Fanselow, T.; Bundesmann, J.; Denker, A.; Hiller, U.; Conradie, J.; Duckitt, W.; Abraham, J.: Operational Experience in the Treatment of Ocular Melanomas with a new Digital Low-level RF Control System. In: Lowry Conradie ... [Ed.] : CYC2019 : Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Cyclotrons and their Applications. Geneve: JaCOW, 2019. - ISBN 978-3-95450-205-9, p. TUP007/163-166
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Abstract:
Ocular melanomas have been treated for the last 20 years at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin in collaboration with the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Howev-er, parts of the initial control system electronics date back to the 1970s, when the machine was installed. Facing a critical shortage of legacy and obsolete com-ponents and with the down-time due to failures in the electronics on the increase, a decision was made to install the digital low-level RF control system, devel-oped by iThemba LABS, on our k=132 cyclotron. A short description of the installation and commission-ing process, which occurred in April 2017, and the experiences of the first two years of operation with the new digital low-level RF control system is presented