Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 9, 99–107, 2020

Special issue: Sensors and Measurement Systems 2019

J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 9, 99–107, 2020

Regular research article 05 Mar 2020

Regular research article | 05 Mar 2020

Development of a rotating-coil scanner for superconducting accelerator magnets

Piotr Rogacki et al.

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The High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) project at CERN will require new superconducting magnets with strict requirements in terms of field quality. A new measurement system based on rotating coils has been developed to characterize them with high accuracy. The system measures the required quantities in a single run, which greatly reduces the necessary time and resources. Thanks to its versatility, it can be adapted to a variety of magnet sizes without major effort.