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  7632   Fri Oct 26 16:57:30 2012 JenneUpdateAlignmentPR2 aligned, PR3 mostly aligned

[Raji, Jenne]

After lunch we began where Raji and Jamie had left things.  PR2 was unfortunately pitched down so far that it was almost hitting the table just in front of PR3.  I loosened the 4 clamp screws that hold the wire clamp assembly to the mirror holder, and tapped it back and forth until I was within hysteresis range, re-tightened, then tapped the top and bottom until we were at the correct beam height just in front of PR3.  I also had to unclamp it from the table and twist the base a tiny bit, since the beam was closer to hitting the beam tube than the optic.  Finally, however, PR2 is adjusted such that the beam hits the center of PR3.

Moving on to PR3, the pitch looked good while we were looking at the aperture placed near the face of ITMY, so we left that alone.  The beam is off in yaw though.  Several times I unclamped the tip tilt from the table, and twisted it one way or another, but every time when I tighten the dog clamps, I'm too far off in yaw.  The beam points a little too far south of the center of ITMY, so we were putting the beam a little north of the center before I clamped it, but even tightening the screws in the same order, by the same amount each time, causes a different amount of slipping/twisting/something of the TT mount, so we never end up directly in the center of the ITM.  It seems a little like a stochastic process, and we just need to do it a few more times until we get it right. 

We left it clamped to the table, but not in it's final place, and left for JClub.  On Monday morning we need to go back to it.  As long as we're pretty close to centered, we should probably also have someone at ETMY checking the centering, because we need to be centered in both ITMY and ETMY.

We have not touched the SR tip tilts, so those will obviously need some attention when we get to that point.

  7631   Fri Oct 26 13:08:14 2012 JenneUpdateSUSTip tilts in progress

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Jamie is working on re-pitch aligning TT004 and TT005 (we already did 001), then we can re-install them in the vacuum system later this afternoon.

 The tip tilts have all been pitch-adjusted now, and they have all been put back onto the tables, with the same serial numbers in the same places as we took them out.  Jamie also re-leveled the BS table.

Raji and I will align things after I finish measuring the MC spot positions.

  7630   Fri Oct 26 10:44:25 2012 JenneUpdateSUSTip tilts in progress

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Jamie and I spent some time with tip tilt SN001 this afternoon.  This was installed as SR3, so I was going to put a new LaserOptik mirror in there.  I accidentally snapped one of the wires (I forgot how strong the magnets are - one zipped from the mirror holder and captured the wire).  Jamie and I put the new LaserOptik mirror in, with the wedge correct, but we need to re-resuspend it with the 0.0036" wire tomorrow.  We'll also keep working on re-pitch aligning the other optics.

PR2 needs to be put back as a G&H, and we need to put a LaserOptik mirror into PR3.

 We resuspended SN001 this morning with 0.0036" wire.  We did as Koji suggested, and flipped the wire clamp so the suspension point is a little higher, so we'll see if that helps.  We put LaserOptik mirror SN1 into this TT001.

We put the G&H mirror back into TT004, which is PR2.  We also put a LaserOptik mirror (SN5) into TT005, which is SR3.

Jamie is working on re-pitch aligning TT004 and TT005 (we already did 001), then we can re-install them in the vacuum system later this afternoon.

  7629   Thu Oct 25 23:14:42 2012 janoschUpdateGeneraltip-tilt phase maps

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Are these maps drawn from the data we extracted using Image SXM??

 Indeed. So the only manipulation that I did was to remove the tilt (since this should usually be seen as an artifact of the measurement, or better, we can assume that tilt is compensated by alignment). I did not remove the curvature.

  7628   Thu Oct 25 23:00:44 2012 ManasaUpdateGeneraltip-tilt phase maps

Are these maps drawn from the data we extracted using Image SXM??

  7627   Thu Oct 25 22:52:07 2012 janoschUpdateGeneraltip-tilt phase maps

Now that I read Koji's last elog about phase maps, I am not sure if these are still required, but here they are (the tilt-removed phase maps of the Laser Optik mirrors), first 1, 2, 3:

sn1Laseroptik_untilted.pngsn2Laseroptik_untilted.pngsn3Laseroptik_untilted.png

Then 4,5,6:

sn4Laseroptik_untilted.pngsn5Laseroptik_untilted.pngsn6Laseroptik_untilted.png

So they all have an elevated center. I am not sure why the phase maps of mirrors 5 and 6 are slightly smaller in dimension. Anyhow, all mirrors have quite strong aberrations. Also, there is no big difference between the mirrors. Check for yourself, but be careful with the colors since the scales are all different.

  7626   Thu Oct 25 21:02:34 2012 DenUpdatePEM1x7 dc power

 We now stop using bench DC power supplies for microphone preamp and PEM AA board. DC power is wired from 1x5 rack suppliers. I've installed a beam to mount fuse houses in the 1x7 as we did not have one.

DSC_4779.JPG

  7625   Thu Oct 25 20:44:11 2012 JenneUpdateSUSTip tilts in progress

Jamie and I spent some time with tip tilt SN001 this afternoon.  This was installed as SR3, so I was going to put a new LaserOptik mirror in there.  I accidentally snapped one of the wires (I forgot how strong the magnets are - one zipped from the mirror holder and captured the wire).  Jamie and I put the new LaserOptik mirror in, with the wedge correct, but we need to re-resuspend it with the 0.0036" wire tomorrow.  We'll also keep working on re-pitch aligning the other optics.

