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  5309   Fri Aug 26 15:59:33 2011 steveUpdateGeneraldrawer cabinet moves in

manufacturer info

Jamie and Shuresh moved in Jenne's 11 drawers cabinet and relocated old note book boxes on the inside of the vac tube.

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  5310   Fri Aug 26 16:17:31 2011 JenneUpdateGeneraldrawer cabinet moves in

Quote:

Jamie and Shuresh moved in Jenne's 11 drawers cabinet and relocated old note book boxes on the inside of the vac tube.

 Barring other chores for next Wednesday, we're going to spend Wednesday afternoon populating the new cabinet with all of the optics hardware: posts, forks, dogs, everything!  It's going to be so organized and awesome!!

  5330   Wed Aug 31 16:18:25 2011 JenneUpdateGeneralNew Optics Drawers

[Kiwamu, Manuel, Jenne]

The new optics storage drawers have been populated with optics.  Each drawer is labelled.  Harsh punishments will be inflicted on anyone found disobeying the new scheme.

  5343   Tue Sep 6 11:27:19 2011 JenneUpdateGeneralAfternoon pre-pumpdown todo list

These are the things that I can think of that we need to do before we can close up:

* Take a close look at both ITMs' OSEMs, and ensure that the magnets aren't too close to either plate in the OSEMs.  Both have had funny business over the past week.

* Do a free swinging test on both ITMs.  (ITMY may not need it, if we haven't touched it since the last free swinging test, but it can't hurt to take the data)

* Confirm that POX is exiting the chamber.

* Is there anything else???

 

Our goal is to finish this work by tonight, so that we can close doors and start pumping tomorrow.

  5405   Wed Sep 14 14:06:44 2011 kiwamuUpdateGeneralminutes of 40m meeting : plans
+ Optical lever (Steve/Paul)
+ LSC demod board (Keiko)
+ DRMI locking (Keiko / Anamaria)
+ Modulation depth (Mirko)
+ ALS (Katrin)
+ MC WFS (Suresh)
+ OAF (Jenne/Mirko)
+ MC_F acquisition (Jenne/Mirko)
+ SUS, free swinging (Jenne)
+ CDS (Jamie)
+ vent plan (Jamie)
+ EOM (Kiwamu)
+ PZT-HV (Kiwamu/Koji)
  5455   Mon Sep 19 02:33:34 2011 kiwamuHowToGeneralPlan for this week

GOAL1:  Stable lock of DRMI

GOAL2:  Measurement of the LSC input matrix in the DRMI configuration

 

 /- - Daytime works - - /

  + Measurement of the arm lengths (Jenne / Kiwamu / volunteers)

  + Optimization of the oplev control loops (Paul)

  + Inversion and installation of the SUS input matrices (Jenne)

  + Tuning of the SUS damping gains (Steve)

  + Measurement of the modulation depths (Mirko)

  + Preparation of the green broadband PD (Katrin)

  + Fixing the Y arm green lock servo (Katrin / Kiwamu)

  + Installation of RFPDs (Anamaria)

  + Minimization of the AM sidebands (Anamaria / Keiko)

  + Preparation of a script for measuring the LSC input matrix (Keiko)

  + MC WFS (Suresh)

  + Online adaptive filtering (Mirko / Jenne)

  + Modification of C1ASS (Kiwamu)

  + Fixing IPPOS (volunteers) 

  + Auto alignment of PRCL and SRCL (volunteers)

  + Loss measurement of the arm cavities (volunteers)

  + Fixing the ETMX SIDE slow monitor (volunteers)

 

 /- - Nighttime works - - /

 + Locking of DRMI

 + Characterization of DRMI and complete the wiki page

  5456   Mon Sep 19 11:49:32 2011 JenneHowToGeneralPlan for this week: SUS inversion

Quote:

  + Inversion and installation of the SUS input matrices (Jenne)

 It turns out that this is complicated, since there are so many people working with the IFO this week.  What I would like to do is put in the new input matricies, and then do a free swinging test, to see if the suspensions are really diagonalized in the way that we want them to be.  I can't do this during the day, since it will interfere with Paul's OpLev work.  And at "night", I can't, since we'll be doing locking.  So, this may be a late-night task.  I'll write a script this afternoon that will put in all of the new input matricies, and then run the freeswing and the restore watchdogs scripts.  Whomever is the last one to leave for the night can run the combo script.

EDIT:  As of this time (~11:45am), ITMY has its new input matrix.

  5591   Fri Sep 30 19:12:56 2011 KojiUpdateGeneralprep for poweroutage

 

 [Koji Jenne]

The lasers were shutdown

The racks were turned off

We could not figure out how to turn off JETSTOR

The control room machines were turned off

FInally we will turn off nodus and linux1 (with this order).

Hope everything comes back with no trouble

(Finger crossing)

  5592   Sat Oct 1 17:47:21 2011 KojiSummaryGeneralRecovery from the power shutdown

[Steve Koji Kiwamu]

- The storage on linux1 and linux1 itself (with this order) were turned on at 10:30am

- Kiwamu restored the vacuum system

   => opened V4, started TP1 (maglev) and opened V1.

      The pressure went downfrom 2.5 mTorr to the normal level in about 20 minutes.

- A regular fsck of linux1 was completed at 5pm

- Nodus was turned on. Mounting /cvs/cds succeeded

- The control room computers were turned on

- The rack power for FB turned on, FB and megatron started.

- Kiwamu and Koji went through all of the rack powers and started the slow and fast machines.
As we found Solensen for -15V at ETMX was current limited. +/-15V were turned off for now.
==> Kiwamu turned on Solensen again for investigation and found it became okay.
It's now ON.
 
