U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Accelerator Instrumentation and Beam Measurement Laboratory course

Sponsoring University:

University of Washington, Seattle


Accelerator Instrumentation and Beam Measurement Laboratory


John Adamski, Boeing; Gerald P. Jackson, Fermilab and and James Rosenzweig, UCLA

This course of laboratory studies and lectures is an introduction to experimental methods in accelerator physics. Accelerator instrumentation and beam measurements are studied in a hands-on laboratory environment. Techniques for transverse and longitudinal measurements from beam position and current monitors to phase space diagnostics are introduced. Impedance measurements of accelerator components are also included. This experience is applied to measurements of a variety of beam characteristics using beams generated in facilities at Boeing. Commercial audio, RF, and microwave test equipment such as spectrum and network analyzers are used throughout the course. The student should have some familiarity with introductory accelerator physics and electrical circuits.