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  6950   Tue Jul 10 03:16:17 2012 yutaUpdateLSCPRMI got more stable a bit

I modified filiters for LSC_MICH and LSC_PRCL again to cope with power recycling gain fluctuation.
After some more alignment, power recycling gain increased (but still ~3.7). It fluctuates more than a factor of 2, and I began to see glitches again. So I needed more gain margin, as Koji pointed out.

I played around with filters, but I couldn't remove all the glitches. Gain margin now look OK in principle.
It looks like PRM motion is related. Since PRM doesn't have oplev now, I will see PRM oplev tomorrow.

New openloop transfer function:
 LSC_MICH
   UGF ~100 Hz, phase margin ~ 50 deg
   no phase flip in less than factor of ~5 gain change
   550 usec delay
 LSC_PRCL
   UGF ~100 Hz, phase margin ~ 70 deg (phase bump at UGF)
   no phase flip in less than factor of ~5 gain change
   550 usec delay
LSCMICHOLTF.pngLSCPRCLOLTF.png

Power recylcing gain:
  It is now ~3.7. It fluctuates pretty much. See time series data below when I locked PRMI. MICH and PRCL locks at the same time.

G = (1600-244)/(266-244)*0.06 = 3.7

PRMI20120709_2.png
 

  6952   Tue Jul 10 17:47:55 2012 yutaUpdateSUSPRM oplevs fixed

I centetered PRM oplev, lowered gain and PRM oplev servo is not oscillating any more.
It is OK for more than a softball practice.

C1:SUS-PRM_OLPIT_GAIN = 0.15  (was 0.5)
C1:SUS-PRM_OLYAW_GAIN = -0.3  (was 0.7)

Openloop transfer function:
  Oplev Pitch: gain ~ 12 at 0.69 Hz resonance
  Oplev Yaw: gain ~ 18 at 0.83 Hz resonance
PRMoplevpitOLTF.pngPRMoplevyawOLTF.png

  I adjusted the gain so that oplev damps resonance as much as possible, but not introduce additional noise. I did no calculation, but just measured OSEM spectra (SUSPIT and SUSYAW). Below, you can see the noise reduces at resonance when oplev servo is on, and not increasing at other frequencies. It was introducing noise before. Someone should do more systematic adjustment of oplev servos for all the optics.

PRMOplevSpectra20120710.png
 

  6953   Tue Jul 10 21:37:05 2012 yutaUpdateLSCPRMI glitch study

PRMI glitch certainly comes from power recylcing gain fluctuation.
I confirmed this by
  - Reading the value of POPDC at the time when there's glitch in error signals
      -> There was some threshold for POPDC to make a glitch
  - Look closer to the glitch
      -> It was oscillation in ~400Hz, where we have phase flip in PRCL/MICH servo

Next is to find why we have power recycling gain fluctuation. I want to see the correlation between alignment fluctuation of optics and POPDC.

Glitch analysis:
  Below is the plot of
   Red   PRCL error signal (C1:LSC-REFL33_I_ERR)
   Green MICH erorr signal (C1:LSC-AS55_Q_ERR)
   Blue  PRC intra-cavity power (C1:LSC-POPDC_OUT)
  when PRMI is carrier locked.

PRMIgilitch20120709.pngPRMIgilitch20120709_closer.png

  Time when there is a glitch in error signal is marked. Value of POPDC at that time is also marked. It looks like there's some threshold (dotted blue line).
  It sometimes doesn't show glitch even if POPDC is above the "threshold". It is maybe because of alignment fluctuation. Intra-cavity power gets high, but power at PDs get low, or vice versa.

  Right plot is closer look. Glitch is a sudden oscillation at ~400 Hz. It is the frequency where we have phase flip in PRCL/MICH openloop transfer function now(see elog #6950).

  6954   Wed Jul 11 02:25:11 2012 yutaUpdateLSCPRMI beam spot motion might be from PRM/BS motion

My hypothesis from the measurements below, to explain PRMI beam spot motion is;

  Stack motion at 3.3 Hz largely couples to BS and PRM angular motion.
  LSC for PRMI try to compensate this 3.3 Hz motion because they appear in the error signal.
  But since it's not length, failing and even adding more angular motion.

Some plots:
  1. Uncalibrated spectra of POPDC and ASDC when PRMI is locked. This tells you that beam motion seen at POP is 3.3 Hz.

  2. Uncalibrated spectra of feedback signal to BS and PRM. This tells you that LSC is actuating BS and PRM mainly at 3.3 Hz. I think this is because beam spot on PD moves at 3.3 Hz and so faking the error signal.

  3. Below left is uncalibrated spectra of BS, ITMX, ITMY, PRM (and ETMY) angular motion measured using oplevs. I centered oplevs on these optics (except ETMY, which was mis-aligned during PRMI lock). It looks like BS and PRM motion at 3.3 Hz is larger than other optics. Also, there's some coherence between POPDC and BS/PRM motion. We see some coherence with ITMs and even with ETMY, which is completely independent from PRMI. I think this is because 3.3 Hz motion is originated from the ground (stack) motion.

  left:  OLPITYAWandPOPDC4.png          right: OLPITYAWandPOPDCunlocked.png

  4. Above right is the same spectra, but when PRMI is not locked. It looks like there's no big change compared with PRMI locked. When locked, there's some excess for BS and PRM at ~1-3 Hz. I think this is from LSC feedback, which in principle, doesn't affect any angular motion.

Next:
  - Why BS and PRM has large 3.3 Hz peak compared with other optics?
  - Is 3.3 Hz peak effecting MI lock or arm lock?
  - How can we monitor PR2/3 angular motion?

