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Radiation induced effects on the sensors of the Hydrostatic Leveling System for the LHC low beta quadrupoles

Eur. Organ. for Nucl. Res., Geneva
DOI: 10.1109/RADECS.2005.4365621 Conference: Radiation and Its Effects on Components and Systems, 2005. RADECS 2005. 8th European Conference on
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The response of the Hydrostatic Leveling System (HLS) for the final focusing quadrupole magnets in the Large Hadron collider is dose rate dependent. At high dose rates, ionization of the air inside the sensors causes charge deposition and this perturbs the position measurement. A model is presented that corrects the HLS signal offset as a function of the dose rate.

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    ABSTRACT: The ironless inductive position sensor is a novel linear position-sensing device that should exhibit immunity to external magnetic fields while simultaneously guaranteeing high-precision measurements in harsh environments. This paper focuses on the characterization of the sensor's working principle and magnetic field immunity. The sensor is tested, with both voltage and current supply, with different dc and slowly varying magnetic field patterns in order to prove its immunity and analyze the differences and similarities between the two supply cases. The measurements are performed with a test bench on a custom prototype, which is especially manufactured for this purpose.
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