Oct 15 – 20, 2017
Europe/Paris timezone

Availability Considerations for an Accelerator System Based on the LHC Power Converter Controls

Oct 19, 2017, 11:25 AM


Hôtel Le Louis, Versailles Château (Pullman Versailles)
Talk Availability Tracking and Metrics 13- Insuring Long Term Reliability


Slawosz Uznanski (CERN)


In 2010, FGC2 failure rate predictions based on LHC failure data have shown a need for a new radiation-tolerant power converter controller. For the new system, the electrical reliability and radiation-induced failure rate requirements were defined to achieve a target reliability for the HL-LHC era.

This talk will present main steps of the FGClite design: form specification, prototyping and radiation qualification, through mass production, test and reliability demonstration to commissioning and operations of both hardware and software.

A first feedback from operations and future performance will be presented as well as lessons learned for future projects.

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