Michigan State University
Microwave Measurements and Beam Instrumentation Laboratory
Lawrence Doolittle, Gang Huang, Tianhuan Luo, Yilun Xu and Shreeharshini Dharanesh Murthy, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; Wencan Xu, Brookhaven National Lab
Purpose and Audience
Modern accelerators rely on beam manipulations using electromagnetic fields at microwave RF frequencies. This laboratory course introduces the student to RF and microwave technology and laboratory methods employed for its characterization. The course consists primarily of laboratory exercises. Short lectures introduce essential features of topics covered in the laboratory exercises.
Undergraduate level Electromagnetism and the knowledge of basic accelerator science and technology at the level of USPAS course Fundamentals of Accelerator Physics and Technology with Simulations and Measurements Lab or USPAS graduate Accelerator Physics is required.
It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they meet the course prerequisites or have equivalent experience.
Provide the student with practical experience in measurements of RF and microwave accelerator hardware and signals using modern equipment.
This course includes a series of lectures introducing fundamental concepts of microwave theory and the lab topics during morning sessions, and extensive afternoon lab sessions to demonstrate theoretical concepts. These hand-on labs include:
Instructors will be actively involved with each of the students during the course of each day and each experiment. The students will be evaluated by one-on-one discussions about the experiments. Students will submit written lab reports and solutions to the homework assignments. Instructors will be available for guidance during evening homework sessions.
Topics covered include:
(to be provided by the USPAS) Microwave Engineering by David Pozar (fourth edition), John Wiley and Sons (2011).
Students will be evaluated based on of laboratory reports (50% course grade), grades and lab performance in discussions with instructors (50% course grade).
USPAS Computer Requirements
There will be no Computer Lab and all participants are required to bring their own portable computer to access online course notes and computer resources. This can be a laptop or a tablet with a sufficiently large screen and keyboard. Windows, Mac, and Linux-based systems that are wifi capable and have a standard web browser and mouse are all acceptable. You should have privileges for software installs. If you are unable to bring a computer, please contact email@example.com ASAP to request a laptop loan. Very limited IT support and spare loaner laptops will be available during the session.
Michigan State University course number: PHY 963 Section 702, US Particle Accelerator School
Indiana University course number: Physics 571, Special Topics in Physics of Beams
MIT course number: 8.790, Accelerator Physics