APS Accelerator Systems Division

The Accelerator Systems Division (ASD) provides engineering and physics support for the Advanced Photon Source and pursues research and development profitable to the science of accelerators and future light source technologies.

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The ASD Power Systems group is developing a prototype digitial DC-to-DC converter to replace the existing systems, in order to improve reliability and functionality. DSD_7167-1.jpg A sophisticated group lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) system is administered by ASD Main Control Room Operations staff, in order to protect workers in the accelerator tunnels from exposure to electrical hazards.