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  4730   Tue May 17 11:45:20 2011 JamieConfigurationCDSpurged non-c1 site files from rtcds checkout of cds_user_apps
I purged all of the working copy checkouts of site files for all sites that are not c1 from the rtcds cds_user_apps working directory (/opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/userapps/trunk). I first checked that there were no outstanding changes, and then did the following (in bash):
cd /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/userapps
rm -rf trunk
svn update --depth=files trunk
svn update --depth=empty trunk/{CDS,ISI,ISC,PSL,SUS}
svn update trunk/{CDS,ISI,ISC,PSL,SUS}/{c1,common}
  4732   Tue May 17 17:01:22 2011 jamieConfigurationCDSUpdate LSC channels from _DAQ to _DQ

As of RCG version 2.1, recorded channels use the suffix "_DQ", instead of "_DAQ".  I just rebuilt and installed the c1lsc model, which changed the channel names, therefore hosing the old daq channel ini file.  Here's what I did, and how I fixed it:

$ ssh c1lsc
$ cd /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/core/trunk
$ make c1lsc
$ make install-c1lsc
$ cd /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts
$ ./startc1lsc
$ cd /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq
$ cat archive/C1LSC_110517_152411.ini | sed "s/_DAQ/_DQ/g" >C1LSC.ini
$ telnet fb 8087
daqd> shutdown

 

  4733   Tue May 17 18:09:13 2011 Jamie, KiwamuConfigurationCDSc1sus and c1auxey crashed, rebooted

c1sus and c1auxey crashed, required hard reboot

For some reason, we found that c1sus and c1auxey were completely unresponsive.  We went out and gave them a hard reset, which brought them back up with no problems.

This appears to be related to a very similar problem report by Kiwamu just a couple of days ago, where c1lsc crashed after editing the C1LSC.ini and restarting the daqd process, which is exactly what I just did (see my previous log).  What could be causing this?

  4735   Tue May 17 22:50:00 2011 JamieConfigurationLSCNew digital lockin added to LSC model/screen

I added a lockin to the LSC model, and added it's corresponding control to the LSC screen.  Here's is what I added to the LSC model:

lsc-mdl-lockin.png

On the left are the froms from the normalized RF PD outputs. Those go into a matrix, whose single row goes into the lockin signal input. The clock output from the lockin goes into the LSC output matrix (last row).

Here is what I added to the LSC master screen:

lsc-screen-lockin.png

I also modified the lockin overview screen:

lsc-lockin-screen.png

I think this new screen looks a lot cleaner.  Maybe we could start using this one as a template for lockin screens.

  4743   Wed May 18 22:11:31 2011 ranaConfigurationLSCNew digital lockin added to LSC model/screen

Untitled.png

 This is OK....but, the input matrix should come from the same place as the regular input matrix: i.e. it should be just another row like CARM, DARM, etc. rather than have its own screen.

Also, I think a nice mod to all the matrices would be if the ORANGE triangle was only visible when there's a signal flowing through it.

  4761   Mon May 23 14:28:23 2011 kiwamuConfigurationLSCPOY55 installed

Last Saturday the POY55 RFPD (see this entry) was installed on the ITMY optical bench for the trial of the DRMI locking.

Since the amount of the light coming into the diode is tiny, the DC monitor showed ~ 3 mV even when the PRC was locked to the carrier.

In order to amplify the tiny RF signal from the photo diode a ZHL amplifier was installed next to the RFPD. The RF amp is sitting on delrin posts for insulation from the table.

POY55.png

  4763   Mon May 23 18:16:42 2011 KojiConfigurationLSCPOY55 installed

The DC Transimpedance of POP55 was increased from 50 Ohm to 10010 Ohm. There is the offset of 46mV. This should be cancelled in the CDS.

Quote:

Last Saturday the POY55 RFPD (see this entry) was installed on the ITMY optical bench for the trial of the DRMI locking.

Since the amount of the light coming into the diode is tiny, the DC monitor showed ~ 3 mV even when the PRC was locked to the carrier.

In order to amplify the tiny RF signal from the photo diode a ZHL amplifier was installed next to the RFPD. The RF amp is sitting on delrin posts for insulation from the table.

 

  4764   Wed May 25 19:03:59 2011 JamieConfigurationCDSUpdate rtcds checkout of cds_user_apps with new top-level directory names.

