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Message ID: 6969     Entry time: Thu Jul 12 15:43:07 2012
Author: Yaakov 
Type: Update 
Category: STACIS 
Subject: New input point, using accelerometers for feedback 

 Here's a picture of where I am now inputting signals into the STACIS with the accelerometers (the orange and blue wires): 


I know this is the right point because I could see the geophone signal from these points . By inputting a swept sine signal into this point, I was able to take a transfer function of this first amplifier/filtering circuit board, which will be useful if I need to make my own filter for the STACIS:


I have unplugged the geophones and am inputting a signal from an accelerometer into this point. The accelerometers output a different signal than the geophones, so I am trying to modify the accelerometer signal to be closer to the geophone one. I've lowered the gain on all the pots for the z axis and put in several BNC attenuators to lower the accelerometer signal amplitude.

At the moment, using the accelerometers as feedback makes the platform vibration worse, which will hopefully be solved by some more attenuation or filtering of the accelerometer signal.

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