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  5542   Mon Sep 26 11:35:44 2011 steveUpdateCamerasarms cameras upgraded

The arm's CCD cameras were reset as picture shows last week.

The height adjustment only works at ITMX. Short post holders are ordered to make this feature  available on the rest.

The 75 ohms video and power supply cables are stress relieved. Solid cover can be attached now without  miss aligning cameras.

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  5562   Wed Sep 28 07:36:41 2011 steveUpdateSUSITMY damping restored

ITMY suspention damping restored

  5563   Wed Sep 28 07:46:42 2011 steveUpdateSUSDsub connections at the back of 1X5 are fixed

 

 I'm turning  the sus damping  off for Dsub connection fix at  the back of 1X5 rack

The plan is to install 4-40 jack screws to lock connector positions.

All dewittening(or called coil driver) and wittening D sub connectors are locked with two 4-40 socket head screws

  5587   Fri Sep 30 17:01:29 2011 steveUpdateSUSETMX oplev intensity effect on noise

Kiwamu and Steve,

This is one of the better oplev set up we have. Single bounce from TM, no mirror on stack. One lens and one  mirror on ISCT. Old Uniphase 1103P laser on heafty 3" od mounts.

Somewhat  big ~5-6 mm spot on qpd in  1,300 counts.

The intensity noise effect can be seen at 1 Hz and 3-20 Hz

Oplev servo was OFF

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  5599   Mon Oct 3 08:38:21 2011 steveSummaryVACRecovery from the power shutdown is completed

 

I failed to start Rana's favorit anciant desktop computer at the vac rack. He has to baby this old beast just a little bit more.

Vacuum status: Vac Normal was reached through Farfalla: Rga was switched back to IFO and and Annuloses are beeing pumped now.

V1 was closed for about a day and the pressure reached  ~2.8 mTorr in the IFO.  This leakrate plus outgassing is normal

The ref cavity 5000V was turned on.

The only thing that has to be done is to restart the RGA. I forgat to turn it off on Friday.

 

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  5610   Tue Oct 4 07:51:36 2011 steveUpdateCDSc1lsc and c1sus are still down

 

 c1lsc and c1sus are still down. Only ETMX and ETMY are damped

  5620   Wed Oct 5 11:33:25 2011 steveUpdateSUSPRM and BS oplev laser replaced

 

JDSU 1103P died after 4 years of service. It was replaced with new identical head of 2.9 mW output. The power supply was also changed.

The return spots of 0.04 mW  2.5 mm diameter on qpds are BS  3,700 counts and PRM 4,250 counts.

 

  5622   Wed Oct 5 17:08:49 2011 steveUpdateSUSBS oplev spectra

Kiwamu and Steve,

The He/Ne oplev shows no coherece so relative intensity noise is not limiting factor for the oplev servo

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  5630   Fri Oct 7 14:04:48 2011 steveUpdateSUSHe/Ne intensity noise effect on oplevs

The SRM bounce peak 18.33 Hz. Suresh helped me to retune filter through Foton, but we failed to remove it.

ITMX_OPLEV_PERROR shows high coherence with oplev laser. This is our lousiest set up. I will work on it next week.

Generally speaking we can say that JDSU-Uniphase 1103P and 1125P laser intensity noise do not limit oplev servo performance.

However, the overall well being of filters, gain settings, beam sizes on qpds are poor.

 

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  5645   Mon Oct 10 16:32:18 2011 steveUpdateSUSUL sensor of ETMY is recovered

 I lost UL osem voltage this morning when I was checking the actual connection at rack ETMY

This after noon I disconnected  the 64 pins IDE connector from satelite amp at the rack, and the two 25 pins Dsubs at this juction board.

UL OSEM recovered after reconnecting these three connectors.

Atm3, bad connection.........noisy UL

 

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  5655   Wed Oct 12 08:43:30 2011 steveUpdateSUSITMX oplev improved a bit

 Atm2 is before optical path adjustment. The idea was to remove possible clipping in vacuum.

Coherense significantly reduced below 4 Hz

Today I will replace the He/Ne laser 1125P with 1103P

 

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  5660   Thu Oct 13 14:23:09 2011 steveUpdateSUSITMX oplev with 3 mm beam on qpd

 I replaced the JDSU-Uniphase 1125P by 1103P He/Ne laser. This new laser had 2.8 mW output yesterday. It degraded to 0.5 mW by this morning.

