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  12605   Tue Nov 8 08:51:59 2016 SteveUpdatePEMmouse hole sealed

This is where the mammal came though. It is reach able from room 108 CES

Quote:

We may have a mouse in the lab.  Do not leave any food scrap in trash ! Traps will be set.

 

 

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  12620   Wed Nov 16 08:14:43 2016 SteveUpdateLSCDRMI locked on 1f and 3f signals

Nice job.

Quote:

After much trial and error with whitening gains, demod phases and overall loop gains, I was finally able to lock the DRMI on both 1f and 3f signals! I went through things in the following order tonight:

  1. Lock the arms, dither align
  2. Lock the PRMI on carrier and dither align the PRM to get good alignment
  3. Tried to lock the DRMI on 1f signals - this took a while. I realized the reason I had little to no success with this over the last few days was because I did not turn off the automatic unwhitening filter triggering on the demod screens. I had to tweak the SRM alignment while looking at the AS camera, and also adjust the demod phases for AS55 (MICH is on AS55Q) and REFL55 (SRCL is on REFL55I). Once I was able to get locks of a few seconds, I used the UGF servos to set the overall loop gain for MICH, PRCL and SRCL, after which I was able to revert the filter triggering to the usual settings
  4. Once I adjusted the overall gains and demod phases, the DRMI locks were very stable - I left a lock alone for ~20mins, and then took loop shape measurements for all 3 loops
  5. Then I decided to try transfering to 3f signals - I first averaged the IN1s to the 'B' channels for the 3 vertex DOFs using cds avg while locked on the 1f signals. I then set a ramp time of 5 seconds and turned the gain of the 'A' channels to 0 and 'B' channels to 1. The transition wasn't smooth in that the lock was broken but was reacquired in a couple of seconds.
  6. The lock on 3f signals was also pretty stable, the current one has been going for >10 minutes and even when it loses lock, it is able to reacquire in a few seconds

I have noted all the settings I used tonight, I will post them tomorrow. I was planning to try a DRFPMI lock if I was successful with the DRMI earlier tonight, but I'm calling it a night for now. But I think the DRMI locking is now back to a reliable level, and we can push ahead with the full IFO lock...

It remains to update the auto-configure scripts to restore the optimized settings from tonight, I am leaving this to tomorrow as well...

 

 

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  12626   Fri Nov 18 15:10:06 2016 SteveUpdateGeneral projector shipped out for repair

Vivitek D952HD sn2160130 was send out for warranty repair. It's hard to believe that it has a 5 year warranty...... RMA - WR16004483.....expected to be back by Friday, Dec 2

Quote:

The projector failed just now with a pretty loud 'pop' sound - I've never been present when the lamp goes out, so I don't know if this is usual. I have left the power cable unplugged for now...

Replacement is ordered Nov 4

 

  12629   Mon Nov 21 11:30:01 2016 SteveUpdatePEMrat is cut and removed

Last jump at rack Y2.

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  12633   Tue Nov 22 11:31:52 2016 SteveUpdateVACRGA is running again

The Rga was turned on yesterday.

Quote:

The RGA is removed for repaire. It's volume at atmophere and sealed.. P4 reading of 38 Torr is not correct.

 

 

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  12636   Wed Nov 23 11:32:13 2016 SteveUpdateVACTP3 drypump replaced again

TP3 drypump replaced at 655 mTorr, no load, tp3 0.3A 

This seal lasted only for 33 days at  123,840 hrs

The replacement is performing well: TP3 foreline pressure is 55 mTorr, no load, tp3 0.15A at 15 min  [ 13.1 mTorr at d5 ]

 

Valve configuration: Vacuum Normal, ITcc 8.5E-6 Torr

Quote:

Dry pump of TP3 replaced after 9.5 months of operation.[ 45 mTorr d3 ]

The annulosses are pumped.

Valve configuration: vac normal, IFO pressure 4.5E-5 Torr [1.6E-5 Torr d3 ] on new ITcc gauge, RGA is not installed yet.

Note how fast the pressure is dropping when the vent is short.

Quote:

IFO pressure 1.7E-4 Torr on new not logged cold cathode gauge. P1 <7E-4 Torr

Valve configuration: vac.normal with anunulossess closed off.

TP3 was turned off with a failing drypump. It will be replaced tomorrow.

All time stamps are blank on the MEDM screens.

 

  12642   Mon Nov 28 09:45:44 2016 SteveUpdateVACRGA scan at pumpdown day 40

The vacuum envelope ~1 C warmer today than 7 days ago. Bad peaks are coming down as normal.

 

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  12644   Tue Nov 29 11:07:37 2016 SteveUpdateLSCITMY UL glitches are back

400 days plot. Satelite amp ITMY has been swapped with ETMY

Unlabeled sat.amps are labeled. This plot only makes sense if you know the Cuh-Razy sat amp locations.

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  12650   Wed Nov 30 14:53:56 2016 SteveUpdateSUSnew sus wire stored in N2 filled dessicator

The new SOS sus wire finally is stored in a nitrogen filled dessicator. This was recommended by Ca. Fine Wire to minimize the aging - oxidation.

The dessicator was pumped down with " aux-drypump " to 1 Torr and than filled up with N2 to 760 Torr. This was repeated 2x and the dessicator was sealed off.

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  12654   Thu Dec 1 08:02:57 2016 SteveUpdateLSCglitching ITMY_UL_LL

 

 

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  12673   Thu Dec 8 07:56:05 2016 SteveUpdatePEMEQ6.5m Northen CA

No damage. ITMY is glitching, so it has not been damped.

 

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  12674   Thu Dec 8 10:13:43 2016 SteveUpdateLSCglitching ITMY_UL has a history

 

 

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  12681   Thu Dec 22 09:37:20 2016 SteveUpdateVACRGA scan at day 63

Valve configuration: vacuum normal

RGA head temp: 43.5 C

Vac envelope temp: 23 C

 

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  12687   Thu Dec 29 10:24:56 2016 SteveUpdatePEMEQ5.7mHawthorn NV

Sus damping restored.

 

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  12696   Mon Jan 9 09:18:47 2017 SteveUpdatePEMpower glitch

There was a power glitch last night around 1:15am

The vacuum was not effected.

PSL laser turned on, PMC locked, PSL shutter opened and MC locked.

IR lasers at the ends turned on.

East arm air cond turned on.

The computers are all done.

The last power glitch was at Nov 3, 2016

 

 

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  12697   Mon Jan 9 16:12:30 2017 SteveUpdateGeneralOptical Layout in DCC

Caltech Facilities promissed to email the 40m facility drawings in Cad format.

I organized the old of optical , vacuum and facility layout drawings on paper in the old cabinet. 

Quote:

Manasa pointed me to the CAD drawings in the 40m SVN and I've now uploaded them to the 40m DCC Tree so that EricG and SteveV can convert them into SolidWorks.

 

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  12698   Tue Jan 10 14:24:09 2017 SteveUpdateVACRGA scan at day 82

Valve configuration: vacuum normal

Vacuum envelope: 23C

Rga head: 44C

 

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  12699   Tue Jan 10 16:20:11 2017 SteveUpdateCDSpower glitch......Raid is rebuilding

Jamie started the fm40m Raid rebuilding. It has been beeping since the power outage.

Summary pages have no reading since power glitch.

 

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  12705   Thu Jan 12 10:14:49 2017 SteveHowTosafetyclosing a door

The door was not locked this morning.

Please do not use this door if you can not close it!

Last person leaving the lab should check that the latch is cut by the strike plate.

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  12707   Thu Jan 12 13:45:58 2017 SteveHowTosafetyclosing a door

It was requested this morning.

Quote:

This is one of those unsolved door lock acquisition problems. Its been happening for years.

Please ask facilities to increase the strength of the door tensioner so that it closes with more force.

 

  12711   Fri Jan 13 10:53:03 2017 SteveUpdatePEMdoors are fixed

Control room to outside door was realigned.

                                                   It is self closing now.

Control room to IFO door lock optimized to soft closing.

All other doors lubricated by Alex of the key shop.

