-state distribution to assess the beam losses for the HL-LHC. Additionally, some strategies are studied to mitigate the damage caused by the failures.
doi:10.18429/jacow-ipac2014-tupro003 fatcat:pqt3bxsrongfzoeoqatvgf2sxi