EnEfficient - an activity within the European effort

Higher electronic efficiency RF power generation

Task: 3.3

This task is led by CERN.
Contact: Erk JENSEN at CERN
for accelerators with high beam power the conversion efficiency from grid to beam is of utmost importance, e.g. ESS, ILC, CLIC, LHeC
  • study efficiency of conventional power sources: klystron, sheet- and multi-beam; also power distribution schemes
  • new devices and concepts, e.g.:
    • multi-beam IOT’s with solid state driver
    • magnetrons with better stability
    • RF aspects of energy recovery linac for LHeC with 400MW beam power
  • direct recovery of electrical energy from spent RF

Example of Effcient RF Generation

  • IOT’s can reach higher efficiency (theoretical 78%) than klystrons and have advantages with regulation behavior
  • however, today the max. power is insufficient multi-beam IOT’s could provide sufficient power while keeping the advantages
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EuCARD-2 is co-funded by the partners and the European Commission
under Capacities 7th Framework Programme, Grant Agreement 312453.