Fast Surveillance of the MKD High Voltage Pulse Generator: Part of the LHC Beam Dump System at CERN
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This paper contains the analysis, development, production and testing of a surveillance system for the monitoring of the MKDG, a high voltage pulse kicker in the MKD-system. The MKD-system is a part of the LHC Beam Dump System situated at point 6 in the LHC. The surveillance is active whenever the MKDs are operational. The system is reporting any deviations from normal behaviour and runs an extensive analysis of the MKDG whenever there is a beam dump. The results are checked before a new run in the LHC can be initiated. The final result is a working prototype which monitors and analyzes the MKDG and communicates the results to a PLC. The accomplished resolution is 10 bits for all six channels and this is acceptable.