November 30, 2020 to December 3, 2020
Southern Methodist University
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Real-time Artificial Intelligence for Accelerator Control: A Study at the Fermilab Booster

Dec 1, 2020, 3:20 PM
Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University



Christian Herwig (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))


We describe a method for precisely regulating the gradient magnet power supply (GMPS) at the Fermilab Booster accelerator complex using a neural network (NN). We demonstrate preliminary results by training a surrogate machine-learning model on real accelerator data, and using the surrogate model in turn to train the NN for its regulation task. We additionally show how the neural networks that will be deployed for control purposes may be compiled to execute on field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). This capability is important for operational stability in complicated environments such as an accelerator facility.

Primary authors

Christian Herwig (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Javier Mauricio Duarte (Univ. of California San Diego (US)) Nhan Viet Tran (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Andres Felipe Quintero Parra (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Jason St. John (FNAL) Diane Kafkes (FNAL) William Pellico (FNAL) Gabriel Perdue (FNAL) Brian Schupbach (FNAL) Kiyomi Seiya (FNAL) Yunzhi Huang (PNNL) Malachi Schram (PNNL) Rachael Keller (Columbia)

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