- c1sus and c1ioo had many red lamps on the FE status screen.
Ran killc1XXX for all of the FE codes on c1lsc and c1ioo.
Then, made software reboot (sudo shutdown -r now)
All of the FEs shows green (after some randome clicking of DIAGRESETs)

- HVs on 1X1 were turned on. The are not vacuum HV, but used only in the air

- Turned on the RF generation box and the RF distribution box

- burtrestore slow machines (c1psl, c1susaux, c1iool0, c1iscaux, c1iscaux2, c1auxex, c1auxey)

  5593   Sat Oct 1 22:53:49 2011 kiwamuSummaryGeneralRecovery from the power shutdown : lockable

Found the Marconi for the 11 MHz source had been reset to its default.

 => reset the parameters. f = 11.065910 MHz (see #5530) amp = 13 dBm.

Interferometer became lockable. I checked the X/Y arm lock, and MICH lock, they all are fine.

  5596   Sun Oct 2 13:45:13 2011 ranaSummaryGeneralRecovery from the power shutdown: apache / svn

Restarted Apache on nodus using Yoichi's wiki instructions. SVN is back up.

  5634   Fri Oct 7 22:41:05 2011 KojiConfigurationGeneralScript backup fixed

Script backup regularly runs on op340m by crontab,
but the true backup were not taken since Oct 16, 2010
as the backup program was looking at the old script directory.
/cvs/cds/script/backupScripts.pl was modified to look at the new script directory.

OLD COMMAND:

$command = "cd /cvs/cds/caltech; /usr/sbin/tar cfX - $EXCLUDE_LIST scripts | bzip2 > $ARCHIVEDIR/scripts_$curdate.tar.bz2";

NEW COMMAND:

$command = "cd /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1; /usr/sbin/tar cfX - $EXCLUDE_LIST scripts | bzip2 > $ARCHIVEDIR/scripts_$curdate.tar.bz2";

  5698   Wed Oct 19 14:03:41 2011 kiwamuUpdateGeneralvent prep : dichroic mirrors

Status update on dichroic mirror:

 I got the specification sheet of an aLIGO 2" dichroic mirror from Lisa.

https://dcc.ligo.org/cgi-bin/private/DocDB/ShowDocument?docid=25232

This is the one from ATF. It has low loss, a high R for 1064 nm and high T for 532 nm. So it matches our needs.

Based on this sheet we may reset some of the parameters in the specification (e.g. incident angle and etc.,) and will get a quote from ATF.

We will buy 3 of them, including 1 spare. First I need to review the specification.

  5728   Mon Oct 24 14:26:01 2011 steveUpdateGeneralno electricity on Nov. 19
Subject: Electricity Interruption- 11/19/11
From: "PP Service Center" <PPService@caltech.edu>
To: "DeLaRosa, Dario" <Dario.DeLaRosa@caltech.edu>,
         ...snip... "Sullivan, Joan O." <sully@caltech.edu>

 

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

                   FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

              UTILITY & SERVICE INTERRUPTION

 

**PLEASE POST**

 

 

Building:            Central Engineering Services (C.E.S.)

LIGO Gravitational Physics building adjacent to C.E.S.

Safety Storage adjacent to CES

Steele House 

Keck Lab

 

Date:                November 19, 2011

 

Time:                8:00 a.m. To 9:00 a.m.

 

Interruption:        Electricity

 

Contact:             Mike Anchondo ext. 4999  Tom Brennan 4984

 

*This interruption is required for maintenance of high voltage switchgear in Campus Sub Station.

 

 

  5741   Wed Oct 26 10:07:16 2011 steveUpdateGeneralno electricity ....... will be recheduled

Quote:
Subject: Electricity Interruption- 11/19/11
From: "PP Service Center" <PPService@caltech.edu>
To: "DeLaRosa, Dario" <Dario.DeLaRosa@caltech.edu>,
         ...snip... "Sullivan, Joan O." <sully@caltech.edu>

 

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

                   FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

              UTILITY & SERVICE INTERRUPTION

 

**PLEASE POST**

 

 

Building:            Central Engineering Services (C.E.S.)

LIGO Gravitational Physics building adjacent to C.E.S.

Safety Storage adjacent to CES

Steele House 

Keck Lab

 

Date:                November 19, 2011

 

Time:                8:00 a.m. To 9:00 a.m.

 

Interruption:        Electricity

 

Contact:             Mike Anchondo ext. 4999  Tom Brennan 4984

 

*This interruption is required for maintenance of high voltage switchgear in Campus Sub Station.

 

 

CANCELLED, WILL BE RESCHEDULED*

  5783   Wed Nov 2 10:41:47 2011 steveUpdateGeneral2 spare heliax at the LSC rack

They were traced and labeled. One goes to 1X2 and the other to AS-ISCT. They are Andrew Heliax 1/4" od. made by CommScone,  model number FSJ1-50A

  5827   Mon Nov 7 08:25:15 2011 steveUpdateGeneralno electricity on Nov. 20

The Nov.19 interruption was rescheduled to be on Nov.20,2011

          CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

                 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

            UTILITY & SERVICE INTERRUPTION

 

**PLEASE POST**

 

 

Building:         CENTRAL ENGINEERING SERVICES, STEELE HOUSE, KECK LAB,

                  LIGO GRAVITATION PHYSICS BLDG, SAFETY STORAGE (BY CES)

 

Date:             Sunday, Nov. 20,2011

 

Time:             10:00 AM TO 11:00 AM

 

Interruption:     ELECTRICITY

 

Contact:          MIKE ANCHONDO X-4999 OR TOM BRENNAN X-4984

 

*THIS INTERRUPTION IS REQUIRED FOR MAINTENANCE OF HIGH VOLTAGE SWITCHGEAR

IN CAMPUS SUB-STATION.

  5831   Mon Nov 7 14:58:17 2011 steveUpdateGeneralChamber illuminator remote switches installed

nullQuote:

I'm looking for an ether net based  power switch for turning lights on and off for the vacuum system from MEDM screen.  This is what I found

Jamie please take a look at it.

 

 

 I installed 4 remote AC power on/off strip at

1Y1   for the Vertex area 4 chamber illuminating lights ( CIL )

1Y3   for HV ps for PZT steering mirrors that should be interlocked with P1 pressure gauge. Power off above 3 mTorr

1Y4   for  ETMY CILs,

1X9   for ETMX CILs

I need one volunteer to help me to make MEDM screen and connect the network to the switches.

  5850   Wed Nov 9 16:03:21 2011 kiwamuSummaryGeneralGoal this week

Goal of this week :  ALS on the Y arm

Minimum success : Detection of the green beatnote between the freq-doubled PSL and the Y arm transmitted light

  5885   Mon Nov 14 11:32:02 2011 kiwamuSummaryGeneralGoal this week

Goal of this week : Noise budgeting on the Y arm ALS

Minimum success : bring the Y arm to the resonance by using ALS  NOISE BUDGETING!!!

 => as a preparation the incident beam pointing needs to be fixed by steering the MC suspensions.

Quote from #5850http://nodus.ligo.caltech.edu:8080/40m/5850

Goal of this week :  ALS on the Y arm (DONE)

  5963   Sun Nov 20 14:48:55 2011 kiwamuUpdateGeneralrecovery from the power shutdown

Recovery from the power shutdown

 - Turned on the raid disk of linux1.

 - Woke linux1 up. No fsck this time.

 - Woke up all the lab machines.

 - Turned on all the electronics racks' AC powers

 - Woke up fb and then front end machine (the raid for fb had been already up as I turned on the AC powers)

 - Turned on all the electronics racks' DC powers (Sorensens, Kepcos, and etc.)

 - Turned on the Marcnois which is driving the RF generation box.

 - Woke up all the lasers (PSL and End lasers)

 - Some burtrestoring (c1ioo, c1sus, c1susaux, c1msc, c1psl, c1iool0, c1auxey, c1auxex, c1oaf, c1pem)

 - Ran autolockMC scripts on op340m => After relocking of PMC a lock of MC was acquired immediately.

 - Turned on the PZT HV drivers.

 

Some issues

 - One of the Sorensens in 1X8 rack is showing the current limit sign. This is exactly the same situation as we saw before (#5592).

       Currently it's off. It needs an investigation to find who is drawing such a large amount of current.

 - C1SCX is not properly running. Rebooting the machine didn't help. This needs to be fixed.

       The symptom is : (1) all the values are frozen in the screens. (2) the c1scx status screens shows NO SYNC sign. (3) however the timing board looks blinking happily.

 - One of the VME rack on 1X3 is not showing the +/-15V green LED lights.

   This is the one on very upper side of the rack, which contains the old c1lsc machine and c1iscaux2. If we are still using c1iscaux2, it needs to be fixed.

  5965   Sun Nov 20 15:33:37 2011 ranaUpdateGeneralrecovery from the power shutdown

 restarted Apache on Nodus for the SVN as per wiki instructions

  5989   Wed Nov 23 16:48:39 2011 SureshUpdateGeneralcable cleanup

[Koji Suresh]

As part of the general lab clean up we removed many unused BNC cables (long and short) from around the SP table.  We removed one very long BNC cable which was connected on one side to an PEM input and not connected on the other side near the 1X2 rack..   There were several cables from an old SURF phase camera project which were still attached to a couple of RF amps on the SP tables and running towards the 1X6 rack. 

We also removed some unused power cables  plugged into a power distribution strip near Megatron.

 

  5992   Wed Nov 23 22:58:33 2011 KojiUpdateGeneralc1iscaux2 is back (re: recovery from the power shutdown)

Keying again did not help to solve the issue. I turned off the power at the back of the crate, and turn it on again.
Then the key worked again.

c1iscaux2 is burtrestored and running fine now.

Quote:

 - One of the VME rack on 1X3 is not showing the +/-15V green LED lights.

   This is the one on very upper side of the rack, which contains the old c1lsc machine and c1iscaux2. If we are still using c1iscaux2, it needs to be fixed.

 

  5993   Thu Nov 24 01:28:09 2011 kiwamuUpdateGeneral1X8 sorensen came back

Quote from #5963

 - One of the Sorensens in 1X8 rack is showing the current limit sign. This is exactly the same situation as we saw before (#5592).

       Currently it's off. It needs an investigation to find who is drawing such a large amount of current.

 The 1X8 Sorensen's issue has been solved somehow.

 To investigate what is going on with the Sorensen in the 1X8 rack, I turned on the Sorensen.
Then this time it didn't show the current limit sign, the voltage went up to 15.0, where it is supposed to be.
Surprisingly this is exactly the same recovery process as we saw before (#5592).
  5994   Thu Nov 24 02:23:43 2011 KojiSummaryGeneralGPIB<->WIFI

GPIB<->WIFI on Agilent Network Analyzer 4395A was broken.
The connection was fixed by replacing and configuring the LINKSYS bridge.

=======

Kiwamu and I have identified that the LINKSYS bridge was guilty.

I knew that we had another one in the bathroom, I configured it.

HOW TO CONFIGURE IT

  • You need a host with 192.168.1.*.
  • Connect the host and the LINKSYS directly
  • Open http://192.168.1.226/
  • Select 40MARS and infrastructure mode
  • Register it in the MAC filter of the 40MARS (see wiki and use your head)

The new unit works fine.

I checked the malfunctioning unit and the configuration was the same as the others.

The bad one detected the existence of 40MARS during the configuration, but it does not establish
the connection in the actual use. I am afraid that something is broken or some setting is lost
during the power supply shutdown.

  6019   Sat Nov 26 19:37:12 2011 DenUpdateGeneralfoton files

 I've checked foton files for small numbers. There are several other filters besides "Cheby" that are presented with small numbers. For example, "BTW0.01" in the LOCKING_Q, LOCKING_I modules,  "SeisDaytime"  in the SUP_MC3_SP_NOISE and others. The output of the commands is presented below.

>chans

>cat C1???.txt | grep e-23

 

SUP_MC3_SP_Y_NOISE 2 12 4  16384      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

SUP_MC3_SP_YAW_NOISE 2 21 4      0      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

SUP_MC3_SP_ROLL_NOISE 2 21 4      0      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

SUP_MC3_SP_PIT_NOISE 2 21 4      0      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

SUP_MC2_SP_Y_NOISE 2 12 4  16384      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

SUP_MC2_SP_YAW_NOISE 2 21 4      0      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

SUP_MC2_SP_ROLL_NOISE 2 21 4      0      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

SUP_MC2_SP_PIT_NOISE 2 21 4      0      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

SUP_MC1_SP_Y_NOISE 2 12 4  16384      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

SUP_MC1_SP_YAW_NOISE 2 21 4      0      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

SUP_MC1_SP_ROLL_NOISE 2 21 4      0      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

SUP_MC1_SP_PIT_NOISE 2 21 4      0      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

SUS_MC3_SUSYAW 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_MC3_SUSSIDE 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_MC3_SUSPOS 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_MC3_SUSPIT 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_MC3_LSC 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_MC2_SUSYAW 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_MC2_SUSSIDE 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_MC2_SUSPOS 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9978637592754149   0.9978663974923444   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_MC2_SUSPIT 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_MC1_SUSYAW 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_MC1_SUSSIDE 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_MC1_SUSPIT 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_SRM_SUSYAW 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby         1.1175580413719e-23    -1.99726998010527     0.99727436063954     2.00000000000000     1.00000000000000

SUS_SRM_SUSPOS 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby         1.1175580413719e-23    -1.99726998010527     0.99727436063954     2.00000000000000     1.00000000000000

SUS_SRM_SUSPIT 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby         1.1175580413719e-23    -1.99726998010527     0.99727436063954     2.00000000000000     1.00000000000000

SUS_PRM_SUSYAW 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby         1.1175580413719e-23    -1.99726998010527     0.99727436063954     2.00000000000000     1.00000000000000

SUS_PRM_SUSPOS 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby         1.1175580413719e-23    -1.99726998010527     0.99727436063954     2.00000000000000     1.00000000000000

SUS_PRM_SUSPIT 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby         1.1175580413719e-23    -1.99726998010527     0.99727436063954     2.00000000000000     1.00000000000000

SUS_ETMX_SUSYAW 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_ETMX_SUSSIDE 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_ETMX_SUSPOS 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_ETMX_SUSPIT 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_ETMX_LOCKIN1_I 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_ETMX_LOCKIN1_Q 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_ETMX_LOCKIN2_I 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_ETMX_LOCKIN2_Q 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SUS_ETMY_SUSYAW 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

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SUS_Y_NOISE_FILT 2 12 4  16384      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

SUS_PIT_NOISE_FILT 2 21 4      0      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

SUS_ROLL_NOISE_FILT 2 21 4      0      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

SUS_YAW_NOISE_FILT 2 21 4      0      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

SUS_Y_NOISE_FILT 2 12 4  16384      0 SeisDaytime    4.3736847644382e-23    -1.99994247406600     0.99994247737496    -0.00000000000000    -1.00000000000000

BS_LOCKIN2_Q 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

BS_LOCKIN2_I 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

BS_LOCKIN1_Q 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

BS_LOCKIN1_I 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

BS_SUSPIT 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

BS_SUSPOS 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

BS_SUSSIDE 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

BS_SUSYAW 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

ITMX_LOCKIN2_Q 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

ITMX_LOCKIN2_I 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

ITMX_LOCKIN1_Q 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

ITMX_LOCKIN1_I 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

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ITMX_SUSPOS 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

ITMX_SUSSIDE 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

ITMX_SUSYAW 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

ITMY_LOCKIN2_Q 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

ITMY_LOCKIN2_I 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

ITMY_LOCKIN1_Q 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

ITMY_LOCKIN1_I 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

ITMY_SUSPIT 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

ITMY_SUSPOS 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

ITMY_SUSSIDE 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

ITMY_SUSYAW 3 21 4      0      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

PRM_LOCKIN2_Q 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

PRM_LOCKIN2_I 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

PRM_SUSPIT 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

PRM_SUSPOS 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

PRM_SUSSIDE 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

PRM_SUSYAW 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SRM_LOCKIN2_Q 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SRM_LOCKIN2_I 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SRM_LOCKIN1_Q 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SRM_LOCKIN1_I 5 21 2      0      0 BTW0.01     1.351815922494362e-23  -1.9999929139431329   0.9999929139578397   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SRM_SUSPIT 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SRM_SUSPOS 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

SRM_SUSSIDE 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

 

SRM_SUSYAW 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby       1.117558041371939e-23  -1.9972699801052749   0.9972743606395355   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000

 
> cat C1???.txt | grep e-21
 
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ASS_LOCKIN9_I 0 21 2      0      0 LP          8.448680182849132e-21  -1.9999645699236510   0.9999645702913159   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000
ASS_LOCKIN7_Q 0 21 2      0      0 LP          8.448680182849132e-21  -1.9999645699236510   0.9999645702913159   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000
ASS_LOCKIN7_I 0 21 2      0      0 LP          8.448680182849132e-21  -1.9999645699236510   0.9999645702913159   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000
ASS_LOCKIN29_Q 1 21 2      0      0 LP50m       8.448680182849132e-21  -1.9999645699236510   0.9999645702913159   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000
ASS_LOCKIN29_I 1 21 2      0      0 LP50m       8.448680182849132e-21  -1.9999645699236510   0.9999645702913159   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000
ASS_LOCKIN27_Q 1 21 2      0      0 LP50m       8.448680182849132e-21  -1.9999645699236510   0.9999645702913159   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000
ASS_LOCKIN27_I 1 21 2      0      0 LP50m       8.448680182849132e-21  -1.9999645699236510   0.9999645702913159   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000
ASS_LOCKIN24_Q 0 21 2      0      0 LP          8.448680182849132e-21  -1.9999645699236510   0.9999645702913159   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000
ASS_LOCKIN24_I 0 21 2      0      0 LP          8.448680182849132e-21  -1.9999645699236510   0.9999645702913159   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000
ASS_LOCKIN22_Q 0 21 2      0      0 LP          8.448680182849132e-21  -1.9999645699236510   0.9999645702913159   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000
ASS_LOCKIN22_I 0 21 2      0      0 LP          8.448680182849132e-21  -1.9999645699236510   0.9999645702913159   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000
ASS_LOCKIN14_Q 1 21 2      0      0 LP50m       8.448680182849132e-21  -1.9999645699236510   0.9999645702913159   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000
ASS_LOCKIN14_I 1 21 2      0      0 LP50m       8.448680182849132e-21  -1.9999645699236510   0.9999645702913159   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000
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ASS_LOCKIN12_I 1 21 2      0      0 LP50m       8.448680182849132e-21  -1.9999645699236510   0.9999645702913159   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000
SUS_SRM_SUSSIDE 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby         8.6572646852632e-21    -1.99726998010527     0.99727436063954     2.00000000000000     1.00000000000000
SUS_PRM_SUSSIDE 3 12 4  32768      0 Cheby         8.6572646852632e-21    -1.99726998010527     0.99727436063954     2.00000000000000     1.00000000000000
 
> cat C1???.txt | grep e-19
 
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SUP_MC2_SP_Z_NOISE 1 21 4      0      0 StackVert     1.8769949851031e-19    -1.99887735863559     0.99888848406943     2.00000000000000     1.00000000000000
SUP_MC1_SP_Z_NOISE 1 21 4      0      0 StackVert     1.8769949851031e-19    -1.99887735863559     0.99888848406943     2.00000000000000     1.00000000000000
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SUP_MC1_SP_ROLL_NOISE 1 21 4      0      0 StackVert     1.8769949851031e-19    -1.99887735863559     0.99888848406943     2.00000000000000     1.00000000000000
SUP_MC1_SP_PIT_NOISE 1 21 4      0      0 StackVert     1.8769949851031e-19    -1.99887735863559     0.99888848406943     2.00000000000000     1.00000000000000
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SUS_Z_NOISE_FILT 1 21 4      0      0 StackVert     1.8769949851031e-19    -1.99887735863559     0.99888848406943     2.00000000000000     1.00000000000000
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ITMX_LOCKIN1_Q 2 21 2      0      0 BTW0.1       1.35175496376953e-19  -1.9999291403672526   0.9999291418378861   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000
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SRM_LOCKIN1_Q 2 21 2      0      0 BTW0.1       1.35175496376953e-19  -1.9999291403672526   0.9999291418378861   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000
SRM_LOCKIN1_I 2 21 2      0      0 BTW0.1       1.35175496376953e-19  -1.9999291403672526   0.9999291418378861   2.0000000000000000   1.0000000000000000 
  6071   Mon Dec 5 17:44:41 2011 kiwamuUpdateGeneralmy plan tonight

I am going to try handing off the ALS servo to the IR PDH servo on the Y arm and measure the noise.

 - first I need to investigate why the Y end PDH servo becomes unstable when the ALS is engaged with a high UGF.

 

(some notes)

 So far I still kept failing to increase the UGF of the ALS servo for some reason (see #6024).

Every time when I increased the UGF more then 50 Hz, the Y arm PDH lock became unlocked. It needs an explanation and a solution.

Another thing: During several trials in this evening I found the ETMY_SUSPOS_GAIN had been set to 1, so I reset it to 20, which gives us the damping Q of about 5.

 

(Temperature feedback activated)

 As planed in #6024 I have activated the temperature feedback, so that the PZT control signal is offloaded to the temperature. And it seems working fine.

Currently the gain is set to 0.03, which gives us a time constant of ~30 sec for offloading the control signal.

