High Stability, Rampable Power Supplies for keV Ion Beams

Trainee: Indrajeet Prasad
Supervisor: Jaroslav Moravec

Critical for beam storage and energy ramping in a storage ring and efficient beam transport from a ring to the experiments are power supplies that have a stability of better than 10-4, can be ramped over more than one order of magnitude in output voltage in 1 s over a linear ramp and that can be smoothly integrated into the accelerator control system.

The Fellow designed, built and tested High Precision Power Supplies for use in all beam lines and rings within AVA. He developed a comprehensive database of power supply requirements, based on data collected from CERN, OEAW and GSI, which aids to define a suitable interface for seamless integration into the respective accelerator control systems. He also designed and tested prototypes in collaboration with other Fellows across the network.