  12712   Fri Jan 13 14:18:28 2017 SteveUpdatePEMair condition fixed

The old control room AC  has been stick in heating mode for about 2 months. It's thermostate and fan belt  was finally replaced. It was calibrated and set to 71 F ( just behind 1X6 on west wall ) around 1pm.

Out belt; sad inside 

at 4 pm Rana cried

It must be too tight.

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  12737   Thu Jan 19 08:25:12 2017 SteveUpdateSUSMC1 SUS electronics investigation
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As part of the ongoing debugging, I've switched the MC1 and MC3 satellite boxes. Both MC1 and MC3 have their watchdogs shudown for the moment.

In the last 3.5 hours, there has been nothing conclusive - no evidence of any glitching in either MC1 or MC3 sensor channels. I am going to hold off on doing the LEMO cable swap test for a few more hours, to see if we can rule out the satellite box.

No change.

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  12743   Fri Jan 20 14:42:12 2017 SteveUpdatePEMCaltech weather station

We should be able to connect to this station

  12744   Fri Jan 20 17:12:37 2017 SteveUpdatePEMEM172 mic is hooked up in the PSL

Gautam and Steve,

It is hanging in the midle of the PSL enclosure. Wired to 1X1 to get plus and minus 15V through fuse.    It's output is connected to FB c17 input.

GV: C17 corresponds to "MIC 1" in the PEM model. So the output is saved as "C1:PEM-MIC_1_OUT_DQ"

Quote:

I added an EM172 to my soldered circuit and it seems to be working so far. I have taken a spectra using the EM172 in ambient noise in the control room as well as in white noise from Audacity. My computer's speakers are not very good so the white noise results aren't great but this was mainly to confirm that the microphone is actually working.

white_v_ambient.pdf

 

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  12745   Mon Jan 23 10:24:01 2017 SteveUpdateSUSMC1 SUS electronics investigation

Two day plot of glitching suspentions: MC3, ITMY and ETMX

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  12747   Mon Jan 23 17:24:26 2017 SteveUpdateOptical LeversETMY Oplev HeNe is running hot

ETMY He/Ne 1103P  body temp is  ~45 C The laser was seated loosely  in the V-mount with black rubber padding.

The enclosure has a stinky plastic smell from this black plastic. This laser was installed on Oct 5, 2016 See 1 year plot.

Oplev servo turned off. Thermocouple attached to the He/Ne

It will be replaced tomorrow morning.

Quote:

On the control room monitors, I noticed that the IR TEM00 spot was moving around rather a lot in the Y arm. The last time this happened had something to do with the ETMY Oplev, so I took a look at the 30 day trend of the QPD sum, and saw that it was decaying steeply (Steve will update with a long term trend plot shortly). I noticed the RIN also seemed rather high, judging by how much the EPICS channel reading for the QPD sum was jumping around. Attached are the RIN spectra, taken with the OL spot well centered on the QPD and the arms locked to IR. Steve will swap the laser out if it is indeed the cluprit.

 

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  12760   Fri Jan 27 14:50:04 2017 SteveUpdateSUS wire standoffs update

The 3 pieces of Sapphire v-groove test cuts are back. They look good. The suspension wire 0.0017" ( 43 micron ) is show on some of the pictures.

  12788   Thu Feb 2 12:17:48 2017 SteveUpdateGeneral USB microscope

This AmScope microscope would have 3.5x-180x magnification, calibratable measurement function, 5MP picture and good working distance to work on printed circuit boards.

 

  12802   Mon Feb 6 10:05:28 2017 SteveUpdateSUSclamped cables

The bottom 5 cable connections from Sat-Amp to Whittering Filter at 1X5 were clamped today.

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  12808   Tue Feb 7 16:23:49 2017 SteveUpdateGeneralpower interruption tomorrow

                                                                                                                                   received this note: at 4:11pm Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017

**PLEASE POST**

 

Building:         Campus

    

Date:             Wednesday, February 8, 2017

          

Time:             7:30 AM – 8:30 AM  

 

Contact:          Rick Rodriguez x-2576

           

Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) will be performing a switching operation of the

Caltech Electrical Distribution System that is expected to be transparent to Caltech,

but could result in a minor power anomaly that might affect very sensitive equipment.