  6105   Mon Dec 12 11:34:40 2011 Leo SingerSummaryGeneralSome design parameters for a Stewart platform

At the suggestion of Rana and Koji, I have worked out some design parameters for a Stewart platform to be used as a vibration isolation device or as a platform for characterization of suspensions.  I have made some initial guesses about the following design requirements:

  • linear travel: 40 microns peak to peak (based on SOS design requirements in LIGO-T950011)
  • angular travel: 3 mrad peak to peak (based on SOS design requirements in LIGO-T950011)
  • payload mass: 5 kg (wild guess of mass of loaded SOS)
  • payload moment of inertia: 0.01 kg m^2 (wild guess)
  • bandwidth: 500 Hz (suggestion of Rana and Koji: ~kHz)

From these assumptions, I have worked out:

  • peak actuator force: 0.88 kN
  • minimum radius of top platform: 15 cm
  • minimum radius of bottom platform: 30 cm
  • minimum height: 26 cm

The combination of high force, high speed, and ~micron travel limits seems to point to piezoelectric actuators.  PI's model P-225.80 would meet the peak push-pull force requirement, but I have not yet determined if it would meet the bandwidth requirement.  Apparently, typical piezoelectric actuators can exert a greater push force than pull force; wonder if one could use an actuator with a smaller force range than the P-225.80 if the actuator is biased by compression.  (Is this what is meant by a "preloaded" actuator?) 

I have attached a PDF explaining how I worked out the actuator force and platform dimensions.  (I'll try to dice up this PDF and put the contents in the Wiki.)  I also have a plant model in MATLAB with which I have been playing around with control schemes, but I don't think that this is ready to show yet.

Here are some tasks that still remain to be done for this preliminary case study:

  • select sensing technologies: integrated linear encoders and/or strain meters, inertial sensing, optical levers, etc.
  • study joints: Koji and Rana suggest flexures; I need to propose the joint geometry and material
  • study internal modes of the platforms and actuators themselves
  • build noise budget

I'd like to ask for input principally on:

  • appropriateness of my design assumptions
  • piezo actuators currently in use in the lab

 Edit: I also added a Mathematica notebook with the inverse kinematics (mapping from platform state to leg lengths) of the platform. 

 

 

 

 

 

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  6143   Wed Dec 21 14:41:22 2011 kiwamuSummaryGeneralminutes of 40m meeting : short-term plan

Here is the Gantt chart we discussed in the 40m meeting today.

Based on the discussions we had, I applied a little bit of corrections on the chart but the main stream remains the same.

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  6161   Tue Jan 3 17:46:38 2012 Updated Stewart platform design requirementsUpdateGeneralUpdated design requirements for a Stewart platform

I updated the design requirements for the Stewart platform.  I weighed the unloaded "dirty" SOS that was sitting on the workbench in the control room; its mass is 11 kg.  Steve suggested that the OSEMs (not installed on this model) would add another 0.5 kg.  From the specs in the final SOS design document, LIGO-T970135, I added 0.25 kg for the optic itself; I am therefore taking the total payload mass to be 11.75 kg.  (Now, the upper stage of the Stewart platform itself will likely add a nontrivial amount, but I am not worrying about this yet.)

I have e-mailed Janeen Romie to obtain the actual center of mass and principal moments of inertia of the platform.  I also cooked up a simple scheme to measure both quantities, should this information not be available.  It would involve rigidly mounting the dirty SOS to a rigid bar hung from a pivot.  By translating the mount point in two dimensions and measuring the period of the pendulum, I ought to be able to find the center of mass and moments of inertia by multilinear regression.  However, this elaborate scheme is not necessary to just compute some ballpark figures; it could wait until a later stage in the design.  For the time being, I just rescaled the moment of inertia proportional to the increase in mass, such that the torque-to-force ratio is unchanged.

As such, the design requirements are now 

  • linear travel: 40 microns peak to peak (based on SOS design requirements in LIGO-T950011)
  • angular travel: 3 mrad peak to peak (based on SOS design requirements in LIGO-T950011)
  • payload mass: 11.75 kg (measured unloaded mass, plus educated guesses about combined mass of OSEMs and optic)
  • payload moment of inertia: 0.0232 kg m^2 (wild guess)
  • bandwidth: 500 Hz (suggestion of Rana and Koji: ~kHz)

From these assumptions, the revised actuator requirements and dimensions are:

  • peak actuator force: 2.04 kN
  • minimum radius of top platform: 15 cm
  • minimum radius of bottom platform: 30 cm
  • minimum height: 26 cm

See the attached PDF document.

It appears that the actuator that I had originally nominated, PI's model P-225.80, would very nearly meet the actuator force requirement.  Steve also pointed out the following single-axis shakers that are already in use in the 40m:

  • Brüel & Kjær type 4809
  • Brüel & Kjær type 4810

I want to find out if either of these would meet the present need, but I'm waiting on a response from the manufacturer to get access to the data sheets.

 

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  6163   Tue Jan 3 20:42:05 2012 Leo SingerUpdateGeneralActuators for Stewart platform

 I checked on the two single-axis shakers that are present at the 40m that Steve pointed out:

  • Brüel & Kjær type 4809, rated for 45 N peak, and
  • Brüel & Kjær type 4810, rated for 10 N peak.

Neither of these meet the force requirement of 2.04 kN peak.

  6165   Wed Jan 4 02:43:40 2012 ranaUpdateGeneralActuators for Stewart platform

Quote:

 I checked on the two single-axis shakers that are present at the 40m that Steve pointed out:

  • Brüel & Kjær type 4809, rated for 45 N peak, and
  • Brüel & Kjær type 4810, rated for 10 N peak.

