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Entry  Thu Dec 12 00:47:45 2013, Den, Update, LSC, locking activity POP_ASC.pdf
    Reply  Fri Dec 13 02:19:57 2013, Jenne, Update, LSC, locking activity PRMI_Yarm_NewPRCLasc.pngtry_dc.pdf
       Reply  Fri Dec 13 02:30:22 2013, Koji, Update, LSC, locking activity 
Message ID: 9456     Entry time: Thu Dec 12 00:47:45 2013     Reply to this: 9462
Author: Den 
Type: Update 
Category: LSC 
Subject: locking activity 

Jenne, Den

Today we worked on PRM angular servos and Y-arm ALS stabilization.

In the current PRMI angular control configuration two servos simultaneously drive PRM - oplev and POP ASC. We considered 2 ways to redesign this topology:

  • once lock is acquired, turn on POP ASC servo that corrects oplev error signal
  • turn off PRM oplev and turn on POP ASC  servo

The first option requires model rewiring so we started from the second one. We had to redesign POP ASC pitch and yaw servos for this because PRM TF has changed. Attached is servo OLTF.

This method worked out well and once PRMI is locked we turned off oplev servo with ramp of 0.5 sec and enable ASC POP servo with ramp of 1 sec.

Once PRMI was locked and ASC running we have turned off PRM angular local damping that presumably prevents us from bringing arms into resonance due to IR coupling to shadow sensors.

PRMI was stable using only ASC POP servo and we moved on to ALS. We found Y-arm beatnote and enabled control to ETMY.

Cavity was stabilized but not robust - we were loosing IR in a minute because green relocked to 01 mode with transmission equal to more than half of 00 mode. This is probably due to angle to length coupling of ETMY.

We were also loosing IMC during cavity stabilization. We made MCL servo and will tune it tomorrow looking at the arm spectrum as an OOL sensor.

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