Attachment 1: POPDCASDC4.png
POPDCASDC4.png
Attachment 2: Feedback4.png
Feedback4.png
  6955   Wed Jul 11 03:53:41 2012 yutaUpdateLSCBS 3.3 Hz motion on MI

It is not as dramatic as PRMI, but I could see BS 3.3 Hz motion at AS and REFL when MI is locked at dark fringe.
Below is uncalibrated spectra of REFLDC and ASDC when
  Red: MI is locked at dark fringe
  Blue: there's no light (PSL shutter closed)

We have to do something to get rid of this.

REFLDCASDCMIlocked.png

  6959   Wed Jul 11 11:18:21 2012 steveUpdatePEMmore seismic noise next week
 
   The fabricators of the big flume in the CES lab have begun testing the sediment feed system which is the noisiest component and plan to test off and on during the day for the next week.
   Please let me know if you detect the noise or have any issues.
 
 
Brian Fuller

phone: 626-395-2465

  6960   Wed Jul 11 13:36:58 2012 yutaUpdateSUSOSEM and oplev spectra of optics

Below is angular spectra of every suspended core optics.
As you can see, there's a peak at 3.3 Hz for BS and PRM angular motion. Compared with other optics, they look large.

I briefly checked suspension filters and found that BounceRoll filters and f2a filters are not turned on for BS.
I checked elog and there was no reason for them to be off, so I turned them on. It didn't change angular spectra very much, though.

I'm going to check BS suspension damping and see where 3.3 Hz peak comes from.

Note that oplev quadrant sums are different for every optics, so we can't simply compare angular motion between optics from OLPIT/OLYAW. But for OSEMs, there are "cnt2um" which calibrate sensor outputs into um. and input matrix should be normalized, so we can compare SUSPIT/SUSYAW with other optics.

I centered all oplevs to do this measurement.
Quadrant sum (C1:SUS-XXX_OLSUM) for each optic now is

ITMX   ITMY   ETMX   ETMY     BS    PRM    SRM
2456  14630   1476  14885   3650   4302   2937   (counts)


OLPITYAW.png   SUSPITYAW.png

  6961   Wed Jul 11 13:45:01 2012 JenneUpdatePEMmore seismic noise next week

Quote:
 
   The fabricators of the big flume in the CES lab have begun testing the sediment feed system which is the noisiest component and plan to test off and on during the day for the next week.
   Please let me know if you detect the noise or have any issues.
 
 
Brian Fuller

phone: 626-395-2465

 Masha and Yaakov - this is an excellent opportunity for you guys to test out your triangulation stuff!  Also, it might give a lot of good data times for the learning algorithms.

Maybe you should also put out the 3 accelerometers that Yaakov isn't using (take them off their cube, so they can be placed separately), then you'll have 6 sensors for vertical motion.  Or you can leave the accelerometers as a cube, and have 4 3-axis sensors (3 seismometers + accelerometer set).

  6964   Wed Jul 11 16:19:08 2012 yutaUpdateSUSoplev servo phiology

I heard that Steve did great work on oplev in Feb 2012.
Here's summary what happened to oplev since then.
Someone changed oplev filters and gain. I couldn't find elog about it. Does anyone know?

Quadrant sum:
  Quadrant sum (C1:SUS-XXX_OLSUM) for each optic now and in Feb 2012 is

  ITMX   ITMY   ETMX   ETMY     BS    PRM    SRM
  2456  14630   1476  14885   3650   4302   2937   counts (now)
  1300  14500    900   9000   3500   4000   2600   counts (Feb 6, 2012 elog
#6256)
 0.025  0.3    0.2    0.2    0.05   0.06   0.04    mW on QPD (Feb 6, 2012 elog
#6256)
  1350  15000   1500  15500   3500   4000   2600   counts (Feb 23, 2012 elog
#6744)

  ETMX oplev laser was replaced on May 22, 2012, and quadrant sum was 20500 counts at that time (elog #6656).


Oplev servo openloop transfer functions:
  In Feb 2012, gains were adjusted and filter settings are recorded by Steve.
  For all pitch OLTF, see elog #6309.
  For all yaw OLTF, see elog #6323.

  All the filters in Feb is listed in elog #6744.
  Filters now are messed up, as Jamie pointed out in elog #6743.
  Below is the current filter settings.

  I turned ELP and RLP filters on, which wasn't on to cut-off noises at higher frequencies.
  I left resonant gains of ETMs because I don't know what they are for.
  I put ELP35 for ITMs, BS, PRM and SRM. I put RLP80 for BS, PRM and SRM.
  I will leave ELP35 off for BS and SRM because they oscillate currently. ELP50 and ELP40 is on for a substitution. I will readjust them soon.

  I don't know who changed all gains (except for PRM, which I adjusted in elog #6952). It doen't look like it is because of change in quadrant sum.
  I also don't know who deleted 3.3 Hz resonant gain for BS.

  I put all similar filters in same place to make it organized. Now, basic fitlers are organized. We may need some resonant gains for each optics.

OPLEV SERVO 300^2:0 BR ELP RLP RES GAIN QPD counts
filter position FM1 FM5 FM9 FM4 FM3, FM4    
ETMY pit 300^2:0 BR 35 80

0.5 (off)

-0.2 (was -1.5) 14,900
ETMY yaw 300^2:0 BR 35 80 0.6 (off) -0.2 (was -1.0)  
ETMX pit 300^2:0 BR 35 80 0.5 (off) 0.5 1,500
ETMX yaw 300^2:0 BR 35 80 0.6 (off) 0.6 (was 1.0)  
ITMY pit 300^2:0 BR 35 80   2.1 (was 2.0) 14,600
ITMY yaw 300^2:0 BR 35 80   -2.0 (was -4.0)  
ITMX pit 300^2:0 BR 35 80   2.6 (was 1.0) 2,500
ITMX yaw 300^2:0 BR 35 80   -1.6 (was-2.0)  
BS pit 300^2:0 BR 50 (FM10) 80   0.6 (was 0.5) 3,700
BS yaw 300^2:0 BR 50 (FM10) 80 (3.3 is some how deleted) -0.6 (was -1.0)  
PRM pit 300^2:0 BR 35 80 3.3 (off) 0.15 (was 1.0) 4,300
PRM yaw 300^2:0 BR 35 80 3.3 (off),  4 (off) -0.2 (was 0.5)  
SRM pit 300^2:0 BR 40 (FM10) 80   -2.0 2,900
SRM yaw 300^2:0 BR 40 (FM10) 80   2.0  

  I also found Kiwamu's angular motion measurement during PRMI lock (elog #6320). They look different with my measurement yesterday (elog #6954).

  6965   Thu Jul 12 02:12:42 2012 yutaUpdateSUSBS 3.3 Hz motion

I tried to reduce BS 3.3 Hz motion with local damping. 3.3 Hz probably comes from the stack, but I want to reduce this because PRMI beam spot is moving in this frequency.
I tried it by putting some resonant gains to oplev servo and OSEM damping servo, but failed.

What I learned:
  1. BS OSEM input matrix diagonalization looks impressively good. Below is the spectra of oplev pitch/yaw and OSEM pos/pit/yaw/side comparing with and without damping (REF is without). You can see mechanical resonances are well separated. Also, damping servos don't look like they are adding noise at 3.3 Hz.
BSdam.png

  2. 3.3 Hz motion is not stationary. Amplitude is sometimes high, but sometimes low. Amplitude changes in few seconds. You can even see 3.3 Hz in the dataviewer, too.

  3. I set new oplev gains. I lowered them so that UGFs will be ~ 2.5 Hz. I turned ELP35 on.

C1:SUS-BS_OLPIT_GAIN = 0.2 (was 0.6)
C1:SUS-BS_OLPIT_GAIN = -0.2 (was -0.6)

  4. All OSEM sensors feel about the same amount of 3.3 Hz motion.

  5. OLPIT and OLYAW reduces if you put 3.3 Hz resonant gain to oplev servo, but it is maybe not true since they are in-loop error signals. You can't see the difference from OSEM sensors. Below is oplev pitch/yaw and OSEM pos/pit/yaw/side comparing with and without 3.3 Hz resonant gain (REF is without).
BSOLSUSresonantgain.png

  6966   Thu Jul 12 11:55:00 2012 JenneUpdateGreen LockingNew BS mounts for PSL beats - Y is finished

Yuta and I bought some new BS mounts so that we could use the 4th port of the beamsplitters which are combining the PSL green and the arm transmitted beam, just before the Beat PD for each arm.  I just placed the Yarm one, and have aligned the light onto both the Beat PD and the Trans DC PD. 

I'll do the Xarm after lunch.

  6967   Thu Jul 12 13:27:16 2012 yutaUpdateSUSmeasured OLTFs of PRMI optics' SUSPOS

I measured openloop transfer functions of PRM/BS/ITMX/ITMY SUSPOS servo.
They look great. They all have ~50 deg phase margin and damps only POS resonance.
PRMSUSPOSOLTF.pngBSSUSPOSOLTF.pngITMXSUSPOSOLTF.pngITMYSUSPOSOLTF.png

  6968   Thu Jul 12 15:25:24 2012 JenneUpdateSUSClearing test points

Somehow we got an excitation going on BS OpLevs, and even though Yuta thought he might have accidentally started it, he couldn't find where, so we couldn't stop it.

Since we don't have anything written on the wiki, I ended up calling Joe to remind me how to clear test points:

controls@allegra:~ 0$ diag -l -z
diag> tp clear * *
test point cleared
diag> awg clear 21.*
reset succeeded

The tp clear clears all test points everywhere.  The awg clear wouldn't let me do a universal clear, so I just did #21, which is the SUS model.  So if you want to kill excitations on a specific model, you must find it's DCU ID (it's in the top right corner of the GDS status screens for each model). 

  6969   Thu Jul 12 15:43:07 2012 YaakovUpdateSTACISNew input point, using accelerometers for feedback

 Here's a picture of where I am now inputting signals into the STACIS with the accelerometers (the orange and blue wires): 

new_input.JPG

I know this is the right point because I could see the geophone signal from these points . By inputting a swept sine signal into this point, I was able to take a transfer function of this first amplifier/filtering circuit board, which will be useful if I need to make my own filter for the STACIS:

cBoard_tFunction.png

I have unplugged the geophones and am inputting a signal from an accelerometer into this point. The accelerometers output a different signal than the geophones, so I am trying to modify the accelerometer signal to be closer to the geophone one. I've lowered the gain on all the pots for the z axis and put in several BNC attenuators to lower the accelerometer signal amplitude.

At the moment, using the accelerometers as feedback makes the platform vibration worse, which will hopefully be solved by some more attenuation or filtering of the accelerometer signal.

  6970   Thu Jul 12 16:27:04 2012 steveUpdateVACdrypump changed

TP2  dry_pump was changed at intake pressure 982 mTorr at 84,889 hrs  This seal hold up for one year.

The rebuilt  pump seal performing well at 28 mTorr

  6971   Thu Jul 12 21:17:44 2012 MashaUpdatePEMGurlap 2 Problems

I noticed on DataViewer today that GUR2 was outputting only noise (somewhere around 2 counts). Jenne suggested that GUR 2 might not be plugged in. I turned off the ADC, and tried several times to plug GUR 2 back in. I thought something might be wrong with the cable, but when I plugged the GUR1 cable into GUR2, there was still no readout (although the GUR1 cable works fine when I plug it into GUR1). Perhaps I'm just inept at plugging in GUR2, or perhaps there's another issue. Either way, I'll ask Jenne about it tomorrow and try again.

  6972   Thu Jul 12 23:15:34 2012 yutaUpdateLSCPRMI LSC is making PRM motion worse

It looks like PRMI LSC is making PRM motion (and BS motion) at ~3Hz worse.
I concluded this from measuring feedback signal of suspension servo and LSC servo.

Mechanism:
 1. BS and PRM moves alot at ~3 Hz.
 2. LSC senses fake signal at ~3Hz from beam spot motion on PD
 3. LSC feedback this motion to position of PRM
 4. Suspension damping servo try to cancel this because ~3 Hz motion is not actual length signal

Calculation:
x:   Orignal longitudinal motion of PRM
n_L: Sensing noise in LSC (including ITM motion, fake ~3Hz motion)
n_S: Sensing noise in suspension damping (OSEM sesor noise, fake ~3Hz motion)
G_L: Openloop transfer function of PRCL LSC
G_S: Openloop transfer function of suspension damping (PRM SUSPOS)
H:   LSC sensor transferfunction (PDH signal on REFL_33_I)
F_S: Filter for suspension damping
A:   Actuator transfer function (PRM OSEM coils)

  Since G_L >> G_S and G_L >> 1 for below 100Hz (see elogs #6950 and #6967), feedback signal of LSC and suspensiton damping can be written as

f_L = x - A*F_S*n_S - (1+G_S)/H*n_L
f_S = 1/G_L*x - A*F_S*n_S - G_S/H*n_L 

  So, basically, LSC supresses PRM motion but puts n_L to PRM. Suspension servo try to surpress n_L, which was not there when LSC is off.

Measurement:
 1. Below left is uncalibrated spectra of

Red:  suspension damping feedback to PRM/BS when PRMI is locked
Blue: LSC feeed back to PRM/BS when PRMI is locked
Pink: suspension damping feedback to PRM/BS when PRMI is not locked

  As you can see, PRM suspension damping feed back increases at ~ 1.5-3 Hz because of LSC. This is the same for BS at ~1 Hz and ~3 Hz.

PRMBSPRMIonoff.png    ITMXITMYPRMIonoff.png

 2. Above right is same spectra for ITMX/ITMY. There's no change in suspension damping feedback. This means, radiation pressure coupling or something is not related in this issue. LSC servo is not engaged for ITMs.

 3. Below is oplev spectra for PRM/BS

Red:  Oplev pitch error signal of PRM/BS when PRMI is locked
Blue: Oplev yaw error signal of PRM/BS to PRM/BS when PRMI is locked
Pink:  Oplev pitch error signal of PRM/BS when PRMI is not locked
Cyan: Oplev yaw error signal of PRM/BS to PRM/BS when PRMI is not locked

  You can see the increase in pitch/yaw motion at ~ 1.5-3 Hz for PRM, and ~1Hz/~3Hz for BS. They are consistent with measurement of feedback spectra.

OplevPRMIonoff.png



By the way:

  I adjusted oplev servo gains for ITMX. They were crazy this evening. They now have UGF ~ 2.5 Hz.

C1:SUS-ITMX_OLPIT_GAIN = 1.0 (was 2.6)
C1:SUS-ITMX_OLYAW_GAIN = -0.5 (was -1.6)


Next questions:
  - Can we notch ~3 Hz feedback so that LSC doesn't feedback this motion?
  - Why ~3 Hz motion is high for BS/PRM? Too much load on BS chamber stack?
  - Can we reduce ~3 Hz motion?
  - If BS chamber stack is bad, PR3 might have ~3 Hz motion, too. Does this make PRMI beam spot motion crazy?
  - How about PR2?

  6973   Fri Jul 13 13:02:52 2012 Masha, YaakovUpdatePEMGUR2 Fixed

Yaakov and I investigated the GUR 2 problem. It turns out that the ADC channels that GUR 2 was plugged into, ADC channels 6 through 8 (on the actual ADC they are C7 through C9), did not correspond to the channels labelled "GUR 2" in the PEM, ADC channels 3 through 5. We modified them so that GUR 2 is now plugged into ADC channels 3 through 5 (on the ADC it's +1).

Before we discovered that this was the problem, we attempted to take the cover off of GUR 1 to check the gains, and discovered a stripped Allen screw on the side by the "Vertical" pot, which we removed.

Now the GUR 2 readout looks good, and we will give it more time to settle down before we take data.

 

  6975   Fri Jul 13 19:48:56 2012 JenneUpdateEnvironmentRocks - very loud

I assume it's the rock tumbler, although it could be something else, but the MC has had trouble staying locked yesterday and today (yesterday Yaakov and I went over there and they were doing stuff almost constantly - it's super loud over there), and today even the PMC has fallen out of lock twice.  I just relocked it again, since it went out of lock just after Journal club started.

Anyhow, I think this will be good data for Masha, and then also for the Masha+Yaakov triangulation project.

  6976   Sun Jul 15 16:25:15 2012 ranaUpdateLSCPRMI LSC is making PRM motion worse

As stephanie did a few years ago, the idea should be to match the damping between the DRMI optics so as to minimize the differential motion. No notching is necessary. Read her SURF report about the IMC.

 

  6977   Mon Jul 16 11:50:56 2012 MashaUpdatePEMSTS-1

It seems that the STS-1 ADC channels had the same mismatch issue as the GUR-2 channels. The PEM_MONITOR has STS_1 listed as channels 6, 7, 8 (+1 on the actual ADC) whereas it was plugged into channels 13, 14, 15 (+1 on the actual ADC as well) with nothing in channels 6, 7, 8. Thus, I moved the cables and reset STS_1. The readout, however, is still only a magnitude of ~10 counts (I checked, however, that this is indeed the readout when the seismometer is plugged in vs. when it is unplugged), but hopefully it will stabilize during the day, as did GUR 2.

  6978   Mon Jul 16 16:41:49 2012 JenneUpdatePSLPMC locked in funny place - PSL laser temp changed

The PMC was unlocked earlier this morning, for ~20min, presumably from the rocks next door.  I relocked it.

Then, a few min ago, the PMC suddenly decided that it wouldn't lock with a transmission greater than ~0.7 .  I found that the laser temp adjust on the FSS screen was at -1.9ish.  I put it back to zero, and now the PMC locks happily again.  I think we got into a PSL mode-hopping temperature region on accident.

