Recent Upgrades to the CERN SPS Wideband Intra-bunch Transverse Feedback Processor

John Dusatko, John Fox, Wolfgang Höfle, Claudio Rivetta, Ozhan Turgut, Schaa, Volker RW (Ed.), Petit-Jean-Genaz, Christine (Ed.), Kim, Dong Eon (Ed.), Kim, Kyung Sook (Ed.), Ko, In Soo (Ed.)
In support of the CERN High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) upgrade program, a research and development effort has been underway to understand and develop feedback control techniques for mitigating transverse intra-bunch instabilities in the SPS driven by electron cloud and TMCI effects. These effects could be a limiting factor to overall machine performance. A result of this effort has been the development of a very wide band transverse feedback demonstration system. This system has been used for the
more » ... been used for the last several years in machine development studies where we have demonstrated single-bunch stability control of low order intra-bunch modes. In continuation of these efforts, recent upgrades have been performed in all stages of the system, including the feedback processor itself. This paper discusses the upgrades specific to it, including the ability to process multiple proton bunches in the SPS; and also highlights future directions in the development effort.
doi:10.18429/jacow-ipac2016-wepor010 fatcat:gflt77r5cnczvmsse6k4s5gmue