PR2 needs to be put back as a G&H, and we need to put a LaserOptik mirror into PR3.

  7624   Thu Oct 25 15:38:06 2012 RajiUpdateAlignmentTransmitance Measurements on LaserOptik mirror

I measured the transmitted power @1064nm on one of the LaserOptik mirrors labled SN6

Here is the data

Polarization Input Angle Input Power(mW) Output Power(mW) Transmittance (%)
p 0 6.2 2.67 48
p 0 100 52 52
p 45 6.2 0.76 12
p 45 100 1,5 1
s 0 8.2 3.15 38
s 0 100 40 0.4
s 45 8.2 0.5 6
s 45 100 0.66 0.006

The mirror is not a good reflector at 0 deg.

  7623   Thu Oct 25 14:39:14 2012 DenUpdateAdaptive Filteringmicrophone noise

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  That's no good - we need BLRMS channels for many PEM channels, not just two. And the channel names should have the same name as they had in the past so that we can look at long term BLRMS trends.

I suggest:

  1. Have a separate model for Mics and Magnetometers. This model should run at 32 kHz and not have low frequency poles and zeros. Still would have acoustic frequency BLRMS.
  2. Have a low frequency (f_sample = 2 kHz) model for seis an acc. Seismometers run out of poop by 100 Hz, but we want to have the ACC signal up to 800 Hz since we do have optical mount resonances up to there.
  3. Never remove or rename the BLRMS channels - this makes it too hard to keep long term trends.
  4. Do a simple noise analysis to make sure we are matching the noise of the preamps to the noise / range of the ADCs.
  5. Immediately stop using bench supplies for the power. Use ONLY fused, power lines from the 1U rack supplies.

Ayaka, Den

 C1PEM model is back to 2K.

We created a new C1MIC model for microphones that will run at 32K. C1SUS machine is full, we have to think about rearrangement.

For now, we created DQ channels for microphones inside iop model, so we can subtract noise offline.

We provided 0-25 kHz bandwidth noise to AA board and saw the same signal in the output of ADC in the corresponding channel. So cut-off frequency is higher then 25 kHz. There is a label on the AA board that all filters are removed. What does this mean?

We've turned off AA bench power supply, prepare to use fused from 1U.

  7622   Thu Oct 25 10:03:38 2012 ranaUpdateAdaptive Filteringmicrophone noise

  That's no good - we need BLRMS channels for many PEM channels, not just two. And the channel names should have the same name as they had in the past so that we can look at long term BLRMS trends.

I suggest:

  1. Have a separate model for Mics and Magnetometers. This model should run at 32 kHz and not have low frequency poles and zeros. Still would have acoustic frequency BLRMS.
  2. Have a low frequency (f_sample = 2 kHz) model for seis an acc. Seismometers run out of poop by 100 Hz, but we want to have the ACC signal up to 800 Hz since we do have optical mount resonances up to there.
  3. Never remove or rename the BLRMS channels - this makes it too hard to keep long term trends.
  4. Do a simple noise analysis to make sure we are matching the noise of the preamps to the noise / range of the ADCs.
  5. Immediately stop using bench supplies for the power. Use ONLY fused, power lines from the 1U rack supplies.
  7621   Thu Oct 25 09:53:23 2012 AyakaUpdateAdaptive Filteringmicrophone noise

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  We have to change the sample rate and AA filter for the mic channels before going too far with the circuit design.

 PEM model is running at 64K now. It turned out to be tricky to increase the rate:

  • BLRMS are computationally expensive and original pem model did not start at any frequency higher then 16k ( at 16k cpu meter readings were 59/60 ). Also when we go higher then 16k, front-end gives the model less resources. I guess it is assumed that this model is iop and won't need too much time. So in the end I had to delete BLRMS blocks for all channels except for GUR2Z and MIC1.
  • Foton files are modified during model compilation: lines with sampling rate and declaration of filters in the beginning of the file are changed only. Sos-representation and commands are the same. I hoped that filter commands will let me change sos-representation quickly. I've opened Foton and saved the file. However, Foton modified commands in such a way that the ratio of poles and zeros to sampling rate is preserved. I guess all filters have to be replaced or this process should be done in another way.
  • BLRMS block uses low-pass filters below 0.01 Hz, increasing the sampling rate by a factor of 32 might make calculations incorrect. I'll check it.

We should also increase cut off frequency of the low-pass filter in the microphone pre-amplifier from 2 kHz up to ~20-30 kHz.

 Thank you for changing the sample rate!
Also we have to change the Anti-Aliasing filter, as Jamie said.

Now my question is, whether S/N ratio is enough at high frequencies or not. The quality of EM172 microphone is good according to the data sheet. But as you can see in previous picture, the S/N ratio around 1kHz is not so good, though we can see some peaks, e.g. the sound that a fan will make. I have to check it later.
And, is it possible to do online adaptive noise cancellation with a high sampling rate such that computationally expensive algorithms cannot be run?

  7620   Thu Oct 25 09:32:17 2012 SteveOmnistructureIOOusing access connector

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We really need something better to replace the access connector when we're at air.  This tin foil tunnel crap is dumb.  We can't do any locking in the evening after we've put on the light doors.  We need something that we can put in place of the access connector that allows us access to the OMC and IOO tables, while still allowing IMC locking, and can be left in place at night.