  6979   Tue Jul 17 02:17:50 2012 JenneUpdateASCASS gains wrong?
I was checking on the ASS system, and I think that the gains on some of the loops may not be correct. An old symptom was that the commands in the script were not being executed when we changed over to Ubuntu. Now it seems that each command is working fine, but the loops are pushing the optics more out of alignment than anything. I flipped the sign on some of the loops and it helped, others it didn't. I need to measure some transfer functions and meditate on what they should look like. It will be really nice to have the alignment system working again.
  6980   Tue Jul 17 11:28:29 2012 JenneUpdateASSNames of DoF filters in ASS wrong

The names of the DoF filters in the ASS loop were wrong.  The filters themselves were correct (low pass filters at super low freq, for the Lock-in), but the names were backward.

Our convention is to name filters "poles:zeros", but they had been "z:p".  The names of FM1 in all the DoF filter banks are now fixed.

  6981   Tue Jul 17 18:00:58 2012 MashaUpdatePEMSTS

Den and investigated the STS-1 problem (which is currently plugged into ADC channels 13, 14, and 15, which correspond to the STS-3 channels in dtt). It turns out that I had plugged in the power to the monitor in the host box rather than the remote. The X, Y, and Z readout is currently approaching a mean of zero, and I will let it continue to do so overnight (pressing auto-zero as necessary). Attached is a plot of the coherence with GUR 1, and the time-domain signals.

Attachment 1: Screenshot.png
Screenshot.png
  6982   Wed Jul 18 00:36:22 2012 JenneUpdateIOOWFS oscillating

I was trying to lock and look at the ASS for the Yarm, but the transmitted power was oscillating very near 1Hz.  Eventually I looked at the mode cleaner, and it was also moving around at a similar frequency.  I took spectra of the ETMY SUS damping feedback signals, and they (POS, PIT, YAW) saw this 1Hz motion too (see attached plots...same data, one is a zoom around 1Hz).

As a first place to start, I turned off the WFS, which immediately stopped the MC oscillation.  Turning the WFS back on, the oscillation didn't come back.  I'm not sure what happened to make the WFS bad, but I perhaps had the ASS dither lines on (I've had them on and off, so I'm not sure), although turning off the dither lines didn't make the WFS any better.

As an aside, the MC refl with the WFS off was ~1.5, rather than the ~0.5 with the WFS on, which means that the PSL beam and the MC axis are not well matched.

Attachment 1: Yarm_oscillating_1Hz_while_WFS_crazy_full_17July2012.pdf
Yarm_oscillating_1Hz_while_WFS_crazy_full_17July2012.pdf
Attachment 2: Yarm_oscillating_1Hz_while_WFS_crazy_17July2012.pdf
Yarm_oscillating_1Hz_while_WFS_crazy_17July2012.pdf
  6983   Wed Jul 18 09:09:51 2012 MashaUpdatePEMStreckeisen

The Streckeisen is currently plugged into ADC channels 13, 14, and 15 (corresponding to STS-3 in the channels). The X, Y, and Z components are correct. The signals is zeroed (it's been so for at least the past 10 hours), the coherence with GUR1 looks decent, and the signal looks similar to the GUR1 signal.

Attachment 1: Screenshot.png
Screenshot.png
Attachment 2: Screenshot-1.png
Screenshot-1.png
  6986   Wed Jul 18 10:08:01 2012 LizUpdateComputer Scripts / ProgramsWeek 5 update/progress

Over the past week, I have been focusing on the issues I brought up in my last ELOG,  6956.  I spent quite a while attempting to modify the script and create my own spectrogram function within the existing code.  I also checked out the channels on the PSL table for the PSL health page and produced a spectrogram plot of the PMC reflected, transmitted, and input powers, the PZT Voltage and the laser output power.  When I was entering these channels into the configuration script, I came across an issue with the way the python script parses this.  If there were spaces between the channel names (for example: C1:PSL-PMC_INPUT_DC, C1:PSL-PMC_RFPDDC... etc) the program would not recognize the channels.  I made some alterations to the parsing script such that all white spaces at the beginning and end of the channels were stripped and the program could find them.

 The next thing that I worked on was attempting to see if the microphone channels were actually stopping the program or just taking an extraordinarily long time.  I tried running the program with shorter time samples and that seemed to work quite well!  However, I had to leave it running overnight in order to finish.  I am sure that this difference comes from the fact that the microphone channels are fast channels.  I would like to somehow make it run more quickly, and am thinking about how best to do this.

I finally got my spectrogram function to work after quite a bit of trouble.  There were issues with mismatched data and limit sets that I discovered came from times when only a few frames (one or two) were in one block.  I added some code to  ignore small data blocks  like those and the program works very well now!  It seems like the best way to get the right limits is to let the program automatically set the limits (they are nicely log-scaled and everything) but there are some issues that produce questionable results.  I spent a while adding a colormap option to the script so that the spectrogram colors can be adjusted!  This mostly took so long because, on Monday night, some strange things were happening with the PMC that made the program fail (zeros were being output, which caused an uproar in the logarithmic data limits).  I was incredibly worried about this and thought that I had somehow messed up the script (this happened in the middle of when I was tinkering with the cmap option) so I undid all of my work!  It was only when I realized it was still going on and Masha and Jenne were talking about the PMC issues that I figured out that it was an external issue.  I then went in and set manual limits so that a blank spectrogram and redid everything.

The spectrogram is not operational and the colormap can be customized.  I need to fix the problem with the autoscaled axes (perhaps adding a lower bound?) so that the program does not crash when there is an issue.

Yesterday, I spoke with Rana about what my next step should be.  He advised me to look at ELOGs from Steve (6678) and Koji (6675) about what they wanted to see on the site.  These gave me a good map of what is needed on the site and where I will go next.

