Oct 15 – 20, 2017
Europe/Paris timezone

Long Term Investigation of Beam Parameters Based on Beam Diagnostics Data Exports

Oct 18, 2017, 4:00 PM
1h 30m


Poster Failure Investigation 11- Poster Session


Dr Rainer Cee (Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Centre (HIT))


A high degree of beam stability is essential for the smooth operation of an active scanning system as applied by the Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Centre (HIT). Amongst other parameters such as particle intensity and beam width, the feedback controlled beam position at the isocentre is particularly crucial as it has to meet a very tight tolerance band of ±1.0 mm. Due to this fact we pay special attention to beam position fluctuations along the beamline by running daily procedures. The results are stored in CSV-files and visualised by python scripts using the matplotlib plotting library. Our investigation comprises the beam positions as a function of time in the accelerator sections MEBT (middle energy beam transport), synchrotron and HEBT (high energy beam transport). These sections are successively equipped with profile grids, position pick-ups or multi wire proportional chambers (MWPC). The aim is to find correlations between the beam position and external factors like e.g. temperature conditions of the surroundings or the cooling water. We also look for seasonal dependencies and interactions with the power load of the facility.

Primary author

Dr Rainer Cee (Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Centre (HIT))


Dr Michael Galonska (Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Centre (HIT)) Prof. Thomas Haberer (Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Centre (HIT)) Dr Klaus Höppner (Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Centre (HIT)) Jörg Mosthaf (Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Centre (HIT)) Andreas Peters (Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Centre (HIT)) Dr Stefan Scheloske (Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Centre (HIT)) Dr Christian Schömers (Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Centre (HIT)) Tim Winkelmann (Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Centre (HIT))

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