Nuclear Techniques ›› 2019, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (8): 80202-080202.doi: 10.11889/j.0253-3219.2019.hjs.42.080202


Research and implementation of power supply calibration method for high intensity heavy-ion accelerator based on SOC

Kai HU1,2,Jiang ZHAO1(),Fangfang ZHU1,Huajian ZHANG1,Huaihai YAN1,Zhongzu ZHOU1   

  1. 1. Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2019-03-05 Revised:2019-05-27 Online:2019-08-10 Published:2019-08-26
  • Contact: Jiang ZHAO
  • About author:HU Kai, male, born in 1992, graduated from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences with a master's degree in 2019, focusing on control engineering
  • Supported by:
    Pre-research Project of High Current Heavy Ion Accelerator of the "12th Five-Year Plan"(06HIRU100)

Abstract: Background

Accuracy and consistency of the excitation current are very important for high intensity heavy-ion accelerators. Usually, the long-term operation of magnetic field power supply, aging and zero drift of devices, ambient temperature, electromagnetic interference and other factors will lead to the decline of the current accuracy of some power supplies, thence affecting the consistency of current, which has a greater impact on the debugging efficiency and beam quality of high intensity heavy-ion accelerators.


This study aims to improve and ensure the debugging efficiency and beam quality of high intensity heavy-ion accelerators.


An on-line calibration method for accelerator power supply was proposed by using system of chip (SOC). The factors affecting current accuracy are discussed and analyzed. The calibration principle was introduced and the method was implemented on Cyclone V SOC platform. Finally, experimental test was carried out to verify this calibration method. [Results &


The experimental results verify the effectiveness of the method that can effectively ensure the accuracy of the digital power supply of the accelerator, and provide technical support for the construction of the "12th Five-Year Plan" high intensity heavy-ion accelerator facility (HIAF).

Key words: Current calibration, Current accuracy, Consistency, ARM, HPS, Linux

CLC Number: 

  • TL99