Accession Number:

ADA238487

Title:

Experimental Analysis of B-Dot Sensors

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

164.0

Abstract:

A new design for non-self integrating magnetic-loop sensors B-dots has been developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Experiments and tests were performed using the Relativistic Electron Beam Experiment REX machine to compare the B-dot sensors to optical beam diagnostics streak camera. the B- dots were assessed to have the capability of measuring the REX electron beams position to within 0.25mm with 2 percent error, and its transverse oscillatory movement to within 0.5mm amplitude with 7 percent error, over a 1 GHz bandwidth. Many calibration parameters and factors affecting sensor signals were examined during the experiment. The experimental calibration of the B-dots, and the resulting certified accuracy of their remote, non-intrusive measurements of relativistic electron beam parameters should have a wide range of application to many other electron beam machines.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE