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  4472   Wed Mar 30 21:46:10 2011 Aidan, KiwamuUpdateGreen LockingStates of the Green beat noteThe attached table shows the amplitude
of the green beat note when the end laser
was in various states. We can increase the
  
  4474   Thu Mar 31 08:31:44 2011 SureshUpdateVIDEOCable laying...continuedThe video work has crossed a milestone.    
Kiwamu and Steve have shifted the
three quads from the control room to
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  4478   Thu Mar 31 19:58:11 2011 kiwamuUpdateCDSc1iscex crashedAfter
I did several things to add new DAQ channels
on c1iscex it suddenly became out of network.
  
  4482   Fri Apr 1 23:05:58 2011 kiwamuUpdateGreen Lockingnoise budget 
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  4484   Mon Apr 4 11:52:13 2011 JenneUpdatePEMSTS2s unpackedI unpacked the STS2 seismometers that we
borrowed from LLO.  They are sitting
underneath the Xarm, in the middle of the
  
  4491   Wed Apr 6 02:41:01 2011 kiwamuUpdateGreen Lockingnoise budget : some more noise It turned out that the dark noise from
the beat PD and the shot noise on the beat
PD was overestimated.
 noise_budget.png 
  4492   Wed Apr 6 16:02:07 2011 Larisa ThorneUpdateElectronicsCable laying...continued[Steve, Kiwamu, Larisa]
 
Having finished laying new cable
  
  4496   Thu Apr 7 11:38:56 2011 steveUpdatePSLenclosure windows on the east side of the PSLThe PSL enclosure now have 4 windows on
each side. The bottom rail guides on the
east side will be replaced by  one 
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  4499   Thu Apr 7 13:14:23 2011 josephbUpdateCDSProposed plan for ITMX/ITMY control switchProblem:
The controls (fast
and slow both) think ITMX is ITMY and ITMY
  
  4503   Fri Apr 8 01:05:45 2011 SureshUpdateRF SystemRF Source Harmonics 
 The measured power levels of
the RF source harmonics are given below:
 RF_Source_Harmonics_Sheet1.pdf 
  4506   Sun Apr 10 19:14:08 2011 KojiUpdateGreen LockingNew Green PD test1I started to modify another green PD set.
It so far has the transimpedance
of 240 Ohm on CLC409 for the RF output.
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  4507   Mon Apr 11 09:49:53 2011 ranaUpdateElectronicsNew Green PD test1 Ooh. Can you explain the purpose
of the resistors which are connected to the
(+) inputs? It looks like some real electronics
  
  4508   Mon Apr 11 11:34:05 2011 KojiUpdateElectronicsNew Green PD test1

    

       
            
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  4509   Mon Apr 11 13:30:04 2011 josephb, JamieUpdateCDSNo Wiper script - Frames full over weekendProblem:
The daqd
process was dying every minute or so when
it couldn't write frame.  This was slowing
  
  4510   Mon Apr 11 14:17:22 2011 josephb, jamieUpdateCDSFrame wiper script installed[Joe, Jamie, Alex]
Fixes:
I
asked Alex which cron to use (dcron? frcron?). 
  
  4511   Mon Apr 11 19:09:59 2011 SureshUpdateRF SystemInstalled low pass filters in the demod boards 
As part of the RF system upgrade
some of the demod boards in the lab were
  
  4512   Mon Apr 11 20:03:05 2011 taraUpdateElectronicsTTFSS for 40mI brought TTFSS set #7 to 40m and kept
it in the electronic cabinet.
note that Q4 transistor has not been
  
  4513   Mon Apr 11 21:13:15 2011 KojiUpdateElectronicsNew Green PD test1Correction:
The (-) input has been decoupled
by the capacitor. So the series resistance
  
  4514   Mon Apr 11 23:35:02 2011 ranaUpdateRF SystemInstalled low pass filters in the demod boardsI am a little concerned about using these
low pass filters so close to the band edge.
Recall that there is no on-board preamp for
  
  4515   Tue Apr 12 12:01:30 2011 josephbUpdateGeneralIFO controls, now with 10% less lying (ITMX/ITMY controls swapped)The ITMX/ITMY control swap is complete.
The
steps from this
elog were followed.
  
  4516   Tue Apr 12 16:01:33 2011 josephbUpdateGeneralRFM errorsProblem:
Currently the c1scy,
c1mcs, and c1rfm models are reporting an
error with receiving some data sent over
  
  4518   Wed Apr 13 11:34:07 2011 josephbUpdateCDSFixed IFO_ALIGN.adlProblem:
I switched the
ITMX and ITMY control channels yesterday,
  
  4519   Wed Apr 13 16:38:17 2011 Larisa ThorneUpdateElectronicsVideo MUX camera/monitor check [Kiwamu, Larisa]
 
The following Video MUX inputs(cameras)
  
  4522   Thu Apr 14 00:21:28 2011 KojiUpdateCDSNew C1LSC code running[Jamie, Jenne, Koji]
We installed the new c1lsc and started
the process.
  
