Seven Solutions in association with F4E bring a complete solution for Beam Position Monitoring (BPM) used to provide information on the position, current and phase of the beam. An accurate and fully programmable solution powered by White-Rabbit synchronization and including high bandwidth communication, makes it possible to measure beam position more precisely than ever seen before.
The BPM system provides a variation of the beam centroid to the Central Control System through different sensors alongside the accelerator line. The equipment measures the transverse position in X and Y, the longitudinal phase position, the relative beam current and time of flight calculations. The system operates in both continuous and in-pulsed mode and includes an autocalibration mode. Furthermore, the system provides a standard deviation <15um RMS in position and <0.9o RMS in phase at 0dBm. High Ethernet bandwidth and subnanosecond synchronization capabilities provided from a high stability, low noise White-Rabbit technology are used to develop a novel Datalogger for post-mortem analysis able to operate at rates up to 100 MHz.
The BPM system offers a fully programmable trigger selection and libraries available in MATLAB, Python or CSS/BOY. This system makes it possible to distribute data analysis from multiple BPMs with outstanding temporal and spatial resolution, providing a level of observability of the beam like never seen before. This fully programmable solution could be universally implemented in any of the 30.000 accelerators existing worldwide, improving the overall operation of their systems, their timing distribution and accuracy. It uses EPICS as a control system and offers a customizable user friendly interface. Embedded widely used IT tools and Linux ensure easy operation and future maintainability.