 It is in the shop. It will be ready for the next vent. Koji's dream comes through.

 24" diameter clear acetate access connector is in place. The 0.01" thick plastic is wrapped around twice to insure air and bug tight barrier for the MC to lock overnight. The acetate transmission for 1064 nm is 90 % This was measured at 150 mW   2.5 mm beam size.

 

 Aluminum sheet as shown will replace the acetate. Side entries for your arms and "window" on the top will be covered with acetate using double- sided removable-no residue tape 3M 9425

 The second loop of the bungee cord should be on the top of the acrylic  and still on the supporting aluminum tube as shown.

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  7619   Thu Oct 25 08:04:45 2012 SteveUpdateSUSmy assesment of the folding mirror (passive tip-tilt) situation

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The thinner wire has a history that it did not improve the hysteresis (ask Jenne). Nevertheless, it's worth to try.

If you flip the clamp upside-down, you can lift the clamping point up. This will make the gravity restoring torque stronger.
(i.e. Equivalent effect to increasing the mass)

Luckily (or unluckily) the clamp has no defined location for the wire as we have no wire fixture.
Therefore the clamp will grab the wire firmly even without milling.

 The wire clamps should be taken off at the top and at the mirror holder. They need a mill touch up. It would be nice to have the centering jig from LLO for the 0.0017"

The clamps in this condition are really bad. It can sleep, it is not adjustable.

 

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  7618   Thu Oct 25 06:49:49 2012 KojiUpdate my assesment of the folding mirror (passive tip-tilt) situation

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My big question right now is: is the plan to install new dichroics in PR2 and SR2 as well, or just in PR3 and SR3, where the green beams are extracted?  I think the answer is no, we only want to install new dichroics in {P,S}R3.

 Why not? The new dichroic mirrors have more transmission of 1064nm than G&H. Thus it will give us more POP beam and will help locking.

  7617   Thu Oct 25 02:10:22 2012 KojiUpdate my assesment of the folding mirror (passive tip-tilt) situation

The thinner wire has a history that it did not improve the hysteresis (ask Jenne). Nevertheless, it's worth to try.

If you flip the clamp upside-down, you can lift the clamping point up. This will make the gravity restoring torque stronger.
(i.e. Equivalent effect to increasing the mass)

Luckily (or unluckily) the clamp has no defined location for the wire as we have no wire fixture.
Therefore the clamp will grab the wire firmly even without milling.

  7616   Thu Oct 25 02:01:15 2012 KojiUpdateComputer Scripts / ProgramsPhase map summary of LaserOptik mirrors

Previous phasemap data and analysis for the new 40m COC are summarized on the following page

https://nodus.ligo.caltech.edu:30889/40m_phasemap/

(Use traditional LVC authentication (not albert.einstein))

The actual instance of the files can also be found on nodus below the following directory:

/cvs/cds/caltech/users/public_html/40m_phasemap

The programs for the analysis are found in

/cvs/cds/caltech/users/public_html/40m_phasemap/40m_PRM/mat

The main program is RunThis.m

Basically this program takes ascii files converted from opd by Vision32.
(i.e. You need to go to Downs)
Then the matlab program takes care of the plots and curvature analyses.

  7615   Wed Oct 24 22:48:46 2012 janoschUpdateComputer Scripts / ProgramsPhase map summary of LaserOptik mirrors

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After a long search, I've found a way to finally read and analyze(?)  the Wyko opd format data using Image SXM, an image analysis software working only on mac osx.

I am attaching the images (in tiff) and profile plot of all the 6 mirrors.

 Great, however, unless you can save the images in FITS format, we still need another reader for the opd images.

  7614   Wed Oct 24 22:20:24 2012 DenUpdateAdaptive Filteringmicrophone noise

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  We have to change the sample rate and AA filter for the mic channels before going too far with the circuit design.

 PEM model is running at 64K now. It turned out to be tricky to increase the rate:

  • BLRMS are computationally expensive and original pem model did not start at any frequency higher then 16k ( at 16k cpu meter readings were 59/60 ). Also when we go higher then 16k, front-end gives the model less resources. I guess it is assumed that this model is iop and won't need too much time. So in the end I had to delete BLRMS blocks for all channels except for GUR2Z and MIC1.
  • Foton files are modified during model compilation: lines with sampling rate and declaration of filters in the beginning of the file are changed only. Sos-representation and commands are the same. I hoped that filter commands will let me change sos-representation quickly. I've opened Foton and saved the file. However, Foton modified commands in such a way that the ratio of poles and zeros to sampling rate is preserved. I guess all filters have to be replaced or this process should be done in another way.
  • BLRMS block uses low-pass filters below 0.01 Hz, increasing the sampling rate by a factor of 32 might make calculations incorrect. I'll check it.

We should also increase cut off frequency of the low-pass filter in the microphone pre-amplifier from 2 kHz up to ~20-30 kHz.

Attachment 1: mic_64k.pdf
mic_64k.pdf mic_64k.pdf
  7613   Wed Oct 24 20:09:41 2012 jamieUpdate installing the new dirchoic mirros in PR3/SR3

When installing the dichroics we need to pay attention to the wedge angle.  I didn't, so the ghost beam is currently point up and to the right (when facing the optic).  We should think carefully about where we want the ghost beams to go.