  4523   Thu Apr 14 01:03:43 2011 KojiUpdateLSCLSC Campaign ~ StatusTarget:
To lock the Michelson with the new RF/LSC

Status
  
  4524   Thu Apr 14 12:57:15 2011 josephbUpdateCDSRFM network happy again[Joe, Alex]
Problem Symptoms:
There
were red lights on the status screen indicating
  
  4526   Thu Apr 14 19:05:17 2011 KojiUpdateLSCNew (temporary) LSC screen[Jenne Koji]
The PD signals are transmitted to
the suspension now.
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  4527   Fri Apr 15 02:17:18 2011 kiwamuUpdateLSCMichelson locked[Koji / Kiwamu]
The
  
  4528   Fri Apr 15 02:18:50 2011 KojiUpdateLSCBunch of RF cables removedWhile Kiwamu was working on the RF cabling
at the LSC rack, I removed 80% of SMA cables
which were not connected anywhere.
  
  4530   Fri Apr 15 12:17:39 2011 kiwamuUpdateLSC11MHz demod board : funny I-Q phaseDuring checking
the 11MHz demod boards I found that the I-Q
 relativephase.png 
  4531   Fri Apr 15 13:40:00 2011 Larisa ThorneUpdateElectronicsLow pass filter for X arm laser temperature control, second tryPlotting the data points yielded by the
spec analyzer of my first LPF yielded a result
that was not expected: the desired cutoff
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  4533   Fri Apr 15 15:15:08 2011 kiwamuUpdateLSC11MHz demod board : 90 degree splitter[Rana, Koji, Kiwamu]
 Moreover
the amplitude of the I and Q signals are
  
  4534   Fri Apr 15 22:54:20 2011 Aidan, BryanUpdateGreen LockingBeat note amplitude on Vertex PDI was investigating the beat note amplitude
on the vertex PD again yesterday. The incident
power on the PD was 150uW in the PSL green
  
  4537   Sat Apr 16 02:00:14 2011 ranaUpdateLSC11MHz demod board : 90 degree splitterOne way to avoid some of the bad stuff
in there is to take the 1 dBm input and amplify
it to ~21 dBm before splitting and sending
  
  4539   Mon Apr 18 14:11:44 2011 kiwamuUpdateLSCRF status We
will make them all green !!
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  4543   Tue Apr 19 15:48:43 2011 josephbUpdateCDSMEDM screens and Front Ends updated to new MatricesProblem:
The original matrix
naming conventions for the front ends was
  
  4544   Tue Apr 19 17:34:02 2011 KojiUpdateCDSMEDM screens and Front Ends updated to new MatricesJust a curiosity:
I just wonder how you have distingushed
the difference between _1
  
  4545   Wed Apr 20 11:02:18 2011 josephbUpdateCDSMEDM screens and Front Ends updated to new MatricesWe simply didn't any matrices larger than
16x16.  If we had, than that matrix would
not have worked properly since the beginning.



  
  4546   Wed Apr 20 20:42:55 2011 kiwamuUpdateVIDEOtoday's video session[Steve / Suresh / Kiwamu]
90
% of unused video cables have been removed.
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  4548   Wed Apr 20 22:29:07 2011 sureshUpdateRF SystemPlan for LSC rackThe suggested layout of the 1Y2 Rack is
shown below.
To simplify the wiring, I have largely
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  4550   Thu Apr 21 08:26:42 2011 steveUpdatePEMPSL enclosure work todayThe east side window guides  will
be replaced by one long U-channel. There
will be drilling into 2x2 steel frame. It
  
  4551   Thu Apr 21 14:39:43 2011 steveUpdateRF Systemnew strain relieved N connectors at APNew right angle PVC, 2 x 2 x  1/4"
installed at the AP table to strain relief
the 1/4" spiral corrugated RF coaxes.
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  4552   Thu Apr 21 15:03:29 2011 steveUpdateComputersjuction board finds homeThe anti aliasing box was opened up at
the back to accommodate the junction board
and the SCSI cable towards the ADC. Aluminum
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  4553   Thu Apr 21 15:20:46 2011 steveUpdatePEMPSL enclosure work today

    

       
            
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  4554   Thu Apr 21 21:24:41 2011 kiwamuUpdateLSCdemod board : new 90 deg splitterA
new 90 degree splitter, PSCQ-2-51W, has arrived
today and I installed it on a demod board
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  4555   Thu Apr 21 21:46:22 2011 kiwamuUpdateLSCdemod board : new 90 deg splitterA less
LO power dependence on the relative phase
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  4556   Fri Apr 22 02:10:53 2011 ZachUpdateelogrestartedRestarted the elog with the script.   
  4557   Fri Apr 22 09:05:53 2011 SureshUpdateRF SystemRF Source Harmonics
As seen in the previous measurement the first
harmonic of both the 11 MHz and 55 MHz outputs
  
  4558   Fri Apr 22 09:25:43 2011 SureshUpdateRF SystemRF Source: Temperature sensor relocatedRF Amp operating temperature
Earlier measurement reported by Alberto
in LIGO-T10004-61-v1 based on the LM34 temperature
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  4559   Fri Apr 22 10:28:22 2011 ranaUpdateRF SystemRF Source HarmonicsYou should be able to resolve the other harmonics
by [B][COLOR=blue]decreasing the IF BW or
RBW[/COLOR][/B] on the analyzer. Even though
  
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