Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date




Publication Title

Proceedings, 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2017)



Conference Name

8th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2017), Copenhagen, Denmark, May 14-19, 2017


The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility at JLab has 200 RF cavities in the north linac and the south linac respectively after the 12 GeV upgrade. The purpose of this work is to simultaneously optimize the heat load and the trip rate for the cavities and to reconstruct the pareto-optimal front in a timely manner when some of the cavities are turned down. By choosing an efficient optimizer and strategically creating the initial gradients, the pareto-optimal front for no more than 15 cavities down can be re-established within 20 seconds.


Work supported by the Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177

Copyright © 2017 by JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland.

Published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported license.

Original Publication Citation

Zhang, H., Roblin, Y. R., Freyberger, A. P., Krafft, G. A., & Terzic, B. P. (2017). Optimization of the RF cavity heat load and trip rates for CEBAF at 12 GeV. Paper presented at the 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.


0000-0001-7439-7475 (Roblin), 0000-0002-0328-5828 (Krafft), 0000-0002-9646-8155 (Terzic)