I also was using TT SN003, which I believe was being used for PR2.  However, I don't think we want to install dichroics in the PR2, and we might want to put all the tip-tilts back in the same spots they were in before.  We therefore may want to put the old optic back in SN003, and put the dichroics in SN005 (PR3) and SN001 (SR3) (see 7601).

  7612   Wed Oct 24 19:55:06 2012 jamieUpdate my assesment of the folding mirror (passive tip-tilt) situation

We removed all the folding mirrors ({P,S}R{2,3}) from the IFO and took them into the bake lab clean room.  The idea was that at the very least we would install the new dichroic mirrors, and then maybe replace the suspension wires with thinner ones.

I went in to spend some quality time with one of the tip-tilts.  I got the oplev setup working to characterize the pointing.

I grabbed tip-tilt SN003, which was at PR2.  When I set it up it  was already pointing down by a couple cm over about a meter, which is worse than what we were seeing when it was installed.  I assume it got jostled during transport to the clean room?

I removed the optic that was in there and tried installing one of the dichroics.  It was essentially not possible to remove the optic without bending the wires by quite a bit (~45 degrees).  I decided to remove the whole suspension system (top clamps and mirror assembly) so that I could lay it flat on the table to swap the optic.

I was able to put in the dichroic without much trouble and get the suspension assembly back on to the frame.  I adjusted the clamp at the mirror mount to get it hanging back vertical again.  I was able to get it more-or-less vertical without too much trouble.

I poked at the mirror mount a bit to see how I could affect the hysteresis.  The answer is quite a bit, and stochastically.  Some times I would man-handle it and it wouldn't move at all.  Sometimes I would poke it just a bit and it would move by something like a radian.

A couple of other things I noted:

  • The eddy current damping blocks are not at all suspended.  The wires are way too think, so they're basically flexures.  They were all pretty cocked, so I repositioned them by just pushing on them so they were all aligned and centered on the mirror mount magnets.
  • The mirror mounts are very clearly purposely made to be light.  All mass that could be milled out has been.  This is very confusing to me, since this is basically the entire problem.  Why were they designed to be so light?  What problem was that supposed to solve?

I also investigated the weights that Steve baked.  These won't work at all.  The gap between the bottom of the mirror mount and the base is too small.  Even the smalled "weights" would hit the base.  So that whole solution is a no-go.

What else can we do?

At this point not much.  We're not going to be able to install more masses without re-engineering things, which is going to take too much time.  We could install thinner wires.  The wires that are being used now are all 0.0036", and we could install 0.0017" wires.  The problem is that we would have to mill down the clamps in order to reuse them, which would be time consuming.

The plan

So at this point I say we just install the dichroics, get them nicely suspended, and then VERY CAREFULLY reinstall them.  We have to be careful we don't jostle them too much when we transport them back to the IFO.  They look like they were too jostled when they were transported to the clean room.

My big question right now is: is the plan to install new dichroics in PR2 and SR2 as well, or just in PR3 and SR3, where the green beams are extracted?  I think the answer is no, we only want to install new dichroics in {P,S}R3.

The future

If we're going to stick with these passive tip-tilts, I think we need to consider machining completely new mirror mounts, that are not designed to be so light.  I think that's basically the only way we're going to solve the hysteresis problem.

I also note that the new active tip-tilts that we're going to use for the IO steering mirrors are going to have all the same problems.  The frame is taller, so the suspensions are longer, but everything else, including the mirror mounts are exactly the same.  I can't see that they're not going to suffer the same issues.  Luckily we'll be able to point them so I guess we won't notice.

  7611   Wed Oct 24 18:42:39 2012 ManasaUpdateComputer Scripts / ProgramsPhase map summary of LaserOptik mirrors

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 Raji took the optics over. They were all measured at 0 deg incidence angle, although we will use them at the angles required for the recycling folding mirrors.  Here's the summary from GariLynn:

In general all six pieces have a radius of curvature of around -700 meters.

They all fall off rapidly past 40 mm diameter.  Within the 40 mm diameter the rms is ~10 nm for most.  I can get finer analysis if you have something specific that you want to know. 
 
All data are saved in Wyko format at the following location:
Gari

 After a long search, I've found a way to finally read and analyze(?)  the Wyko opd format data using Image SXM, an image analysis software working only on mac osx.

I am attaching the images (in tiff) and profile plot of all the 6 mirrors.

Attachment 1: sn1Laseroptik_profile
Attachment 2: sn2Laseroptik_profile
Attachment 3: sn3Laseroptik_profile
Attachment 4: sn4Laseroptik_profile
Attachment 5: sn5Laseroptik_profile
Attachment 6: sn6Laseroptik_profile
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  7610   Wed Oct 24 17:02:01 2012 JenneUpdateAdaptive Filteringmicrophone noise

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  We have to change the sample rate and AA filter for the mic channels before going too far with the circuit design.

 To save the mic channels at higher than 2k (which we should do), we either have to move them to a different model, change the rate of the PEM model, or see if you can save data faster than the model runs (which I can't imagine is possible).

  7609   Wed Oct 24 15:29:52 2012 ranaUpdateAdaptive Filteringmicrophone noise

  We have to change the sample rate and AA filter for the mic channels before going too far with the circuit design.

  7608   Wed Oct 24 14:19:01 2012 JenneUpdateAlignmentPhase map summary of LaserOptik mirrors

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Jamie has arranged for phase map measurements this afternoon, so I will take the 6 dichroic LaserOptik optics over to Downs at 1:15 this afternoon.

