Conference Paper

RHIC BPM System Modifications and Performance

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973– 5000, USA, email
DOI: 10.1109/PAC.2005.1590995 Conference: Particle Accelerator Conference, 2005. PAC 2005. Proceedings of the
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ABSTRACT The RHIC beam position monitor (BPM) system provides independent average orbit and turn-by-turn (TBT) position measurements. In each ring, there are 162 measurement locations per plane (horizontal and vertical) for a total of 648 BPM planes in the RHIC machine. During 2003 and 2004 shutdowns, BPM processing electronics were moved from the RHIC tunnel to controls alcoves to reduce radiation impact, and the analog signal paths of several dozen modules were modified to eliminate gainswitching relays and improve signal stability. This paper presents results of improved system performance, including stability for interaction region beam-based alignment efforts. We also summarize performance of recently-added DSP profile scan capability, and improved million-turn TBT acquisition channels for 10 Hz triplet vibration, nonlinear dynamics, and echo studies.

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