The beam size on the QPD is ~3 mm  This should give us  better sensitivity. These are not the perfect lenses at all, but we have them here.

On the other hand, there are still some coherence below 1 Hz, so the laser intensity noise or clipping dominating  this  part of the spectrum.

 

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  5675   Mon Oct 17 07:57:24 2011 steveUpdateSUSETMX sus damping restored
  5680   Mon Oct 17 17:07:30 2011 steveUpdateSUSETMX oplev returning beam od 3 mm

 ETMX oplev had 6 mm diameter beam on the qpd.  I relayed the beam path with 2 lenses  to get back  3 mm beam on the qpd

BRC 037  -100 Bi _concave lens and PCX 25  200 VIS do the job. Unfortunately the concave lens has the AR 1064.

 

 

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  5692   Wed Oct 19 08:34:16 2011 steveUpdateSUSSRM sus damping restored

Sorry Kiwamu, I realized too late that you were freeswigging. Hopefully 4 hrs was enough.

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  5693   Wed Oct 19 09:44:10 2011 steveUpdateSUSETMX oplev power spectrum

Quote:

 ETMX oplev had 6 mm diameter beam on the qpd.  I relayed the beam path with 2 lenses  to get back  3 mm beam on the qpd

BRC 037  -100 Bi _concave lens and PCX 25  200 VIS do the job. Unfortunately the concave lens has the AR 1064.

 

 

 Coherence at 1 and 2-3 Hz only. He/Ne laser intensity noise is not an issue.

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  5701   Wed Oct 19 16:28:35 2011 steveUpdateGreen LockingETMY mechanical shutter is working

Quote:

Uniblitz mechanical shutter installed in the green beam path at ETMY-ISCT  The remote control cable has not been connected.

The ETMY  shutter can be remotely switched from medm screen POY of mechanical shutters.

The new cable from ETMY controller goes to east vertex EV-ISCT where it is connected to POY shutter hook up BNC cable.

  5712   Thu Oct 20 12:43:19 2011 steveUpdateSAFETYrefilled first aid kits & their locations

First aid kits are located close vicinity of entry doors and under circuit breaker panels.

 

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  5719   Fri Oct 21 09:08:33 2011 steveUpdateSUSMC2 Misalignment

 Thinks to do before the NEXT realignment:

B,  tie 4 ancher bolts on table legs to the floor

C,  tie 4 dog clamps between table and chamber

D,  check the locked position of the 4 x 4 positioning screws

E,  check bellow protecting 4 tubes are not shorting

A,  here is the concrete  slab cut

 

It reminds me to check the  IFO vacuum envelope dog clamps on the chambers to floor  with torque wrench.

 

 

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  5720   Fri Oct 21 10:32:14 2011 steveUpdatePSLPSL laser turned off

In order to move the emergency shut off switch in room 103 I had to turn off the 2 W Innolight laser. This job will take an hour.

 

  5721   Fri Oct 21 11:02:47 2011 steveUpdatePSLPSL laser turned ON

Quote:

In order to move the emergency shut off switch in room 103 I had to turn off the 2 W Innolight laser. This job will take an hour.

 

 It is back on.

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  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*

  5759   Fri Oct 28 18:33:59 2011 steveUpdateVACleaking nitrogen line fixed

I was lucky to notice that the nitrogen supply line to the vacuum valves was leaking. Closed ALL valves. Open supply line to atm. Fixed leak. 

This was done fast so the pumps did not have to be shut down. Pressurized supply line and open valves to

"Vac Normal" condition in the right sequence.

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  5767   Mon Oct 31 08:55:19 2011 steveUpdateVACpressure plot at day 53

Quote:

I was lucky to notice that the nitrogen supply line to the vacuum valves was leaking. Closed ALL valves. Open supply line to atm. Fixed leak. 

This was done fast so the pumps did not have to be shut down. Pressurized supply line and open valves to

"Vac Normal" condition in the right sequence.

 

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  5768   Mon Oct 31 09:42:12 2011 steveUpdateIOOPMC locked

The PMC HV drops off more offen lately.

