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Entry  Tue Jun 25 19:18:07 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, plan of action for PZT installation 
    Reply  Wed Jul 3 21:19:04 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, plan of action for PZT installation DAC_bank.pngASC_schematic.pdf
       Reply  Mon Jul 8 13:45:19 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, Driver board verification 
          Reply  Wed Jul 10 22:41:06 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, PZT Driver Board HV_Amplifier.pdf
             Reply  Thu Jul 11 23:50:57 2013, gautam, Configuration, , PZT Driver Board-changes made ASC_schematic.pdfDAC_Max_output.JPG
                Reply  Mon Jul 15 11:51:18 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, DAC at 1Y4-Max Output and Power Spectrum max_amp.JPGmax_amp_all_channels.JPGDACOffPowerSpec.pdfDACOnPowerSpec.pdfDAC2kPowerSpectrum.pdf
                   Reply  Mon Jul 15 13:51:17 2013, Koji, Configuration, endtable upgrade, DAC at 1Y4-Max Output and Power Spectrum 
                      Reply  Mon Jul 15 15:54:20 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, DAC at 1Y4- Power Spectrum -with the right units DACOffPSD.pdfDAC500PSD.pdfDAC2000PSD.pdf
                         Reply  Mon Jul 15 17:20:43 2013, Jenne, Configuration, endtable upgrade, DAC at 1Y4- Power Spectrum -with the right units 
                            Reply  Mon Jul 15 17:59:31 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, DAC at 1Y4- Power Spectrum -6.4kHz bandwidth DAC-6.4_kHz_BW_PSD.pdf
                               Reply  Tue Jul 16 14:51:09 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, AI Board-D000186-Modified notches D000186_Frequency_Response.pdf
                                  Reply  Thu Jul 18 19:09:08 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, QPD Calibration for PZT Calibration QPD-XCalib.pdfQPD-YCalib.pdfError_Function_Fitting.zip
                                     Reply  Thu Jul 18 20:20:52 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, First mirror glued to PZT and mounted in modified mounts Piezo-mirror.jpg
                                        Reply  Thu Jul 18 23:34:40 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, Coarse adjustment of PZT axes orientation in mount PZT_out_waveform.jpg
                                           Reply  Fri Jul 19 23:35:31 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, Preliminary Calibration of PZT QPD-XCalib.pdfQPD-YCalib.pdfPiezo_Yaw_Calib-in_QPD_linear_range-Pitch_tilt.pdfPiezo_Yaw_Calib-in_QPD_linear_range-Yaw_tilt.pdf
                                              Reply  Tue Jul 23 20:41:40 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, Full range calibration and installation of PZT-mounted mirrors M1_Pitch_calib.pdfM1_Yaw_calib.pdfM2_Pitch_calib.pdfM2_Yaw_calib.pdfPI_S330.20L.pdf
                                                 Reply  Mon Aug 5 18:48:44 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, Full range calibration of PZT mounted mirrors for Y-endtable 2-inch-CVI-Yawcalib.pdf2-inch-CVI-Pitchcalib.pdf1-inch-Laseroptik-Yawcalib.pdf1-inch-Laseroptik-Pitchcalib.pdf
                                        Reply  Fri Jul 19 22:51:40 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, Second mirror glued to PZT and mounted  Piezo-mirror_2.JPG
                                           Reply  Tue Jul 30 19:44:05 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, Second mirror glued to PZT and mounted  
                                  Reply  Thu Jul 18 21:12:58 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, AI Board-D000186-All channels modified AI_Board_Output.jpg
                Reply  Mon Jul 29 13:39:25 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, PZT Driver Board-further changes D980323-C-modified.pdfD980323-C-modified-pg2.pdf
          Reply  Mon Jul 29 21:57:45 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, Hardware installed at 1X9 
             Reply  Tue Jul 30 19:40:47 2013, gautam, Configuration, endtable upgrade, DAC-PZT Driver Board Output Signal Chain Tested 
Message ID: 8832     Entry time: Thu Jul 11 23:50:57 2013     In reply to: 8823     Reply to this: 8845   8932
Author: gautam 
Type: Configuration 
Category:  
Subject: PZT Driver Board-changes made 

 Summary:

Continued with tests on the PZT driver board. I made a few changes to replace defective components and also to modify the gain of the HV amplifier stage. I believe the board has been verified to be satisfactory, and is now ready for a piezo to be connected, tested and calibrated.

Changes made:

  • I tested the board with the full 100V bias voltage today, working my way up from 30V in steps of about 20V and verifying the output at each stage.
  • In order to deliver 100V to the board, it was necessary to change the maximum current limit on the KEPCO supply, which is set at default at ~1.6 mA. The KEPCO power supply placed near rack 1X2 (which I believe was used to power a piezo driver board) is labelled 150V, 12 mA, though I found that the board only drew 7mA of current when the power supply output 100V. I have set the limit to 10 mA for the time being.
  • The potentiometer in the third stage (R44 in the schematic) was faulty so I replaced it with another 100K potentiometer, which was verified to work satisfactorily.
  • We expect the DAC output to supply a voltage to the input of the PZT driver board in the range -10V to 10V. Today, I verified this by using my temporary break-out cable. I hooked this up to the DAC at 1Y4 and output a 3 Hz sine wave with amplitude of 32000 counts (the maximum) on channel 9. The output as observed on an oscilloscope (image attached) was a 10Vpp sinusoid, confirming the above hypothesis. As mentioned in my previous elog, the gain of the high-voltage amplifier stage is ~15, which would mean the output would saturate if the input were to be >6V. I have changed the gain of all 4 stages (M1-pitch, M1-yaw, M2-pitch and M2-yaw) to ~4.85 by swapping the 158k resistors (R43, R44, R69 and R70 in the schematic) for 51k resistors. 
  • It was necessary to change the value of the biasing potentiometers after the change in gain so that 0 input voltage once again provided 50V at the output, as required by the PZTs for there to be no tilt. This was done and verified. This biasing voltage now is ~10.4V in all four stages.
  • Having adjusted the gain, I tested the circuit over the expected full range of the input voltage from the DAC (from -10V to 10V) from the DS345 function generator (0.05Hz sinusoid). I monitored the output using a multimeter, as the monitor channels were peaking at ~7V, which was above the limit for the oscilloscope I was using. It was verified for all four channels that the output was between 0 V and 100 V (the safe range quoted in the datasheet for the tip-tilts, for this range of input voltages. So I think we are ready to connect a PZT to the board and conduct further tests, and calibrate the PZT. 

Pending Issues:

  • Koji pointed out that there has to be an anti-imaging filter stage between the DAC output and the filter stage, which I had not considered till this point.Another subtle point is that the DAC output is differential while the driver boards have a single-ended input, which means we effectively lose half the range of the PZTs. 
  • A suitable candidate is the D000186-rev D. Some information about the present state of this board is detailed in this elog. This board also solves the problem of the differential vs single input as the input to the AI board is differential while the output is single-ended. Koji has given me one of the boards he had collected. 
  • Some changes will have to be made to this version of the board in order to make it compatible with the existing DAC. I will first have to measure the power spectrum of the DAC output to verify that the AI boards need notches at 64k and 128k. The existing notches are at 16k and 32k, and once the DAC power spectrum has been verified, I hope to affect the necessary changes by switching out the appropriate capacitors on the existing board. 
  • The AI board is an extra element which I have now added to an updated wiring diagram, attached.

Revised Wiring Diagram:

ASC_schematic.pdf

 

DAC Max. Output Trace on Oscilloscope

 

DAC_Max_output.JPG

 

 

 

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