Timing for EMMA Accelerator
9530 Pulse Generator as Timing for EMMA Accelerator Erin Prieskorn
Quantum Composers is proud to be a part of the new EMMA electron accelerator that will be used for research at the Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire England. EMMA stands for Electron Model of Many Applications and is a prototype for the first of many compact but capable accelerators. Its 20 million electron volt system will be used for exciting research such as cancer studies and nuclear power applications and full commission statements released in November.
The Electron Machine with Many Applications (EMMA) is a project at Daresbury Laboratory in the UK to build a linear non-scaling FFAG to accelerate electrons from 10 to 20 MeV. A FFAG (Fixed Field Alternating Gradient) is a type of accelerator in which the magnetic field in the bending magnets is constant during acceleration. This means the particle beam will move radially outwards as its momentum increases. EMMA is funded by the BASROC consortium, under the CONFORM umbrella.
Emma Comission Statement on 9530 Timing system
“The timing system for EMMA is based around two eight channel Quantum Composers 9530 pulse generators. These units are aimed at providing timing and synchronization for laser applications. A trigger pulse is received from the ALICE photo injector 20mS before beam is generated. The timing channels have a resolution of 250pS in both delay and width and better than 50pS jitter. An EPICS interface enables remote control of the unit from the control room. The EMMA kickers, septum magnets, high power RF and LLRF are all timed in sequence and adjustable using the quantum pulse generators.” Read Full Article
More about the 9530 Pulse Generator
Our 9530 Pulse Generator provides the latest in laser timing and synchronization. Offering a unique 1U 19” rackmount package with all rear panel connections, it is well suited for integration into your rack timing and control systems. See 9530 Page