I need to find out what is going on with the weather channels and figure out how to calibrate the microphones.  I will also be making sure there are correct units on all of the plots and figure out how to take only a short section of data for the microphone channels.  I have already modified the tab template so that it is similar to Koji's ELOG idea and will be making further changes to the layout of the summary pages themselves.  I will also be working on having the right plots up consistently on the site.

 

  6987   Wed Jul 18 11:05:40 2012 MashaUpdatePEMSTS Coherene

I realized what the ADC channel mismatch was, and apologize for plotting a terrible coherence in log scale. The channels are now properly matched (there is decent coherence between GUR1_X/STS_X, etc.).

  6988   Wed Jul 18 13:53:34 2012 YaakovUpdateSTACISWeekly update

I have been working on substituting the internal geophones in the STACIS with accelerometers, and this week specifically I have been trying to modify the accelerometer signal so the STACIS PZTs respond properly.

The major problem was that the high signal amplitude caused the STACIS to oscillate uncontrollably, so I lowered all of the pots (for the z direction) and placed several BNC attenuators before the accelerometer signal enters the first amplifier board. The accelerometers now successfully provide feedback without making the STACIS unstable, as shown by this transfer function (the higher and flatter line is open loop, the lower is closed loop with accelerometers providing feedback):

really_accelFeed.GIF

The next step is to optimize the accelerometer feedback so it provides good isolation from 0.1 to 3 Hz, a span that the geophones introduced a lot of noise into. The accelerometers definitely don't introduce as much noise in that region, but don't seem to be doing much isolation either. I will also make some more quantitative plots of the platform motion (using the calibration value for the Wilcoxon accelerometers in the velocity setting with a gain of 1).

Some random discoveries I made this week which are relevant for STACIS testing:

1) Placing weight on the STACIS platform improves stability, but NOT if several blocks are placed on top of each other (they rub against each other, causing lots of vibrations).

2) The accelerometer that is providing feedback must be VERY securely fastened to the STACIS platform; even with three clamps there was extra motion that caused instability. Luckily, there's a convenient steel flange Steve showed me which has a hole that perfectly accommodates the accelerometer and doubles as a weight for the platform. Here is said flange, clamped to the STACIS platform with the accelerometer sitting in the center:

flange.JPG

 3) Using the shaker next to the STACIS (all on one platform) improves coherence between the base and platform accelerometers above around 10 Hz, but does nothing lower than that, which unfortunately is the region I'm most concerned with.

  6989   Wed Jul 18 14:25:44 2012 JenneUpdateIOOMC spot position measurements

The script ....../scripts/ASS/MC/mcassMCdecenter  takes ~17 minutes to run.  The biggest time sink is measuring a no-offset-added-to-coil-gains set, in between each measurement set with the coil gain offsets.  This is useful to confirm that the nominal place hasn't changed over the time of the measurement, but maybe we don't need it.  I'm leaving it for now, but if we want to make this faster, that's one of the first things to look at.

Today's measurement:

spot positions in mm (MC1,2,3 pit MC1,2,3 yaw):
[3.5716862287669224, 3.937869278443594, 2.9038058599576595, -6.511822708584913, -0.90364583591421999, 4.8221820002404279]

There doesn't seem to be any spot measurement stuff for any other optics, so I'm going to try to replicate the MC spot measuring script for the Michelson to start.

  6991   Thu Jul 19 02:14:37 2012 JenneUpdateVIDEOMade a video gui

I learned a little bit of python scripting while looking at the videoswitch script, and I made a video medm screen. 

Each monitor has a dropdown menu for all the common cameras we use (medm only lets you put a limited # of lines on a dropdown menu...when we want to add things like OMCR or RCT, we'll need to add another dropdown set)

Each monitor also has a readback to tell you what is on the TV.  So far, the quads only say "QUAD#", not what the 4 components are. 

I put a set of epics inputs in the PEM model, under a subsystem with top-names VID to represent the different monitors.  The readbacks on the video screen look at these, with the names corresponding to the numbers listed in the videoswitch script.  The videoswitch script now does an ezcawrite to these epics inputs so that even if you change the monitors via command line, the screen stays updated.

For example, since MC2F's camera is plugged in to Input #1 of the video matrix, if you type "./videoswitch MON1 MC2F", the script will write a "1" to the channel "C1:VID-MON1", and the screen will show "MC2F" in the Mon1 cartoon.

This required a quick recompile of the PEM model, but not the framebuilder since these were just epics channels.

There is also a dropdown menu for "Presets", which right now only include my 2 arm locking settings.

All of the dropdowns just call an iteration of the videoswitch script.

  6992   Thu Jul 19 02:32:45 2012 JenneUpdateIOOWFS don't come on automatically??

The MC unlocked ~20 min ago, correlated with 2 consecutive earthquakes in Mexico.  The MC came back fine after a few minutes, but the WFS never engaged.  I turned them on by hand.  I think that Yuta mentioned once that he also had to turn the WFS on by hand.  There may be a problem in the unlock/relock catching that needs to be looked at, to make sure the WFS come back on automatically.

Also, someone (Masha and I) should look at the seismic BLRMS.  I have suspected for a few days that they're not telling us everything that we want to know.  Usually, if there's an earthquake close enough / big enough that it pops the MC out of lock, it is clear from the BLRMS that that's what happened, but right now it doesn't look like much of anything....just kind of flat for hours.

  6993   Thu Jul 19 15:55:21 2012 ranaUpdateComputersused 'aptitude' to install software (TexLive) on rosalba

I used APTITUDE to install texlive-full on rosalba so that I could work on a paper. pdflatex was not found on pianosa, rosalba, megatron, etc. I used this command:

sudo aptitude install texlive-full

While this was installing, I read a bunch of forums which claim that its better to bypass the apt-get and use the 
TexLive installer instead so that we can use its own package updater 'tlmgr'. Otherwise, the standard Ubuntu distributions
are years out of date (e.g. doesn't have RevTex 4.1).