The top-level subsystem subdirectories in the cds_user_apps source repository were renamed today to be all lower case.  This required checking out the new directory and updating all of the model links in /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1.  Here is how I updated the cds_user_apps working tree:

cd /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/userapps
mv trunk{,.bak}
svn update --depth=files trunk
svn update --depth=empty trunk/{cds,isi,isc,psl,sus}

I then fixed the links in the /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/core/release/src/epics/simLink directory:

for link in $(find . -maxdepth 1 -type l); do ln -sf $(readlink $link | tr [:upper:] [:lower:]) ; done

A couple of things had to be cleaned up:

  • /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/userapps/trunk/cds/c1/models/c1uct.mdl was linked in, but that model doesn't seem to exist anymore, so I removed the link.
  • a couple of things were linked from /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/userapps/trunk instead of /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/userapps/release, so I fixed those links.
  • /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/userapps/release/cds/test/models/llo/l1isctest.mdl was not checked out, so I checked it out and fixed the link (this model should really be named something different if it is of common use, or we plan on using it at the 40m).

 

  4765   Wed May 25 19:19:11 2011 JamieConfigurationCDS!!!CHECK IN YOUR MODELS!!!

!!!CHECK IN MODEL CHANGES!!!

Today I found three models that were modified, but not checked in to the SVN repository:

M       sus/c1/models/lib/sus_single.mdl
M       isc/c1/models/c1lsc.mdl
M       isc/c1/models/c1mcp.mdl

I checked in the c1lsc model, since I think it was just the change that Kiwamu made in http://nodus.ligo.caltech.edu:8080/40m/4749.  I left the others, since I have no idea what they are or who made them.

Please please please remember to commit your model changes to the SVN after you're done.  This is particularly important for important models, such as c1lsc.  If you don't check in your changes I can pretty much guarantee that at some point you will loose them.

 

  4766   Wed May 25 20:12:55 2011 JamieConfigurationLSCNew digital lockin added to LSC model/screen

Quote:

This is OK....but, the input matrix should come from the same place as the regular input matrix: i.e. it should be just another row like CARM, DARM, etc. rather than have its own screen.

 You're absolutely right.  That was a brain-fart oversight.  I fixed the model so that the input from the lockin comes from another output row in the RFPD input matrix.  I then fixed the C1LSC medm screen accordingly:

lsc-lockin-adl.png

This is obviously much simpler and more straight-forward.

A future improvement would be to modify the DCPD input matrix to be able to route those signals to the lockin as well.  This is actually currently possible since the DCPD input matrix is just a subset of the full input matrix, but it's not available via medm yet.

  4767   Thu May 26 17:10:21 2011 JamieConfigurationLSCNew digital lockin added to LSC model/screen

Quote:

A future improvement would be to modify the DCPD input matrix to be able to route those signals to the lockin as well.  This is actually currently possible since the DCPD input matrix is just a subset of the full input matrix, but it's not available via medm yet.

 I went ahead and added the lockin output to the DCPD input matrix.

 

  4774   Tue May 31 16:07:57 2011 Larisa ThorneConfigurationElectronicsSeismometer Box Update

 (Continuation of this)

 

I plugged the circuit into the LISO program to generate the graphs below....the first graph is a plot of frequency (f, in Hz) versus gain (in dB), and frequency (f, Hz) versus phase (in degrees). Also included is the second graph, which is a noise plot of all circuit parts which contribute to the total noise of the circuit.

 

The only issue I had was that two of the op amps I'd picked (see third attachment for the original circuit diagram) for the circuit were not in LISO's op amp library. So I replaced THS4131 (from the voltage buffer part) and AD826 (from the ADC driver part) with AD797 and LT1037, respectively in order to generate the plots below....   

 

There are notes calling the AD797 "ultra low noise, low distortion", whose data sheet can be found here: AD797 

Notes also call LT1037 "low noise, high speed precision op amp", whose data sheet can be found here: LT1037

 

I've put these in temporarily only, as I don't know if they are appropriate choices for the job or even if we have them. Suggestions?

  4788   Mon Jun 6 17:22:09 2011 valeraConfigurationLSCClipping in the X arm 1064 um trans path

I changed optics in the ETMX transmon path to remove clipping (which made a false QPD signal).

During the weekend I found that there was an offset in X arm c1ass pitch servo, which derives the signal by demodulating the arm cavity power, coming from the beam clipping in the transmon path.

The clipping was on the pair of the 1" mirrors that steer the beam after the 2" lens (see attached picture). The beam is about 5-6 mm in diameter at this distance from the lens and was not well centered.

I moved the steering mirrors downstream by about 8" where the beam is about 2-3 mm (the attached picture shows the mirrors in the new location). The Y arm layout is different from X arm and I didn't find any obvious clipping in transmon path.

The max X arm buildup went up from 1.3 to 1.5. I changed the TRX gain from -0.003 to -0.002 to obtain the normalized X arm power of 1 in this state. The MC refl DC is 1.6 out of 4.9 V and the Y arm buildup is ~0.9 so the TRX(Y) gains will have to be adjusted once the MC visibility is maximized.

  4792   Mon Jun 6 23:56:16 2011 rana, valeraConfigurationSUSETMX/ETMY OSEM whitening

 We measured the OSEM PD whitening transfer function of the ETMX OSEM UL whitening stage (D000210) by comparing the input signal to the whitening amplifier (single pin LEMO monitor) to the output signal - both were piped into the DAQ. The transfer function was close to constant 0 dB/180 deg independent of the whitening switch selection (FM1 filter engaged/disengaged)  up to ~20 Hz where we run out of coherence. All other ETMX and ETMY spectra at the input of the digital whitening compensation don't change when the whitening is switched on/off so by induction we conclude that all the ETMX/ETMY OSEM PD hardware whitening filters are not on.

  4812   Mon Jun 13 19:26:42 2011 Jamie, JoeConfigurationCDSSUS binary IO chassis 2 and 3 moved from 1X5 to 1X4

While preping 1X4 for installation of c1lsc, we removed some old VME crates that were no longer in use.  This freed up lots of space in 1X4.  We then moved the SUS binary IO chassis 2 and 3, which plug into the 1X4 cross-connect, from 1X5 into the newly freed space in 1X4.  This makes the cable run from these modules to the cross connect much cleaner.

  4814   Tue Jun 14 09:24:36 2011 steveConfigurationPhotosSUS binary IO chassis 2 and 3 moved from 1X5 to 1X4

Quote:

While preping 1X4 for installation of c1lsc, we removed some old VME crates that were no longer in use.  This freed up lots of space in 1X4.  We then moved the SUS binary IO chassis 2 and 3, which plug into the 1X4 cross-connect, from 1X5 into the newly freed space in 1X4.  This makes the cable run from these modules to the cross connect much cleaner.

 Are we keeping these?

  4830   Fri Jun 17 00:17:26 2011 ranaConfigurationElectronics2 RFPDs sent to LLO

Koji and I found 2 RFPD boxes to send to LLO. We've put them onto Steve's desk to be overnighted to Valera.

One of them is our old 21.5 MHz gold box RFPD from the FSS (which we don't use). The other one is a 2mm gold box one which was previously tuned for 66 MHz.

 

They shipped out on Friday

  4881   Fri Jun 24 22:35:23 2011 ranaConfigurationCDSdataviewer broken on pianosa

When I try to get minute trend, it says "word too long".

  4926   Thu Jun 30 21:55:16 2011 ranaConfigurationDAQNDS2 conf change

As I recently had trouble getting all of the SUS SENSOR channels at once from NDS2, I asked J.Z. for help. He found that the number of buffers on mafalda was set to only allow a small amount of data to be requested at one time.

He's going to have to figure out a more permanent fix, but for now he's increased the data buffer size to allow somewhat larger chunks to be gotten. I have made a work around in matlab, which gets smaller chunks and then cats them together.

Its in SUS/peakFit/.

  4959   Mon Jul 11 10:10:31 2011 IshwitaConfiguration AA board

The AA board shown in attachment 1 will be used in the seismometer hardware setup. A cartoon of this setup is shown in attachment 2.

BNC connectors are required for the seismometer breakout boxes. So the four-pin LEMO connectors present in the AA board were removed and panel mount BNC connectors were soldered to it. Red and blue colored wires were used to connect the BNC connectors to the board. Red wire connects the center of the BNC connector to a point on the board and that connection leads to the third leg (+IN) of the IC U### and the blue wire connects the shield of the BNC connector to the second leg (-IN) of the IC U###.

All the connections (including BNC to the AA board and in the AA board to all the filters) were tested using a multimeter by the beeping method and it was found that channel 10 (marked as C10) had a wrong connection from the point where the red wire (+ve) was connected to the third leg (+IN) of IC U91  and channel 32 (marked as C32) had opposite connections meaning the blue wire is connected to the third leg (+IN) of IC U311 and red wire is connected to the second leg (-IN) of IC U311.

