M. Kuntzsch, A. Schwarz, K. Zenker, M. Justus, Z. Oven, L. Perusko, L. Krmpotic, U. Legat, U. Rojec

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The ELBE center for high power radiation sources is operating an electron linear accelerator to generate various secondary radiation like neutrons, positrons, intense THz and IR pulses and Bremsstrahlung. The legacy timing system has been modified and extend over the past two decades to enable new experiments. Part of this system is using obsolete parts which makes the maintenance more complex and the heterogenous structure requires a major revision of the timing signal generation and distribution at ELBE. A new timing system based on the Micro Research Finland hardware platform is being adapted to be used at ELBE. It will enable parallel operation of two electron sources and subsequent kickers to serve multiple end stations at a time. The hardware enables low jitter emission of timing patterns and a long term drift compensation of the distribution network. In spring 2023 the development of the software has been accomplished, which included the mapping of operation modes and different complex beam patterns onto the capabilities of the commercial MRF platform. The system generates complex beam patterns from single pulse, to macro pulse and 26 MHz continuous wave (CW) operation, including special triggers for diagnostics and machine subsystems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Beam Instrumentation Conference, IBIC 2023 - Proceedings
PublisherJACoW Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783954502363
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Beam Instrumentation Conference, IBIC 2023 - Saskatoon, Canada
Duration: 10 Sep 202314 Sep 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Beam Instrumentation Conference, IBIC
ISSN (Electronic)2673-5350


Conference12th International Beam Instrumentation Conference, IBIC 2023

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