Neither of these meet the force requirement of 2.04 kN peak.

 Time to lower your expectations!

Do we really need 40 microns at 500 Hz? Or perhaps should there be a frequency dependent displacement requirement?

  6172   Thu Jan 5 09:08:48 2012 steveUpdateGeneralframebuilder is back

Dataviewer is recovered after heavy new year party.

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  6178   Fri Jan 6 19:17:07 2012 Max De JongUpdateGeneralMounted projector

I mounted the new projector to the pipe where the old projector was attached. The mounting hardware wasn't designed for attaching to a pipe, but with Steve's help I mounted the projector. The projector is angled away from the area of the wall designated as the screen, and I am going to meet with Steve Monday to fix this.

  6186   Wed Jan 11 21:35:33 2012 Max De JongUpdateGeneralProjector

I finished mounting the new projector. The projector and computer monitor now display information.

  6219   Tue Jan 24 13:36:05 2012 ZachBureaucracyGeneralIf I'm Peter Pan...

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JA - MIE - RO!

  6250   Fri Feb 3 17:31:09 2012 steveUpdateGeneralgreen welding glass

Schott, green welding glass, shade 14, 3 mm thick  was measured in the beam path of 1.2W, S polarization of 1064nm at ~1 mm diameter size as MC reflected path.

Absorption 95%, R 5% at incident angle 25-50 degrees. It looks like the perfect material for beam trap.

 

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  6254   Fri Feb 3 20:58:56 2012 SteveConfigurationGeneralIlluminator Picture
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  6280   Tue Feb 14 17:09:05 2012 steveUpdateGeneralreflectivity of green welding glass

 Schott, Athermal green welding glass, shade #14 reflectivity was measured in 1.2W,  ~1 mm diameter  beam of MC reflected.

The P polarization measurement  was done with the help of half wave plate and PBC

 

 

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  6412   Wed Mar 14 05:26:39 2012 interferomter tack forceUpdateGeneraldaytime tasks

The following tasks need to be done in the daytime tomorrow.

  • Hook up the DC output of the Y green BBPD on the PSL table to an ADC channel (Jamie / Steve)
  • Install fancy suspension matrices on PRM and ITMX [#6365] (Jenne)
  • Check if the REFL165 RFPD is healthy or not (Suresh / Koji)
    • According to a simulation the REFL165 demod signal should show similar amount of the signal to that of REFL33.
    • But right now it is showing super tiny signals [#6403]
  6416   Wed Mar 14 14:09:01 2012 interferomter tack forceUpdateGeneraldaytime tasks

Quote:

The following tasks need to be done in the daytime tomorrow.

  • Hook up the DC output of the Y green BBPD on the PSL table to an ADC channel (Jamie / Steve)
  • Install fancy suspension matrices on PRM and ITMX [#6365] (Jenne)
  • Check if the REFL165 RFPD is healthy or not (Suresh / Koji)
    • According to a simulation the REFL165 demod signal should show similar amount of the signal to that of REFL33.
    • But right now it is showing super tiny signals [#6403]

 For ITMX, I used the values from the conlog:

2011/08/12,20:10:12 utc 'C1:SUS[-_]ITMX[-_]INMATRIX'
These are the latest values in the conlog that aren't the basic matricies.  Even though we did a round of diagonalization in Sept, and the 
matricies are saved in a .mat file, it doesn't look like we used the ITMX matrix from that time.

For PRM, I used the matricies that were saved in InputMatricies_16Sept2011.mat, in the peakFit folder, since I couldn't find anything in the Conlog other than the basic matricies.

 

UPDATE:  I didn't actually count the number of oscillations until the optics were damped, so I don't have an actual number for the Q, but I feel good about the damping, after having kicked POS of both ITMX and PRM and watching the sensors.

  6418   Wed Mar 14 16:39:02 2012 SureshUpdateGeneralREFL165 signal was not reaching demod board : Fixed

Quote:

The following tasks need to be done in the daytime tomorrow.

  • Hook up the DC output of the Y green BBPD on the PSL table to an ADC channel (Jamie / Steve)
  • Install fancy suspension matrices on PRM and ITMX [#6365] (Jenne)
  • Check if the REFL165 RFPD is healthy or not (Suresh / Koji)
    • According to a simulation the REFL165 demod signal should show similar amount of the signal to that of REFL33.
    • But right now it is showing super tiny signals [#6403]

 The REFL165 RF output was not reaching the Demod board.  The RF cable was disconnected.  I fixed that and then I put in a RF signal at 165MHz , 1.66 mVrms at the test input  (100Hz off set from the 165MHz LO) and saw that the 100 Hz demodulated signal was visible in the dataviewer. 

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Will complete the Optical RF power -> CDS counts calibration tomorrow morning. 

  6473   Fri Mar 30 17:37:09 2012 steveUpdateGeneralcutting green welding glass for beam dumps

Quote:

Schott, green welding glass, shade 14, 3 mm thick  was measured in the beam path of 1.2W, S polarization of 1064nm at ~1 mm diameter size as MC reflected path.

Absorption 95%, R 5% at incident angle 25-50 degrees. It looks like the perfect material for beam trap.

 

 The CIT Chemistry Glass Shop cuts turned out to be sloppy using diamond disc blade  cutter.

East coast Precision Glass & Optics  offered scribed cut and polished side. Their quote price was high and time consuming.

The GLASS HOUSE  shop in Pasadena 626 / 796-9151 on Walnut did a good and cheap job. Oscar the cutter will finish the rest of the cutting by next Friday, April 6

He used scribed cutting technic and his 1" x  0.5"  pieces are good. Bob will pick up them up.