  4979   Sat Jul 16 18:54:05 2011 Ishwita, ManuelConfigurationElectronicsAA board

We fixed the anti-aliasing board in its aluminum black box,  the box couldn't be covered entirely because of the outgoing wires of the BNC connectors, so we drilled additional holes on the top cover to slide it backwards by 1cm and then screw it.

We had to fix the AA board box in rack 1X7, but there wasn't enough space, so we tried to move the blue chassis (ligo electro-optical fanout chassis 1X7) up with the help of a jack. We removed the blue chassis' screws but we couldn't move it up because of a piece of metal screwed above the blue chassis, then we weren't able to screw the two bottom screws again anymore because it had slided a bit down. Thus, the blue chassis (LIGO ELECTRO-OPTICAL FANOUT CHASSIS 1X7) is still not fixed properly and is sitting on the jack.

To accommodate the AA board (along with the panel-mounted BNC connectors) in rack 1X7 we removed the sliding tray (which was above the CPU) and fixed it there. Now the sliding tray is under the drill press.

 

  5049   Wed Jul 27 15:49:13 2011 jamieConfigurationCDSdataviewer now working on pianosa

Not exactly sure what the problem was, but I updated to the head of the SVN and rebuilt and it seems to be working fine now.

  5210   Fri Aug 12 16:42:51 2011 YoichiConfigurationLSCLSC Feed Forward Compensator
I've been working on adding feed forward (FF) paths to our LSC code.
So far, I've made a basic feed forward functionality connected
to the feedback path of the LSC model.

As is shown in the MEDM screen, this feed forward compensator (FFC)
takes feedback signals from several DOFs (MICH, PRCL, SRCL, CARM, XARM and YARM)
and put those signals through some filters. Then the filtered signals are
summed into the feedback signals.

There are input and output matrices to select which signal goes to which signal.

Usually, we just want to feed forward MICH to DARM. We may also want to do PRCL
to DARM and SRCL to DARM if necessary.
It is more unlikely that we use CARM for FF. But I put it there just in case.
XARM and YARM will not going to be used as is. These are place holders for future
experiments, like low frequency FF from seismic channels or something like that.
Feed forward is almost always done to DARM. But just in case we want to do some
fancier FF, like FF from PRCL to MICH, the output matrix is there to chose where
the signals will go.

I haven't really tested it because we don't have the interferometer working.
But I checked the signal flow, and it seems the model is working correctly.

=== Implementation ===
FFC is running in a separate realtime code, called c1ffc.
This is to offload c1lsc from the possible intense calculations, like adaptive stuff,
performed in the FFC in the future.
The LSC signal is passed to c1ffc via shared memory. The calculated FF signals
are passed back to c1lsc via shared memory too.
Even though FFC is in a separate realtime model, it is still conceptually a part of LSC.
So, I used top_names tag to change the names of the channels to C1:LSC-FFC_* instead of
C1:FFC-*.

In MEDM, there is an "ENABLE" button in the FF screen. Even though it is shown in the FFC
overview screen, the button itself is in the c1lsc code, so that we can disable the FFC
even when c1ffc is dead or going crazy.

=== Background ideas ===
For those of you wondering what is this feed forward thing for, I will put a brief explanation here.
Taking MICH as an example, we get the error signal for MICH from probably REFL_55Q (or AS_55Q ?).
At low frequencies, this signal properly reflects the motion of the mirrors (mostly seismic).
However, it has much worse shot noise than DARM. At higher frequencies, like above a few tens of Hz,
the error signal is dominated by the shot noise. Feeding back this signal to, say BS, means
we are shaking the BS by the shot noise, which was otherwise quiet at high frequencies.

Now, if the BS is shaken, it has some intrinsic coupling to the DARM signal.
The mechanism is that the BS motion creates some audio frequency sidebands
and this SBs reach the AS port and beat against the local oscillator to create
fake GW signals. This is called "Loop Noise Coupling".

A well known way to mitigate this problem is feed forward.
Since we know how much we are shaking the BS (because we are doing it), and
we can measure the amount of BS to DARM coupling, we can subtract out the
loop noise by feeding forward the MICH feedback signal to the DARM actuators.
In other words, the noise SBs created at the BS is canceled on the PD by the
extra SBs created at the ETMs by the feed forward.