Team Jamie+Nic will lead the effort to clamp down dog clamps as placement markers for all 4 in-vac passive TTs, and then pull all 4 TTs out of the chambers.  They plus Den will move the TTs to the Cleanroom, and will start to install the new pitch alignment hardware. 

When I return with the optics, we will install them in the TTs and re-balance them.  Then we can put them back in the chambers and get back to work on alignment.  

After we re-install the TTs, we will need to check the leveling of all 3 corner tables, just to be sure.

 Raji took the optics over. They were all measured at 0 deg incidence angle, although we will use them at the angles required for the recycling folding mirrors.  Here's the summary from GariLynn:

In general all six pieces have a radius of curvature of around -700 meters.

They all fall off rapidly past 40 mm diameter.  Within the 40 mm diameter the rms is ~10 nm for most.  I can get finer analysis if you have something specific that you want to know. 
 
All data are saved in Wyko format at the following location:
Gari
  7607   Wed Oct 24 14:15:34 2012 AyakaUpdateAdaptive Filteringmicrophone noise

Previous results
I am measuring the noise level of the microphones. The circuit does not seems to limit their sensitivities but the circuit's noise seems to be different from other channels.

Measurement
I measured the circuit noise of all 6 channels. (input open)
(mic_open.png)
The noise level is about 10 times different from the others.

Comparing the acoustic signal, microphone+circuit noise, and ADC noise;
(mic_noise.png)
- blue; acoustic signal
- green; microphone+circuit noise
- red; circuit (the data was not took simultaneously.)
- sky blue; ADC noise

To do
I will remake the circuit though the circuit does not limit the sensitivity. I would like to make sure that the circuit does not affect badly and to make the circuit noise level the same.
At the same time, I will get the PMC control signal and see coherence between it and acoustic sound.

Attachment 1: mic_open.png
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Attachment 2: mic_noise.png
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  7606   Wed Oct 24 11:49:07 2012 JenneUpdateAlignmentGame plan for the day

Jamie has arranged for phase map measurements this afternoon, so I will take the 6 dichroic LaserOptik optics over to Downs at 1:15 this afternoon.

Team Jamie+Nic will lead the effort to clamp down dog clamps as placement markers for all 4 in-vac passive TTs, and then pull all 4 TTs out of the chambers.  They plus Den will move the TTs to the Cleanroom, and will start to install the new pitch alignment hardware. 

When I return with the optics, we will install them in the TTs and re-balance them.  Then we can put them back in the chambers and get back to work on alignment.  

After we re-install the TTs, we will need to check the leveling of all 3 corner tables, just to be sure.

  7605   Wed Oct 24 09:15:12 2012 SteveUpdateVACvacuum rack 24V ps was current limited

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Apparently all of the ION pump valves (VIPEE, VIPEV, VIPSV, VIPSE) opened, which vented the main volume up to 62 mTorr.  All of the annulus valves (VAVSE, VAVSV, VAVBS, VAVEV, VAVEE) also appeared to be open.  One of the roughing pumps was also turned on.  Other stuff we didn't notice?  Bad. 

 Several of the suspensions were kicked pretty hard (600+ mV on some sensors) as a result of this quick vent wind.  All of the suspensions are damped now, so it doesn't look like we suffered any damage to suspensions.

CLOSE CALL on the vacuum system:

Jamie and I disabled V1, VM2 and VM3 gate valves by disconnecting their 120V solenoid actuator before the swap of the VME crate.

The vacuum controller unexpectedly lost control over the swap as Jamie described it. We were lucky not to do any damage! The ion pumps were cold and clean. We have not used them for years so their outgassing possibly  accumulated to reach ~10-50 Torr

I disconnected_ immobilized and labelled the following 6 valves:  the 4 large ion pump gate valves and VC1,  VC2  of the cryo pump. Note: the valves on the cryo pump stayed closed. It is crucial that a warm cry pump is kept closed!

This will not allow the same thing to happen again and protect the IFO from warm cryo contamination.

The down side of this that the computer can not identify vacuum states any longer.

This vacuum system badly needs an upgrade. I will make a list.

 While I was doing the oil change of the roughing pumps I accidentally touched the 24 V adjustment knob on the power supply.

All valve closed to default condition. I realized that the current indicator was red at 0.2A  and the voltage fluctuated from 3-13V

Increased current limiter to 0.4A and set voltage to 24V     I think this was the reason for the caos of valve switching during the VME swap.

 

Attachment 1: currentlimited24V.jpg
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  7604   Wed Oct 24 01:02:10 2012 KojiUpdateSUS PITCH damping needed

Wow... This is even more complicated than the original "Y" design...

  7603   Tue Oct 23 18:21:21 2012 JenneUpdateAlignmentPower supply at OMC removed

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Manasa and Raji hooked up HV power supplies to the PZTs and set them to the middle of their ranges (75 V).

 [Raji, Manasa]

The high-voltage power supply from the OMC was removed to replace one of the PZT power supplies. The power supply terminals were connected to the rear connection ports as per instructions from the manual (TB1 panel: port 3 - (-)OUT and port7 - (+)OUT). They were both switched  on and set to deliver (75V) to the PZTs.

 

 This means that the low voltage dual supply which was wired in series (so could supply a max of 63V = 2*31.5V) has been replaced with the OMC power supply.  This is okay since we haven't turned on the OMC PZTs in a long, long time.  This is *not* the power supply for the output pointing PZTs.  When she says "both", she means the new HV supply, as well as the HV supply that was already there, so both pitch and yaw for PZT2 are being supplied with 75V now.

