R&D on Beam Injection and Bunching Schemes in the Fermilab Booster

Chandra Bhat, Schaa, Volker RW (Ed.), Trahern, Garry (Ed.), Eshraqi, Mohammad (Ed.)
Fermilab is committed to upgrade its accelerator complex towards the intensity frontier by making a substantial increase in the average beam power delivered to the neutrino and muon programs pursuing HEP research in the lepton sector. Proton Improvement Plan (PIP) enables us to provide 700 kW beam power by the end of this year. By the middle of next decade, the foreseen PIP–II replaces the existing LINAC, a 400 MeV injector to the Booster, by an 800 MeV superconducting LINAC with beam power
more » ... with beam power increased by >50%. In any case, the Fermilab Booster, an 8 GeV injector to the MI, is going to play a very significant role for the next two decades. In this context, we have recently developed an innovative beam injection scheme for the Booster called "early injection scheme" and put into operation. This novel scheme has a potential to increase the Booster beam intensity from the PIP design goal by ~40%. Some benefits of the scheme have already been seen so far. In this talk, I will present, principle of the scheme, results from beam experiments, current status and future plans for the early beam injection scheme. This scheme fits well with the current and future programs at Fermilab.
doi:10.18429/jacow-hb2016-tupm3x01 fatcat:7eu6mb44w5b5jkc3cttzi52vpy