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WEZBA5 Development of a Marx Modulator for FNAL Linac controls, operation, power-supply, high-voltage 653
  • T.A. Butler, F.G. Garcia, M.R. Kufer, K.S. Martin, H. Pfeffer
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
  Funding: This manuscript has been authored by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics.
A Marx-topology modulator has been designed and developed at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory under the Proton Improvement Plan (PIP). This modulator replaces the previous triode hard-tube design, increasing reliability, lowering operational costs, and maintaining waveform accuracy. The Marx modulator supplies the anode of the 7835 VHF power triode tube with a 35 kV, 375 Amp, 460 µs pulse at 15 Hz. It consists of 54 individual Marx cells, each containing a 639 µF capacitor charged to 900 Volts, combined in series with IGBT switches to create the desired output waveform. This requires variable rise and fall times, flattening of capacitive droop, and feedforward beam loading compensation. All five 201.25 MHz RF systems have been upgraded to Marx modulators to ensure continued operation of the linear accelerator.
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About • paper received ※ 28 August 2019       paper accepted ※ 05 September 2019       issue date ※ 08 October 2019  
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