  6994   Fri Jul 20 11:59:27 2012 ranaUpdateComputer Scripts / ProgramsCONLOG not running

WE tried to use the new conlog today and discovered that:

1) No one at the 40m uses conlog because they don't know that it ever ran and don't know how to use regexp.

2) It has not been running since the last time Megatron was rebooted (probably a power outage).

3) We could not get it to run using the instructions that Syracuse left in our wiki.

Emails are flying.

  6995   Fri Jul 20 12:12:25 2012 ranaUpdatePSLPMC problems examined

Jenne, Den, Rana

The PMC transmission has been varying a lot and the MC seems unstable. Superstitious people might blame this on the El-nino or the alignment with Sagitarius, but we are ostensibly scientists.

WE found that the PMC EPICS values had not been toggled since the reboot and so the RF phase and Amplitude were totally wrong (we should replace this with a fixed oscillator box as we did with FSS).

Also, the NPRO SLOW slider was at -2 V which made the mode going into the PMC funny (although the mode was OK this morning before I started playing with the PMC sliders).

Before adjustment, there was a strong correlation between the seismic motions and the PMC reflection. This means that the PMC gain was low and it couldn't stay locked. Now, after fixing the RF and upping the gain slider it looks more stable. Let's watch it for a few days to see if there's an improvement in the trends.

The 10-minute trend of the lat 400 days shows that nothing has changed much this year; its been equally bad for a long while.

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  6996   Fri Jul 20 14:18:15 2012 DenUpdatePEMMCL, GUR calibration

I did a raw calibration of MCL and GUR. Accuracy is a factor of 2.

GUR path : 800 V/m/s => readout box (G~100) => ADC (0.7 mV/count)

MCL path : laser 1 MHz / V, cavity length ~ 25 m

I measured feedback signal before the laser with SR and avoided whitening filters for MC_F.

LIGO_S5_S6.eps

  6997   Fri Jul 20 17:11:50 2012 JamieUpdateCDSAll custom MEDM screens moved to cds_users_apps svn repo

Since there are various ongoing requests for this from the sites, I have moved all of our custom MEDM screens into the cds_user_apps SVN repository.  This is what I did:

For each system in /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/medm, I copied their "master" directory into the repo, and then linked it back in to the usual place, e.g.:

a=/opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/medm/${model}/master
b=/opt/rtcds/userapps/trunk/${system}/c1/medm/${model}
mv $a $b
ln -s $b $a

Before committing to the repo, I did a little bit of cleanup, to remove some binary files and other known superfluous stuff.  But I left most things there, since I don't know what is relevant or not.

Then committed everything to the repo.

 

  6998   Sat Jul 21 14:05:21 2012 DenUpdatePSLPMC problems examined

Quote:

WE found that the PMC EPICS values had not been toggled since the reboot and so the RF phase and Amplitude were totally wrong (we should replace this with a fixed oscillator box as we did with FSS).

Also, the NPRO SLOW slider was at -2 V which made the mode going into the PMC funny (although the mode was OK this morning before I started playing with the PMC sliders).

 PMC transmission is oscillating  in the range 0.5 - 0.85. PMC PZT voltage is 1-2 V.

FSS slow controls was -2.5 V. I adjusted it to 0 and PMC stabilized. PMC PZT voltage is 128, transmission is 0.845.

But most probably, slow control will drift again.

fss_slowm.png

  6999   Sat Jul 21 14:48:33 2012 DenUpdateCDSRCG

As I've spent many hours trying to determine the error in my C code for online filter I decided to write about it to prevent people from doing it again.

I have a C function that was tested offline. I compiled and installed it on the front end machine without any errors. When I've restarted the model, it did not run.

I modified the function the following way

void myFunction()
{
if(STATEMENT) return;
some code
}

I've adjusted input parameters such that STATEMENT was always true. However the model either started or not depending on the code after if statement. It turned out that the model could not start because of the following lines


cosine[1] = 1.0 - 0.5*a*a + a*a*a*a/24 - a*a*a*a*a*a/720 + a*a*a*a*a*a*a*a/40320;
sine[1] = a - a*a*a/6 + a*a*a*a*a/120 - a*a*a*a*a*a*a/5040;

When I've split the sum into steps, the model began to run. I guess the conclusion is that we can not make too many arithmetical operations for one "=" . The most interesting thing is that these lines stood after true if-statement and should not be even executed. Possible explanation is that some compilers start to process code after if-statement during its slow comparison. In our case it could start and then broke down on these long expressions.

  7000   Sat Jul 21 18:04:02 2012 DenUpdateAdaptive Filteringfrequency domain filter

I've implemented online frequency domain filter and applied it to MC_F.

freq_af.png+

Magnitude of the filter output at 1 Hz is the same as MC_F. This means that it is not hard for FIR to match the resonance. The problem is with the phase. We can not match the resonance exactly. If the resonance is at f0 and we match at f0 +/- df then in the frequency range (f0, f0 +/- df) the phase is not matched for 180. I guess the filter does not diverge because df is small but also the filter can not account for this huge phase lag. We need to slightly change the simulated actuator TF and see how the filter will react.

  7002   Mon Jul 23 13:30:06 2012 JenneUpdateGreen LockingYarm ALS laser is funny / dying

Jamie and I were doing some locking, and we found that the Yarm green wasn't locking.  It would flash, but not really stay locked for more than a few seconds, and sometimes the green light would totally disappear.  If the end shutter is open, you can always see some green light on the arm transmission cameras.  So if the shutter is open but there is nothing on the camera, that means something is wrong.

I went down to the end, and indeed, sometimes the green light completely disappears from the end table.  At those times, the LED on the front of the laser goes off, then it comes back on, and the green light is back.  This also corresponds to the POWER display on the lcd on the laser driver going to ~0 (usually it reads ~680mW, but then it goes to ~40mW).  The laser stays off for 1-2 seconds, then comes back and stays on for 1-2 minutes, before turning off for a few seconds again.

