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RF control of the M9 separator at TRIUMF Burge, R.


High voltage RF systems are used to accelerate proton beams for nuclear physics experiments. The acceleration process shapes the proton beam into a train of narrow pulses with the same period as the RF. This bunched beam structure is used to separate and identify secondary particles that are produced when the proton beam is directed at a "target". An RF controller for a system that separates secondary particles was built. Control of high power RF cavities that operate near resonance is discussed. The emphasis is on developing a control model for resonant systems and building a control system based on hardware and software modules that can be easily configured for different RF systems.

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