- Enrico Braidotti (CAEN ELS)
Dr J Johansson Anders (European Spallation Source, Lund University)
The European Spallation Sourse, or ESS, is a 5 MW neutron source being built in Lund, Sweden. The proton Linac that generates the beam to produce the neutron is pulsed at 14 Hz, and the design is beam loss limited. This gives fairly strong requirements for the RF systems, including the LLRF regulation off the cavity fields. The talk will give an overview of the design and status of the ESS...
Mr Petr Pivonka (ELI Beamlines)
ELI Beamlines (Extreme Light Infrastructure) is newly emerging petawatt-class laser facility currently being constructed in the Czech Republic as a part of EU effort to build a new generation of large research facilities. ELI constellation includes another two facilities: ELI Attosecond in Hungary and ELI Nuclear Physics in Romania. The decision was made to employ the MTCA.4 hardware...
Armin Reichold (Oxford University, department of Physics)
The MTCA.4 standard and its growing market provides the physics community with a high performance replacement for ageing standards such as VME. As highly performant, flexible and programmable FPGA based digital elements and variable data transfer methods are now readily available in the MTCA.4 standard, many institutions can focus their custom electronics developments more closely onto aspects...
Mr Christian Gruen (DESY)
The user facility FLASH is a multi-beamline free electron laser (FEL) which means that, at FLASH, a common superconducting injector LINAC drives two separated undulator beamlines. A normal conducting laser driven RF-gun produces the electron bunches. In order not to limit the parameter ranges the tuning possibilities for both electron beams have to be the same. Therefore the electron bunches...
Mr Heiko Körte (N.A.T. GmbH)
Mr Ray Larsen (SLAC)
The two PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group) working groups have been successful in 2015 at completing comprehensive drafts for new hardware extensions based on the auxiliary Rear Transition Module Backplane and supporting modules, and near-completion of four Software Guidelines. The design features, status and next steps to PIMCG approval will be described briefly.