 

IMPACT: Negligible impact......?

There may be temporary  power interruption tomorrow!

PS:we did not see any effect   

  12813   Thu Feb 9 08:03:08 2017 SteveUpdateGeneral USB microscope ordered

http://www.amscope.com/3-5x-180x-boom-stand-trinocular-zoom-stereo-microscope-with-144-led-ring-light-and-10mp-camera.html will be ordered today.

The actual unit we are getting has lockable zoom for better repeatability after calibration: SM-3NTPZZ-144

Quote: CWQ6-020817

 

 

  12843   Tue Feb 21 17:05:14 2017 SteveUpdateGeneralProjector lamp replaced

This bulb was blown out on Feb 4, 2017 after 2 months of operation.

 

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  12848   Thu Feb 23 14:50:26 2017 SteveUpdateGeneral USB microscope returned

The microscope shipped back to the vendor for credit yesterday.

Quote:

http://www.amscope.com/3-5x-180x-boom-stand-trinocular-zoom-stereo-microscope-with-144-led-ring-light-and-10mp-camera.html will be ordered today.

The actual unit we are getting has lockable zoom for better repeatability after calibration: SM-3NTPZZ-144

Quote: CWQ6-020817

 

 

 

  12853   Mon Feb 27 15:33:10 2017 SteveUpdateVACRGA scan at day 130

Valve configuration: vacuum normal

Vacuum envelope: 23.5 C

RGA head: 46.6 C

 

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  12858   Wed Mar 1 08:28:04 2017 SteveUpdateOptical Leversoplev laser RIN

Gautam and Steve,

New JDSU 1103P HeNe oplev laser RIN was measured on the SP table with cover on.

This is the beginning of an effort to improve oplev laser noise.

 

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  12860   Wed Mar 1 17:25:28 2017 SteveUpdateLSCMCREFL condition pictures

Gautam and Steve,

 

Our MCREFL rfpd C30642GH 2x2mm beeing investigated for burned spots.

Atm1,           unused -  brand new pd

Atm2,3,4       MCREFL in place was not moved

More pictures will be posted on 40m Picassa site later. 

 

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  12863   Thu Mar 2 13:59:04 2017 SteveUpdateOptical Leversoplev laser RIN

The laser got much better at low frequency as it warmed up. This laser is almost as good as the electronics?

Dark noise cal was the same today as it was 2 days ago.

 

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  12866   Fri Mar 3 17:24:21 2017 SteveUpdateOptical Leversoplev laser RIN

Corrected oplev laser RIN plot at day 3

RXA:

  1. to measure RIN, the lever arm should be really short, not long.
  2. the beam should be 3x smaller than the active area of the diode
  3. the specular beam should be dumped on a razor dump.
  4. we need to make a summary page for HeNe laser testing so that we can see 24 hour specgrams of these things for ~3-4 lasers at the same time.
  5. We should add specgram stuff for the existing HeNe SUM channels on the active OLs.

GV: The channel the PD Steve is using is hooked up to C1:ALS-FC_X_F_IN. As I found out today, there can be considerable RF pickup between the C1:ALS-FC_X_F_IN and C1:ALS-FC_Y_F_IN channels, which share a common 4-pin LEMO cable - this is because the rise time of the square wave output of the Wenzel dividers is <1us, so suitability of this particular channel for the RIN measurement set up has to be reconsidered. Perhaps we can use one of the six spare PEM channels over at 1X6. 

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  12868   Mon Mar 6 09:12:59 2017 SteveUpdatesafety crane inspection 2017

All 3 cranes inspected by professional Fred Goodbar of Konecranes and load tested with 450 lbs at max reach on Friday, March 3, 2017

 

 

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  12871   Mon Mar 6 16:32:36 2017 SteveUpdateGeneralold NPRO

16 years old Lightwave NPRO M126-1064-700, sn 415 power output is tripping continously to zero.

