R&D Status of the Annular Coupled Structure Linac for the JAERI/KEK Joint Project
- H. Ao
- Proc. of the 2002 Linac Conf.,
An Annular Coupled Structure (ACS) has been developed for upgrade of a J-PARC (Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex) linac from 180 MeV to 400 MeV. Although install area is prepared for the ACS cavities at an initial construction, it will be used as a beam-transport line temporarily. Aluminum and copper models were fabricated for RF properties confirmation based on an initial design, and for final optimization. RF measurement procedure of the ACS structure was also studied thorough the R&D process. Many items should be considered for mass production; schedule, handling parts, utilities, and so on. The measurement results of models and some fabrication status are presented.