9/29/06, 9:00 AM
The main RF system of the LHC, which uses 400MHz superconducting cavities, will be used to capture, accelerate and store the injected beam. A separate transverse damper system using electrostatic deflectors will be used to damp transverse oscillations. The associated low-level RF (LLRF) equipment is responsible for fast control of the accelerating voltage and phase in the...
Ewald Effinger (CERN)
9/29/06, 9:45 AM
The beam loss monitoring (BLM) system is one of the most important elements for the protection of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It aims to protect the superconducting magnets from quenches and the machine components from damages, caused by beam losses. The losses are measured with ionization chambers and secondary emission monitors at likely loss locations. About 4000 monitors will...
Thijs Wijnands (CERN)
9/29/06, 10:10 AM
With an unprecedented amount of electronic systems exposed to radiation in the LHC, reduced operational efficiency due to radiation induced failures in electronic equipment has become an issue for both the machine and the experiments. The RADMON radiation monitoring system presented here has been designed to measure radiation at the location of electronic equipment in the LHC tunnel...