  7602   Tue Oct 23 18:18:29 2012 JenneUpdateSUS PITCH damping needed

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Too bad - I thought it would at least give a little damping. Since we want the viscous-like energy loss to be ~49x larger, we need to have the field modulation in the damper (not dumper) increase by ~7.

 I've made SolidWorks models of damping bracket and eddy current disk. They will me manufactured and used instead of old ones. New bracket will be mounted in exactly the same place where the old one was. Drawings might not be complete but all dimensions are in the models so we can fix drawing tomorrow before going to machine shop.

I think we can use ring magnets for passive damping. Then we won't have the vent problem. I've found some at K&J Magnetics, we can get them any time. Magnets are Ni-Cu-Ni (fine for vacuum?) Diameter is 3/8'' with advertised tolerence 0.004'', so they should fit the holes.

 Den mentioned that the disks will have threaded holes, and that he has made a note to that effect on the paper copy of the drawing that he will bring to Mike at the shop.  Also, all threaded holes in the new plate are marked on the paper copy.

  7601   Tue Oct 23 18:12:18 2012 JenneUpdateAlignmentTip tilt wires - the truth

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At this point I cried foul.  This is not an acceptable situation.  Very little stimulation to the tip-tilts can repoint the beam inside the PR cavity.

Steve says that the TT weights, which will attach to the base of the TT mirror mounts and should help keep the mirrors vertical and not hysteretic, are being baked now and should be available tomorrow. 

 We also wrote down the serial numbers (top center of each TT, inscribed by hand) for what tip tilt is installed where.  I then went through the elog to determine which TT was suspended with what kind of wire (thick or thin).  Summary: all installed tip tilts have thick wire, 0.0036" diameter.

As noted in elog 3295, we had found that there was similar hysteresis whether we used the thick or the thin wire, so we had decided not to go back and re-suspend every optic.

Also, since we will redo the pitch balance tomorrow with the new hardware tomorrow, I think we should put in the new LaserOptik mirrors at the same time.  We have not yet gotten phase maps of them, but we might as well do this rebalancing once, rather than twice.

 

As-installed tip tilt list
Serial number Installed as Wire thickness Notes, elog reference
001 SR 3 0.0036" See elog 3437
002 SR 2 0.0036" See elog 3295
003 PR 2 0.0036" No elog, but inferred since there were 4 with thick wire, and #004 is the thin wire one.  Elog 3437 has notes on the 4 thick, 1 thin situation.
004 spare, dirty originally 0.0017", but looks redone with thicker wire See elog 3295
005 PR 3 0.0036" Was supposed to be spare according to elog 3437, but was installed.  See elog 3437

 

  7600   Tue Oct 23 17:41:20 2012 ManasaUpdateAlignmentPower supply at OMC removed

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Manasa and Raji hooked up HV power supplies to the PZTs and set them to the middle of their ranges (75 V).

 [Raji, Manasa]

The high-voltage power supply from the OMC was removed to replace one of the PZT power supplies. The power supply terminals were connected to the rear connection ports as per instructions from the manual (TB1 panel: port 3 - (-)OUT and port7 - (+)OUT). They were both switched  on and set to deliver (75V) to the PZTs.

 

  7599   Tue Oct 23 17:30:33 2012 jamie, nic, jenne, raji, manasaUpdateAlignmentInitial attempts to fix IFO alignment

We went into the vertex today to see about fixing the alignment.  The in-air access connector is in place, and we took heavy doors off of BS, ITMY, and ETMY chambers.

We started by looking at the pointing from the PZTs.  Manasa and Raji hooked up HV power supplies to the PZTs and set them to the middle of their ranges (75 V).

We installed a target on the BS cage, and new "free standing" targets made special by Steve for the SOSs on ITMY and ETMY.

Using a free-standing aperture target we looked at the beam height before PZT2.  It was a little high, so we adjusted it with PZT1.  Once that was done we looked at the beam height at PR2, and adjusted that height with PZT1.

We then tried to use the hysteresis in PR2 to adjust the beam height at ITMY.  Pushing just a little bit at the top or bottom of PR2 would repoint the beam in pitch.  This sort of works, but it's stupid.  Using this method we got the beam more or less centered vertically at ITMY.

We moved on to ETMY with the idea that we would again use the hysteresis in PR3 to get the vertical pointing to the ETM correct.  This was a good demonstration of just how stupid the tip-tilts really are.  Just touching slightly at the top or bottom or PR3 we could completely change the pointing at ETMY, by mili-radians (~4 cm over 40m).

At this point I cried foul.  This is not an acceptable situation.  Very little stimulation to the tip-tilts can repoint the beam inside the PR cavity.

Steve says that the TT weights, which will attach to the base of the TT mirror mounts and should help keep the mirrors vertical and not hysteretic, are being baked now and should be available tomorrow.  We therefore decided to stop what we were doing today, since we'll have to just redo it all again tomorrow once the weights are installed.

 

  7598   Tue Oct 23 17:12:30 2012 DenUpdateSUS PITCH damping needed

 Koji and Steve pointed out that previous design  of a damping bracket was a bit complicated to manufacture. So I made it simpler and also added a tap hole for original yaw damping. We'll give drawing to Mike in the machine shop tomorrow morning.

