A Quench Detection and Monitoring System for Superconducting Magnets at Fermilab

  title={A Quench Detection and Monitoring System for Superconducting Magnets at Fermilab},
  author={Artur Galt and O. Al Atassi and Guram Chlachidze and Thomas Cummings and Sandor Feher and Andy Hocker and Sergey Kotelnikov and Michael J. Lamm and Andrzej M. Makulski and Jerzy Nogiec and D. Orris and Roman Pilipenko and Michael Albert Tartaglia},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity},
A quench detection system was developed for protecting and monitoring the superconducting (SC) solenoids for the Muon-to-Electron Conversion Experiment (Mu2e) at Fermilab. The quench system was designed for a high level of dependability and long-term continuous operation. It is based on three tiers: Tier-1, FPGA-based Digital Quench Detection (DQD); Tier-2, Analog Quench Detection (AQD); and Tier-3, the quench controls and data management system. The Tier-1 and Tier-2 systems are completely… 

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