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Reliability and Controls for Project-X and Applications to Accelerator Driven Systems

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A potential application of proton linacs is Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS, or Accelerator Driven Subcritical Systems, ADSS). ADS is a revolutionary concept where a proton linac produces energy from transmutation of conventional radioactive waste. The major challenge in realizing this concept is combining high efficiency and high reliability in a proton accelerator. For use as a power plant, reliability of >99% is essential, whereas a superconducting linac such as the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS, Oakridge National Laboratory, TN) has <85%. A thorough understanding of reliability is imperative to understanding the feasibility of ADS. In this talk, we discuss the work performed on reliability analysis of Project-X as an experimental test bed for ADS. We use commercial software to model various parts of Project X linac and validate our methodology against SNS data. We further analyze the probable reasons of downtime and explore the use of automated controls to enable quick repairs.
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