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Preparing accelerator systems for the RHIC sextant commissioning

By D. Trbojevic, F. Pilat and L. Ahrens

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The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) construction is progressing steadily towards completion in 1999 when beams will circulate in both collider rings. One of the major tests of the RHIC project was the commissioning of the first sextant with gold ion beams in early 1997. This is a report on preparation of the RHIC accelerator systems for the first sextant test. It includes beam position monitors, timing, injection correction through the magnetic septum and kickers, current transformers, flags and the ionization beam profile monitors, beam loss monitors, beam and quench permit link system, power supply controls, and the configuration database system. The software and hardware development and coordination of the different systems before commissioning were regularly checked during bi-weekly, and (later) weekly, progress report meetings

Topics: Kicker Magnets, Power Supplies, Testing, Septum Magnets, 43 Particle Accelerators, Beam Monitors, Vacuum Systems, Brookhaven Rhic, Information Systems, Commissioning, Cryogenics
Publisher: Brookhaven National Laboratory
Year: 1997
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