U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Accelerator Instrumentation and Beam Measurement Laboratory course

Sponsoring University:

University of California, Berkeley


Accelerator Instrumentation and Beam Measurement Laboratory


John Byrd, John Corlett and Alan Jackson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

This is an experimental course in microwave techniques applicable to accelerator components and particle beams, and measurements of beam signals and properties using standard accelerator instrumentation. In the microwave measurements laboratory, students will operate instruments such as network analyzers, time-domain reflectometers, and spectrum analyzers. These will be applied to the measurement of cavity modes, electrode response functions, beam impedance, etc. Accompanying lectures provide background in analysis, terminology, instrument function, and beam interactions. Measurements of the beams in the ALS accelerators will introduce the student to accelerator diagnostics, beam signals, and basic accelerator physics studies. The students will take data using diagnostic systems at the ALS, such as beam position monitors, scintillator screens, orbit measurement systems, tune measurement systems, etc. Accompanying lectures will provide background information on instrumentation design, beam signals, and accelerator physics. Students should have knowledge of electromagnetism, electrical circuits and accelerator physics.