Remote Control Unit of the LHC Injector Complex Beam Loss Monitoring System
2019 May 21
2019 July 25
The strategy for beam set-up and machine protection of the accelerators at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) relies strongly on their Beam Loss Monitoring (BLM) systems. The BLM system of the CERN PS complex (PS, PS Booster and Linac4) was recently renovated. The upgrade aimed to extend the dynamic range in order to accept more types of detectors and to obtain a highly reconfigurable system. The new acquisition system has shown very promising results, and development is now concentrated to provide advanced remote diagnostics, set-up and monitoring features. In this context, a new remotely controlled module is under design, which will continuously survey a set of status parameters (power consumption, temperature, etc.). Additionally, by controlling an embedded current source, it will allow the analogue circuit of each channel to be compensated for component tolerances, noise and ageing.