I've purchased K&J magnets for eddy current damping, they should be here in 2 days. 

Attachment 1: simple_drawing.PDF
simple_drawing.PDF
  7597   Tue Oct 23 16:18:03 2012 SteveUpdateVACRoughing pumps on for oil change

Leybold D30AQuote:

PR1, PR2 and RP3 turned on for warming up for oil change. Oil changed with 3.2L of MVT-19  fluid in each. This substitute for HE-175 will be used next time.

To finish this job tomorrow: 1, check oil creeping upstream  2, change air filter of air purge if pressure drops <350 mTorr  3, measure venting time of pump

 . Leybold D30A manual is here. Exhaust filter traps were drained. No oil creeping was found. The pump venting time is < 1 minute.

PR-2 needs new secu-valve. PR1 & 2 are in excellent condition.

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  7596   Tue Oct 23 10:24:42 2012 AyakaUpdateAdaptive Filteringmicrophone noise

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I will do some experiments on acoustic noise canceling during my stay.
Now I am planning to cancel acoustic noise from PMC and see how the acoustic noise work and how we should place microphones.a

First, I measured the noise in microphones and its circuit.
mic_noise2.png
-blue, green, red, solid lines; microphone signals
-blue, green, red, dashed lines; un-coherent noise in signals
-yellow, black, solid lines; circuit noise (signal input is open, not connected to the microphones)

We can see the acoustic signal above 1 Hz, and the circuit does not seem to limit its sensitivity. But I do not know why yellow and black is so different. I will check it tomorrow.

Hi, Ayaka.  It would be good if you could give a little bit more detail about this plot:

  • What exactly are the "signals"?  Are you making a sound somehow?  If so, what is producing the sound?  What is it's spectrum?
  • Are the blue/green/red traces from three different microphones?
  • Coherence usually implies a comparison between two signals.  Is something being compared in the dashed traces?
  • Are the yellow and black traces from different amplifiers?
  • What are the units of the Y axis?

 

 Sorry for my poor explanation.

I measured this by the same way as you measured the instrumental noise of seismometers.
I put the three microphones at the same place so that the three can hear the same sound. I did not make any sounds, just put them in the lab.
The signals from microphones are all amplified by the circuit.
And I took the correlations of each signals and two others and got the noise (dashed lines) by subtracting the correlated signal from the original signal.

So,
-The signal is the acoustic sound in the lab, amplified by the circuit.
-Three lines are from three different microphones.
-Dashed lines are subtraction of coherent signal from the original.
-Yellow and black lines are from different amplifiers in the same circuit box. The circuit has 6 channels.
-I did not calibrate the signals I got by DTT since I do not know the calibration factor now. It is just the number I got from the real time system.

 

  7595   Tue Oct 23 09:37:33 2012 SteveUpdateSUS passive TT adjustment correction

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Tip Tilt pitch adjustment on existing-in vacuum suspension. This can be added by a simple installation of a 1.25" long 2-56 threaded rod with nuts.

 We should check that  their sus wire diameter are 0.0017"  All 2-56 hardware are in and  Bob is cleaning them.

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  7594   Tue Oct 23 08:45:00 2012 SteveUpdateVACvent day 3

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 PSL shutter closed, manual block in place, HV turned off. P1 is at 200 Torr now.  Jenne is taking over here.

 Valves closed, 500 torr.  Steve will finish off Monday morning, then we'll take off doors and get to work.

 We are almost at atm.  P1 750 Torr,  We are slowly reaching equilibrium.

 The access connector was removed, BS and ITMY chambers were opened yesterday.

New one piece aluminum shell access connector installed. Jenne lowered the PSL out put into MC to ~100mW

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  7593   Tue Oct 23 01:46:53 2012 DenUpdateSUS PITCH damping needed

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Too bad - I thought it would at least give a little damping. Since we want the viscous-like energy loss to be ~49x larger, we need to have the field modulation in the damper (not dumper) increase by ~7.

 I've made SolidWorks models of damping bracket and eddy current disk. They will me manufactured and used instead of old ones. New bracket will be mounted in exactly the same place where the old one was. Drawings might not be complete but all dimensions are in the models so we can fix drawing tomorrow before going to machine shop.

I think we can use ring magnets for passive damping. Then we won't have the vent problem. I've found some at K&J Magnetics, we can get them any time. Magnets are Ni-Cu-Ni (fine for vacuum?) Diameter is 3/8'' with advertised tolerence 0.004'', so they should fit the holes.

Attachment 1: Mirror_Holder_ECD_NEW_DRAWING.PDF
Mirror_Holder_ECD_NEW_DRAWING.PDF
Attachment 2: TT_DAMPING_DRAWING.PDF
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  7592   Tue Oct 23 00:51:41 2012 JamieUpdateAdaptive Filteringmicrophone noise

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I will do some experiments on acoustic noise canceling during my stay.
Now I am planning to cancel acoustic noise from PMC and see how the acoustic noise work and how we should place microphones.a

First, I measured the noise in microphones and its circuit.
mic_noise2.png
-blue, green, red, solid lines; microphone signals
-blue, green, red, dashed lines; un-coherent noise in signals
-yellow, black, solid lines; circuit noise (signal input is open, not connected to the microphones)

We can see the acoustic signal above 1 Hz, and the circuit does not seem to limit its sensitivity. But I do not know why yellow and black is so different. I will check it tomorrow.