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  6500   Fri Apr 6 19:40:57 2012 Mike J.SummaryGeneralLaser Emergency Shutoff

I accidently shut off the laser at 19:34 with the emergency shutoff button while trying to tap into a video line for the Sensoray device.

  6501   Fri Apr 6 20:05:12 2012 JamieSummaryGeneralLaser Emergency Shutoff

We reset the interlock and restarted the PSL.  The end AUX lasers seem to have come back online fine.  PMC and mode cleaner locked back up quickly.

  6520   Wed Apr 11 16:33:16 2012 JenneBureaucracyGeneral40m Meeting Action Items

Action Items from Last Week:

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Action Items this Week and LEAD PERSON:

Assemble and ship 4 TTs from LHO - SURESH

Prepare electronics for TTs (coil drivers) - JAMIE

In-air TT testing to confirm we can control / move TTs before we vent (starting in ~2 weeks) - SURESH

Connect TTs to digital system and controls, lay cables if needed - JAMIE with SURESH

OAF comparison plot, both online and offline, comparing static, adaptive and static+adaptive - DEN

Static-only OAF noise budget (Adaptive noise budget as next step) - DEN

Black glass: big baffle pieces to clean&bake, get small pieces from Bob, put into baskets, make new basket for 1" pieces, get to clean&bake - KOJI

IPPOS beam measurement - SURESH with JENNE

AS beam measurement (if beam is bright enough) - SURESH and JENNE

Mode matching calculations, sensitivity to MC waist measurement errors, PRM position - JENNE

Summary of IFO questions, measurements to take, and game plan - JENNE

Think up diagnostic measurement to determine mode matching to PRC while chambers are open, while we tweak MMT - JAMIE, JENNE, KOJI, SURESH

  6521   Wed Apr 11 17:56:26 2012 JenneUpdateGeneralSummary of things to figure out with the IFO

Questions:

Power recycling gain

   * It should be ~40, but we observe/measure it to be ~7.  Even if mode matching of ~50% is assumed, gain is calculated to be ~15

   * Would like to measure PR gain independent of mode matching, if possible

Power recycling cavity mode matching

   * Reflectivity of PRMI was measured to be ~50%.  That's pretty high.  What's going on?

   * Even if we're mode matched to the arm, are we appropriately mode matched to the PRC?

Is beam from MC clipped in the Faraday?

   * We had to use MC axis for input pointing since PZTs aren't totally working.

   * Need to measure IPPOS beam for different MC alignments to see if horizontal waist measurement stays constant.

PRM flipped?

   * Not likely, but it can't hurt to confirm for sure.

   * Want to know, since it could give us a different plan for MMT moving than if the PRM is correct.

Thick optic non-normal incidence in IPPO - does this exaggerate astigmatism, which would help explain IPPOS measurement?

Is PRC waist same size / position as arm cavity waist, given the current "known" positions of all the optics?

   * How is this effected by moving the PRM?

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Measurements to take and what information they give us:

IPPOS beam scan, with MC as-is

   * Confirm (or not) IPPOS measurements from last week

IPPOS beam scan with different MC alignments

   * Will tell us about Faraday clipping, if any

AS beam scan, misaligned PRM, misaligned SRM, misaligned ITMX, single bounce from ITMY

   * Can only take this measurement if beam is bright enough, so we'll just have to try

   * Will confirm IPPOS measurement, but includes going through the thick PRM, so can compare to calculated intra-PRC mode

REFL beam scan (already done....is the data satisfactory? If so, no need to redo), single bounce off of PRM

   * Will tell us about the potential PRM flipping

   * Need to compare with calculated mode at REFL port for flipped or non-flipped PRM

Look at POP camera, see 2nd pass through cavity

   * Try to match 1st and 2nd pass.  If they don't match, we're not well matched to PRC mode

Look at beam directly on ETMY cage, then beam from ETM, bounce off ITM, back to ETM cage

   * If the beams are the same size, we're well matched to arm cavity mode

   * Use fancy new frame-grabber.

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MMT code things to calculate, and what information it gives us:

REFL beam path, for PRM flipping comparison

Thick IPPO non-normal incidence - I'm not sure how to do this yet, since I only know how non-normal incidence changes effective radii of curvature, and this is a flat optic, so *cos(theta) or /cos(theta)  won't do anything to an infinite RoC

Compare PRC waist to arm cavity waist, using "known" optic positions

Mode matching sensitivity to MC waist measurements

Mode matching sensitivity to PRM position

  6542   Wed Apr 18 08:53:50 2012 JamieUpdateGeneralPower outage last night

Apparently there was a catastrophic power failure last night.  Bob says it took out power in most of Pasadena.

Bob checked the vacuum system when he got in first thing this morning and everything's back up and checks out.  The laster is still off and most of the front-end computers did not recover.

I'm going to start a boot fest now.  I'll be able to report more once everything is back on.

  6543   Wed Apr 18 10:05:40 2012 JamieUpdateGeneralPower outage last night

All of the front-ends are back up and I've been able to recover local control of all of the opitcs (snapshots from saturday). Issues:

  • I can't lock the PMC.  Still unclear why.
  • there are no oplev signals in MC1, MC2, and MC3
  • Something is wrong with PRM.  He is very noisy.  Turning on his oplev servo makes him go crazy.
  • There are all sorts of problems with the oplevs in general.  Many of the optics have no oplev settings.  This is probably not related to the power outage.

On a brighter note, ETMX is damped with it's new RCG 2.5 controller!  yay!

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