The Lightwave Controller 125/126-OPN-POS sn516 was used in this test. Settings were lowered to close to nominal values without any success.

One can not determine what is broken: head or controller. This NPRO head was under Manasa's desk.
 

  12872   Tue Mar 7 15:17:19 2017 SteveBureaucracyGeneralproperty tag

Property tag found.

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  12873   Wed Mar 8 15:28:37 2017 SteveUpdateOptical Leversoplev laser RIN

Gautam and Steve,

Quote:

Corrected oplev laser RIN plot at day 3

RXA:

  1. to measure RIN, the lever arm should be really short, not long.
  2. the beam should be 3x smaller than the active area of the diode
  3. the specular beam should be dumped on a razor dump.
  4. we need to make a summary page for HeNe laser testing so that we can see 24 hour specgrams of these things for ~3-4 lasers at the same time.
  5. We should add specgram stuff for the existing HeNe SUM channels on the active OLs.

GV: The channel the PD Steve is using is hooked up to C1:ALS-FC_X_F_IN. As I found out today, there can be considerable RF pickup between the C1:ALS-FC_X_F_IN and C1:ALS-FC_Y_F_IN channels, which share a common 4-pin LEMO cable - this is because the rise time of the square wave output of the Wenzel dividers is <1us, so suitability of this particular channel for the RIN measurement set up has to be reconsidered. Perhaps we can use one of the six spare PEM channels over at 1X6. 

We did the following:

1, switched data channel  from  C1:ALS-FC_X_F_IN to C1:PEM-MIC_1_OUT_DQ   Actual connection at 1X7 rack, input C17

    Tested channel with 1Hz, 100 mV sine wave through DV

2, placed BS into the beam path so the reflected value on the PDA100A 0.1mW,  beam od ~1mm, beam path lenght 11 cm, gain 20dB 3.7Vdc

    The full output of this 1103P 2.8 mW was saturating the PDA100A

Summery :finding it to be too good to be this good

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Attachment 2: RIN_1103P_rotated.pdf
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  12876   Thu Mar 9 17:26:43 2017 SteveUpdateGeneralattempted ETMY picture taking

I removed the video monitoring can and replaced it with Olympus SP-570UZ camera. It has no IR blocker. The OSEM light are dominant because I can not zoom in more.

I left the camera in place so you can try it. Leave the LEXAN plate on the glass window so no accident can happen. The illuminator is on and you can turn it off-on with the manual switch, close to the camera. Camera manual is on my desk.

 

  12881   Fri Mar 10 18:00:22 2017 SteveUpdateGeneralattempted ETMY picture taking

Your technique works Koji

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  12884   Mon Mar 13 16:47:41 2017 SteveUpdatePEMY-arm air conditon belts replaced

The east end AC unit is arching over and running rough at CES. Called for mechanic.......

Both belts were replaced and the unit is running happily.

  12885   Tue Mar 14 09:08:11 2017 SteveUpdateOptical LeversETMX HeNe is dead

ETMX oplev laser is dead. It will be replaced this after noon. Sus damping recovered.

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  12886   Tue Mar 14 10:40:30 2017 SteveUpdateSUSOSEM filters are in

We have 50 pieces in the clean cabinet.

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  12888   Tue Mar 14 15:05:18 2017 SteveUpdateOptical Levershistory of ETMX oplev laser

 

Quote:

ETMX oplev laser is dead. It will be replaced this after noon. Sus damping recovered.

This 3 years old HeNe [ JDS 1103P, sn 351889 ]  has been dying for some time or just playing possum at age 1,126 days

I did not replace the ETMX oplev laser because I was unable to bring up the the C1ASC_ETMX_OPTLEV_SERVO  medm screen on laptops.

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  12889   Thu Mar 16 08:22:16 2017 SteveUpdateSUSETMX damping

Finally I see what kicks the sus damping off

Quote:

Huh? So should we ask them to put the container back? Or do you have some other theory about ETMX tripping that is not garbage related?

Quote:

ETMX sus damping recovered.

Note: The giant metal garbage container was moved from the south west corner of CES months ago.

 

 

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