Conference paper

FPGA-based Data Processing in the Neutron-Sensitive Beam Loss Monitoring System for the ESS Linac

G. Jabłoński (Lodz Univ. of Techn., Poland), I. Dolenc Kittelmann (European Spallation Source, Sweden), W. Jałmużna, R. Kiełbik, W. Cichalewski (Lodz Univ. of Techn., Poland), K. Rosengren, T. Shea, F. dos Santos Alves, V. Grishin (European Spallation Source, Sweden), L. Segui, T. Papaevangelou (IRFU, CEA, Universite Paris-Saclay, France), C. Zamantzas (CERN, Switzerland)

The European Spallation Source (ESS), which iscurrently under construction, will be a neutron source based on 5 MW, 2 GeV superconducting proton linac. Among other beam instrumentation systems, this high intensity linac requires a Beam Loss Monitoring (BLM) system. An important function of the BLM system is to protect the linac from beam-induced damage by detecting unacceptably high beam loss and promptly inhibiting beam production. In addition to protection functionality, the system is expected to provide the means to monitor the beam losses during all modes of operation with the aim to avoid excessive machine activation. This paper focuses on the FPGA implementation of the real-time data processing in the nBLM system and presents preliminary result of a prototype system installed at LINAC4 at CERN.

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Receipt of papers:

February 29th, 2020

Notification of acceptance:

April 25th, 2020

Registration opening:

April 30th, 2020

Final paper versions:

May 15th, 2020