Hi, Ayaka.  It would be good if you could give a little bit more detail about this plot:

  • What exactly are the "signals"?  Are you making a sound somehow?  If so, what is producing the sound?  What is it's spectrum?
  • Are the blue/green/red traces from three different microphones?
  • Coherence usually implies a comparison between two signals.  Is something being compared in the dashed traces?
  • Are the yellow and black traces from different amplifiers?
  • What are the units of the Y axis?

 

  7591   Tue Oct 23 00:41:55 2012 JenneUpdateAlignmentMC locked, spots centered

[Jenne, Raji]

We replaced the MC Refl path BS with the Y1, as usual, so that the full ~100mW goes to the REFL PD, so we don't have WFS or MC refl camera. 

The MC spots were all outside of 1mm, and some were beyond 2mm (for MC1,3, P,Y....MC2 is of course free since we have more DoFs than we need), so we touched (very, very slightly) the zigzag mirrors on the PSL table.  We realigned the MC, and now the spots are centered to my satisfaction.

MC1,2,3 Pit,    MC1,2,3 Yaw (in mm):

[0.46444020918749457, 8.2634316545130009, -0.41417975237831089, -0.89401481457980592, -0.9323196976382162, -1.543145765853893]

MC2 is way off in pitch, according to this measurement, and it's been consistently going down as we move the MC2 spot in the same direction (up on the monitor), but since we started at +15mm and are now at +8, and we've gone quite a ways, I'm not sure that we really want to go all the way to 0.  Anyhow, MC1 and MC3 are the ones which define our input pointing, so we're quitting for tonight.

We will turn on the PZTs and begin with the official vent list for dummies tomorrow.

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  7590   Mon Oct 22 21:20:36 2012 JenneUpdatePSLBeam attenuation optics in place

[Jenne, Raji (before dinner)]

We put the beam attenuation optics in place.  Before putting any optics down, I centered the IOO QPDs, then adjusted the HWPs and PBS such that we remained centered on those QPDs.

Now, I'm about to unblock the beam and let ~100mW into the vacuum so I can lock the MC.  Steve and Manasa were putting on the light access connector when I left earlier, so I'm excited to use it!

  7589   Mon Oct 22 20:44:49 2012 AyakaUpdateAdaptive Filteringmicrophone noise

I will do some experiments on acoustic noise canceling during my stay.
Now I am planning to cancel acoustic noise from PMC and see how the acoustic noise work and how we should place microphones.

First, I measured the noise in microphones and its circuit.
mic_noise2.png
-blue, green, red, solid lines; microphone signals
-blue, green, red, dashed lines; un-coherent noise in signals
-yellow, black, solid lines; circuit noise (signal input is open, not connected to the microphones)

We can see the acoustic signal above 1 Hz, and the circuit does not seem to limit its sensitivity. But I do not know why yellow and black is so different. I will check it tomorrow.

  7588   Mon Oct 22 11:26:12 2012 ranaUpdateSUS PITCH damping needed

 

Too bad - I thought it would at least give a little damping. Since we want the viscous-like energy loss to be ~49x larger, we need to have the field modulation in the damper (not dumper) increase by ~7.

  7587   Mon Oct 22 09:10:07 2012 SteveUpdateVAC@750Torr

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 PSL shutter closed, manual block in place, HV turned off. P1 is at 200 Torr now.  Jenne is taking over here.

 Valves closed, 500 torr.  Steve will finish off Monday morning, then we'll take off doors and get to work.

 We are almost at atm.  P1 750 Torr,  We are slowly reaching equilibrium.

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  7586   Sat Oct 20 20:37:55 2012 DenUpdateSUS PITCH damping needed

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 We need stronger magnets if we want eddy current dumping down to Q~1.

 I've inserted 10mm * 10mm magnets to the 4 corner holes on the front side of the mirror frame according to actuation magnets polarity. I realigned TT and measured Q factor for pitch and yaw, it was 5-10.

DSC_4778.JPG     pitch.JPG   yaw.JPG

 

I was able to do it for 1 TT only, because others have smaller (~0.1 mm) hole diameter and magnets can't go inside. I tried to warm holes up to 850 F but still was not able to insert a magnet.

DSC_4776.JPG

  7585   Sat Oct 20 01:23:56 2012 DenUpdateSUS PITCH damping needed

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Measurements confirm that damping using small actuation magnets reduces pitch Q by a factor of 4 and is not enough.

 I've tested the idea to use coils as eddy current dampers. I terminated them with a wire and measured Q factor during the ringdown test. Sadly, I did not see any significant damping and Q was ~150. We need stronger magnets if we want eddy current dumping down to Q~1.

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  7584   Fri Oct 19 19:26:42 2012 JenneUpdateVACvent has started

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 PSL shutter closed, manual block in place, HV turned off. P1 is at 200 Torr now.  Jenne is taking over here.

 Valves closed, 500 torr.  Steve will finish off Monday morning, then we'll take off doors and get to work.

  7583   Fri Oct 19 18:30:07 2012 DenUpdateSUS PITCH damping needed

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 From this data I've estimated Q factor for yaw (135 vs 88) and pitch (192 vs 77) (original vs added pitch damping).

 I've made a more precise measurement of pitch damping using spectrum analyzer.

damp.png   pitch.png

Measurements confirm that damping using small actuation magnets reduces pitch Q by a factor of 4 and is not enough.

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