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  5771   Mon Oct 31 15:58:25 2011 steveUpdateSUSthinking of black glass baffles for 40m

Shade 12 black glass-green lines: 1/8" thick,  6" wide  x 7 " high  mounted on angle bracket below.  Aperture 1" diameter. Let me know what do you think.

 

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  5782   Wed Nov 2 10:04:05 2011 steveUpdateSUSMC2 chamber anchoring tightened

Quote:

 Thinks to do before the NEXT realignment:

B,  tie 4 ancher bolts on table legs to the floor

C,  tie 4 dog clamps between table and chamber

D,  check the locked position of the 4 x 4 positioning screws

E,  check bellow protecting 4 tubes are not shorting

A,  here is the concrete  slab cut

 

It reminds me to check the  IFO vacuum envelope dog clamps on the chambers to floor  with torque wrench.

 

 

 I locked the PMC and MC resonated in TM00 right on. Than I started checking anchoring screws with the torque wrench.

B,  3/8 foor bolts were tight, They were set  to 50 ft/lbs

C,  dog clamp bolts were tight at 80 ft/lbs

D,  horizontal position locks were lose. They were locked by finger.

E,  below covers were reset not to short

The MC is locking in TM01 mode now 

  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

  5826   Mon Nov 7 08:08:24 2011 steveUpdateIOOPMC locked

The PMC acted like it was sleeping. The HV slider was dead. The MC locked instantly as the PMC had transmission.

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  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.

  5844   Wed Nov 9 07:57:39 2011 steveUpdateSUSETMX oplev is down and sus damping restored

The ETMX oplev returning beam is well centered on the qpd. We lost this signal 2 days ago. I will check on the qpd.

ETMX sus damping restored.       c1iscex computer is down

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  5887   Mon Nov 14 15:46:14 2011 steveUpdateVACTP2's forepump changed

The foreline pressure of TP2 was 1.4 Torr this morning. This drypump worked well for ten months.

Recently rebuilt  drypump with new seal was swapped in.

This is how you do it: close  V1,  V4 and turn off TP2. Replace drypump and start up TP2

Set pump speed to 50 K rpm and open V4 to TP1 Note that the Maglev was not turned off  because V4 was closed off only 5-10 minutes.

Open V1 the status is Vac Normal.

TP2 is rotating at  50K rpm, current pick up 0.2A,  the temp is 26C and its foreline pressure 33 mTorr

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  5897   Tue Nov 15 16:16:34 2011 steveUpdatePSLenclosure interlocks are working on all sliding doors

Ben and Sam came over to fix one of  the east side  sliding  door sensor that had to be moved from the inside  to outside on the enclosure.

We turned off the 2w Innolight for 20minutes. The power is back on, the  PMC and MC locked itself immediately.

  5898   Tue Nov 15 16:25:38 2011 steveUpdatePSLIOO angle qpd centered

This moring I centered the IOO Angle QPD. The IOO Pos QPD was not centered. The existing layout does not allow the beam centering of the Pos qpd without misaligning the MC

input. We have to add an aditional steering mirror. I will do that tomorrow morning.

  5907   Wed Nov 16 10:11:20 2011 steveUpdatePSLIOO angle & pos qpd centered

Quote:

This moring I centered the IOO Angle QPD. The IOO Pos QPD was not centered. The existing layout does not allow the beam centering of the Pos qpd without misaligning the MC

input. We have to add an aditional steering mirror. I will do that tomorrow morning.

 I added the steering mirror for Pos  and centered both qpds

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  5909   Wed Nov 16 10:25:57 2011 steveUpdateSUSPRM damping restored

The  PRM lost damping about a day ago. It was restored.

  5912   Wed Nov 16 14:34:18 2011 steveUpdatePSLIOO beam moves in pitch

C1:IOO-QPD_ANG_VERT beam movement  in 1 degree C temp change in 3 hrs

 

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  5927   Thu Nov 17 15:19:06 2011 steveUpdateSUSTi spring plunger to hold OSEM is not affortable

Our existing 300 series SS plungers from McMastercar #8476A43 are silver plated as Atm2 shows.

Problems:  1, they become magnetized after years being close to the magnets

                     2, they oxidize by time so it is hard to turn them

                    

I looked around to replace them.

Titanium body, nose and beryllium copper spring. None magnetic for UHV enviorment.