This is what FFC is trying to do.
  5211   Fri Aug 12 16:50:37 2011 YoichiConfigurationCDSFE Status screen rearranged
I rearranged the FE_STATUS.adl so that I have a space to add c1ffc in the screen.
So, please be aware that the FE monitors are no longer in their original positions
in the screen.
  5213   Fri Aug 12 17:05:22 2011 Manuel, IshwitaConfigurationPEMSTS2 Cable configuration

The WWF_M connector is the end of the STS2 seismometer orange cable and the S1 connector is the end of the gray 26-pin-cable

01050901.PDF

  5278   Mon Aug 22 20:37:43 2011 AnamariaConfigurationRF SystemPlan for install of 3f PDs

I made a quick sketch of how to include two more RF PDs on the REFL beam, given the space we have on the table. We want to install REFL33 and REFL165, 3f signals for the the two modulation frequencies we are using. The point is to make the distance from first beam splitter the same to all PDs so that we can use only one lens before this BS to make the beam the right size. Currently there are 2 PDs on the refl beam, REFL11 and REFL55, predictably. So the drawing shows 4 PDs. Drawing is to scale but is a bit coarse. Hopefully we'll take pictures once we're done.

Reference from current BS splitting beam to the existing PDs.

  5318   Mon Aug 29 16:27:34 2011 ManuelConfigurationSUSSUS Summary Screen

I edited the C1SUS_SUMMARY.adl file and set the channels in alarm mode to show the values in green, yellow and red according to the values of the thresholds (LOLO, LOW, HIGH, HIHI)

I wrote a script in python, which call the command ezcawrite and ezcaread, to change the thresholds one by one.

You can call this program with a button named "Change Thresholds one by one" in the menu come down when you click the  button.

I'm going to write another program to change the thresholds all together.

  5389   Mon Sep 12 18:45:04 2011 AnamariaConfigurationLSCAP table current layout

Before we install the REFL 3f PDs I made a drawing of the current table layout, since there has been no update lately. Once I've incorporated the two extra PDs (now seen sitting bottom left), I will update the drawing and post in the wiki as well.

  5390   Mon Sep 12 23:45:14 2011 SureshConfigurationComputer Scripts / ProgramsStripTool does not scale properly on Pianosa

When I run StripTool on Pianosa, I get the following message

==== StripTool Xt Warning Handler ====
warning:         Axis: minVal is greater than or equal to maxVal

 

And the y-axis scale reverts to 0 -100 regardless of what ever I set in the controls panel

I ssh'ed into rosalba and ran striptool from there and did not face this problem.  So I think pianosa has a problem with Striptool.

  5401   Wed Sep 14 01:19:20 2011 AnamariaConfigurationLSC3f PD Install in Progress

I have reconfigured the refl beam path on the AP table to include REFL33 and REFL165. Would be done if we hadn't prepared P BSs instead of S, which required some serious digging to find two others. And if someone hadn't stolen our two 3m SMA cables that Keiko and I made on our previous visit and I had left with the 3f PDs. I don't expect them to reappear but if they do, it would be grand.

Note: Refl beam from ifo looks a bit high, ~1cm on the lens 20'' from output port. Not sure what that means about ifo alignment change, I've left it as is. When we know we have a good alignment, we should be able to easily realign the beam path if necessary. If it remains the same, we might want to change the lens height.

Done:

1) REFL11 and REFL55 are now hooked up and aligned in a low power beam. (I set the power as low as I could by eye to not risk burning the PDs during alignment)

2) The required BSs and REFL33 and REFL165 are in place, powered.

3) I have set them in a configuration such that the beam is the same distance from the main beam, to adjust beam size easily for all 4.

4) Camera has been moved from main beam to behind a steering mirror, ND filters removed, centered on camera.

To Do:

1) Find one more longish SMA cable.

2) Align beam on REFL33 and REFL165.

3) Check beam size carefully. (I get a plateau on the scope, and I can "hide" the beam on the PD, but it could be better. The path has become longer by ~5-8inches.)

4) Adjust power.

5) Redo layout diagram, post in wiki.

  5489   Tue Sep 20 20:58:35 2011 AnamariaConfigurationLSCNew AP Table Drawing

As promised, I have made a final AP table drawing, including the MC camera relocation changes by Kiwamu. I have posted it in the wiki on the tables list, and on the AP table page I've attached the inkscape .svg I used to make it, if someone needs to do small modifications.

Attached is a pdf version of it.