Koji suggested turning the laser off for an hour or so to see if letting it cool down helps (I just turned it off ~10min ago), otherwise we may have to ship it somewhere for repairs :( 

  7003   Mon Jul 23 17:39:34 2012 JenneUpdateIOOMC_F vs. MC_L

[Rana, Jenne]

We looked at the different outputs of the MC servo board to make sure they make some kind of sense.  As per my elog 6625, the names of the channels were wrong, but we wanted to confirm that we have something sensible.

Currently, OUT1 of the servo board is called "MC_F" and the SERVO out is called "MC_SERVO".  We looked at the spectrum of each, and the transfer function between them.

You can see that in addition to a 2kHz pole, MC_L also seems to have a 10-100 zero-pole pair.

 

Also, while cleaning things up in the models, I fixed the names of these MCL/MCF channels.  OUT1 is now called MC_L, and is connected to ADC0_0, and SERVO is called MC_F and is connected to ADC0_6.  Both MC_L and MC_F go to the RFM, and thence on to the OAF.  MC_L (which used to be mis-named MC_F) still goes both to the MCS model for actuation on MC2, and to the OAF for MC-OAF-ing.  Right now MC_F is unused in the OAF model, but we can change that later if we want.

 

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  7004   Mon Jul 23 18:01:30 2012 JenneUpdateGreen LockingYarm ALS laser is funny / dying

 I turned the Yend laser back on....it hasn't turned itself off yet, but I'm watching it.  As long as we leave the shutter open, we can watch the C1:ALS-Y_REFL_DC value to see if there's light on the diode.

  7005   Mon Jul 23 18:16:13 2012 JamieUpdateSUSDQ block added to sus_single_control library parts

I have added a DQ block to the sus_single_control library part.  This means that all sus models will automatically generate DQ channels based on what is specified in this doc block:

#DAQ Channels

SUSPOS_IN1
SUSPIT_IN1
SUSYAW_IN1
SUSSIDE_IN1
ULSEN_OUT
URSEN_OUT
LRSEN_OUT
LLSEN_OUT
SDSEN_OUT
OLPIT_IN1
OLYAW_IN1
OLSUM_IN1

So for instance, for BS will have the following DQ channels:

C1:SUS-BS_SUSPOS_IN1_DQ
C1:SUS-BS_SUSPIT_IN1_DQ
...

etc.  The channels names modified by the activateDQ.py script after install are still modified appropriately.

This is now the place where we should be maintaining DQ channels.

  7006   Mon Jul 23 18:38:58 2012 JenneUpdatePSLPSL channels added to IOO model

I added a subblock to the IOO model, and gave it a top_names of PSL, so the channels show up as C1:PSL-......

So far, there are just 2 channels acquired, C1:PSL-FSS_MIXER and C1:PSL-FSS_FAST, since those were already connected to the ADC.  Those signals are both on the DAQ OUT of the FSS board in the rack.  They are DQ channels now too.

 

  7007   Mon Jul 23 18:41:15 2012 JamieUpdateGreen LockingALS_END.mdl model added for end station green ALS channels

The end sus models (c1scx and c1scy) both contain some ALS stuff.  This stuff could maybe be moved to their own models, but whatever.

The stuff at X and Y were identical, but were code copies (BAD!).  I made a new library part for the ALS end controls: ${userapps}/isc/c1/model/ALS_END.mdl

It contains just some filter modules for the ALS end laser control, and a monitor of the ALS end REFL PD DC.  I also added a DQ block for the recorded channels (see screen shot).

When I added this new part to c1scx and c1scy I made it so the channel names would be more sensible.  Instead of "GCX" and "GCY", they are now "ALS-X" and "ALS-Y".  They will now all show up under the ALS subsystem.

 

 

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  7008   Mon Jul 23 18:57:52 2012 JamieUpdateCDSc1scx and c1scy models recompiled and restarted

After the changes listed in 7005 and 7007, I have rebuilt, installed, and restarted the c1scx and c1scy models.  Everything seems to have come back up ok.

Running into some daqd troubles because of a change to c1ioo, but will report on the new ALS channels when I can.

  7009   Mon Jul 23 19:00:26 2012 KojiUpdateGreen LockingALS_END.mdl model added for end station green ALS channels

This is a good modification. We just need to check how the ALS scripts are affected.

Quote:

The end sus models (c1scx and c1scy) both contain some ALS stuff.  This stuff could maybe be moved to their own models, but whatever.

The stuff at X and Y were identical, but were code copies (BAD!).  I made a new library part for the ALS end controls: ${userapps}/isc/c1/model/ALS_END.mdl

It contains just some filter modules for the ALS end laser control, and a monitor of the ALS end REFL PD DC.  I also added a DQ block for the recorded channels (see screen shot).

When I added this new part to c1scx and c1scy I made it so the channel names would be more sensible.  Instead of "GCX" and "GCY", they are now "ALS-X" and "ALS-Y".  They will now all show up under the ALS subsystem.

 

  7010   Mon Jul 23 19:13:12 2012 JenneUpdatePSLPSL channels added to IOO model

Quote:

I added a subblock to the IOO model, and gave it a top_names of PSL, so the channels show up as C1:PSL-......

So far, there are just 2 channels acquired, C1:PSL-FSS_MIXER and C1:PSL-FSS_FAST, since those were already connected to the ADC.  Those signals are both on the DAQ OUT of the FSS board in the rack.  They are DQ channels now too. 

 So there was a problem with the channel name C1:PSL-FSS_FAST, which conflicts with an existing slow channel.  This was causing daqd to fail to start (shockingly, with an appropriate error message!).  I renamed the channel to be C1:PSL-FSS_NPRO until we come up with something better.

After the change everthing worked and fb came back.

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