Can be made in 7 weeks at an UNREASONABLE $169.00 ea at quantity of 50

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  5950   Fri Nov 18 16:37:14 2011 steveUpdateVACpreparing for ac power interruption

The vacuum is ready for no AC power for 1 hr on Sunday morning at 10am

 

I did the follwing:

 

Closed V1,  stopped the rotation of TP-1 maglev, waited till it reached 0 Hz_ rpm  and  turned it's controller off.

Closed V4 and stopped TP-2 rotating

Closed all annuloses and VA6

Closed VM1 and opened VM3 This means the RGA is being pumped by TP3. RGA is running in background mode. V5 will close instantly as the AC will be turned off.

VAC STATUS:  IFO envelope and annulosses are not pumped.  P1  pressure will reach 5-6 mTorr by Sunday morning.

                                 The PSL output shutter will be closed by the interlock at 3 mTorr

 

Kiwamu will turn off Piezo Jena PZT power supplies and computers Saturday.

I will be here around 1pm Sunday to star pumping. I will need EPICs MEDM running by than.

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  5962   Sun Nov 20 13:51:54 2011 steveUpdateVACvacuum is back up after ac interruption

State condition: Vac Normal,          CC1 ~8e-6 Torr

The IFO pressure peaked at  8.3 mTorr after 2days of not pumping.

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  6025   Mon Nov 28 15:43:36 2011 steveUpdateRF SystemEOM temp zoomed

Quote:

Quote:

Here is 5 days of trend of the EOM temp sensor and the heater driver monitor.  Unfortunately, it looks like we're regularly railing the heater.  Not so awesome. 

Can you zoom the temp mon? (V= -0.1 ~ +0.1)
The crystal was too cold and I tried to heat the PSL table by the lighting. But it seemed in vain.

 It is not working

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  6036   Tue Nov 29 15:25:29 2011 steveUpdateRF SystemEOM temp stabilization performance

 It is not obvious what is working.

 

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  6058   Thu Dec 1 11:25:10 2011 steveUpdatePEM40m infrastructure holds up well in strong wind condition

 Santa Anna wind speed was locked around 60 kmph last night on campus. The strongest in 30 years.  The lab hold up well. We did not lose  AC power either.

Threes and windows were blown out and  over on campus.

We have 4 sliding glass windows without "heavy-laser proved" inside protection.

We should plan to upgrade ALL  sliding glass windows with metal protection from the inside.The strongest in 30 years.

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  6120   Wed Dec 14 14:40:53 2011 steveUpdateGreen Lockingdelay line bnc cable specs

The existingly used used Pasternack Enterprices RG58 C/U cable lenght ~ 140 ft and the specs are here at Atm1

 

Atm2 The performance grade RG58-P coaxial cable specs.

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  6139   Tue Dec 20 15:49:21 2011 steveUpdatePEMoptical table top

3/4 " thick colored acrylic material will be used in this air tight design. Surgical tubing for o-ring. We may have to put an o-ring into the bottom to have it really air tight.

Feedtrouhs: www.roxtec.com

The top drawing is not ready. It will have handle and industrial grade L-handle lock pin to hold cover down. There will be 2  one inch od post in the midle of the table to hold the cover and lock  the ball pin.

I'm waiting for your inputs, so I can send this preliminary design out for quote.

 

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  6168   Wed Jan 4 09:06:50 2012 steveUpdateComputerspossible front-end timing issue

Quote:

Quote:

Is there a reason the framebuilder status light is red for all the front ends?

Also, I reenabled PRM watchdog.

Apparently there is a bug in the timing cards having to do with the new year roll-over that is causing front-end problems.  From Rolf:

For systems using the Spectracom IRIG-B cards for timing information, the code did not properly roll over the time for
2012 (still thinks it is 2011 and get reports from DAQ of timing errors (0x4000)). I have made a temporary fix for this
in the controller.c code in branch-2.3, branch-2.4 and release 2.3.1. 

I was going to check to see if the 40m is suffering from this. I'll be over to see if that's the problem.

 The problem is the same as yesterday.

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

Dataviewer is recovered after heavy new year party.

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  6180   Mon Jan 9 08:47:35 2012 steveUpdateSUSETMX damping restored

ETMX sus damping restored

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