Big changes:

1) REFL beam has been split into 4, to go in equal powers and equal beam size to the now 4 REFL RFPDs, 11, 33, 55 and 165. A lens had to be added for REFL165 because it's a 1mm PD instead of 2mm like the other 3.

2) MC camera has moved.

3) I've cleaned up most of the random components on the table, put them away, and tidied up the cabling.

 

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

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

OLD COMMAND:

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

NEW COMMAND:

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

  5688   Tue Oct 18 21:19:18 2011 ranaConfigurationIOOWFS disabled in SUS

I found that the MC WFS had large offset control signals going to the MC SUS. Even though the input switch was off, the integrators were holding the offset.

I have disabled the ASCPIT outputs in the MC SUS. Suresh is going to fix the MC autolocker script to gracefully handle the OFF and ON and then test the script before resuming the WFS testing.

MCL data for OAF may be suspect from this morning.

  5689   Tue Oct 18 22:47:09 2011 SureshConfigurationIOOMC autolocker script edited to shutdown and restart WFS loops

Quote:

I found that the MC WFS had large offset control signals going to the MC SUS. Even though the input switch was off, the integrators were holding the offset.

I have disabled the ASCPIT outputs in the MC SUS. Suresh is going to fix the MC autolocker script to gracefully handle the OFF and ON and then test the script before resuming the WFS testing.

MCL data for OAF may be suspect from this morning.

 I have edited (uncommented existing commands)  the following scripts to enable WFS locking to come on when the MC is locked.

1) $scripts$/MC/autolockMCmain40m*

2) $scripts$/MC/mcup

3) $scripts$/MC/mcdown

4) $scripts$/MC/WFS/mcwfson

5) $scripts$/MC/WFS/mcwfsoff.

I have checked that the autolocker script switches off the mcwfs when mc loses lock and then switches it on after re-obtaining lock.

 

  5889   Mon Nov 14 21:22:48 2011 ranaConfigurationComputersprimetime RSYNC slowing down NODUS

nodus:elog>w; who ; date
  9:20pm  up 44 day(s),  5:14,  5 users,  load average: 0.29, 1.04, 1.35
User     tty           login@  idle   JCPU   PCPU  what
controls pts/1         9:18pm            5         -tcsh
controls pts/2         2:37pm  6:39  25:02  25:02  /opt/rsync/bin/rsync -avW /cvs/c
controls pts/3         9:14pm                      w
controls pts/4         4:20pm  1:56   5:02   5:02  ssh -X rosalba
controls pts/8         8:23pm    47   4:03         -tcsh
controls   pts/1        Nov 14 21:18    (pianosa.martian)
controls   pts/2        Nov 14 14:37    (ldas-cit.ligo.caltech.edu)
controls   pts/3        Nov 14 21:14    (rosalba)
controls   pts/4        Nov 14 16:20    (192.168.113.128)
controls   pts/8        Nov 14 20:23    (gwave-103.ligo.caltech.edu)
Mon Nov 14 21:20:48 PST 2011

we will ask the man to stop running backups at this time of night...

  5988   Wed Nov 23 14:47:14 2011 JenneConfigurationEnvironmentAC in the IFO room was off

I turned it back on, maybe around 11am?  Definitely a little while before the 12:30 meeting.

EDIT by KI:

 Sorry, it's me. I was checking if AC was doing something bad on the ALS noise.

  6142   Wed Dec 21 14:23:08 2011 ranaConfigurationSUSHysteresis in suspensions?

While discussing the suspension hysteresis measurements, Koji, Kiwamu, and I realized that the suspension wire standoff is aluminum, whereas the standoff for the LIGO LOS are using quartz.

Using a soft aluminum standoff is bad. The movement of the suspension will slowly wear the groove and produce opportunities for mechanical upconversion and hysteresis.

In fact, the wire standoff as well as the clamping block on the top should be made of sapphire or ruby to prevent any such wearing issues. Steve is hot on the case.

 

  6192   Thu Jan 12 21:22:16 2012 Leo SingerConfigurationWIKI-40M UpdateUnable to create Wiki page

 I can't create a new page on the 40m wiki.  The page that I was trying to create is

http://blue.ligo-wa.caltech.edu:8000/40m/Stewart

I get this message when I try to save the new page:

Page could not get locked. Unexpected error (errno=13).

  6193   Thu Jan 12 23:13:42 2012 KojiConfigurationWIKI-40M UpdateUnable to create Wiki page

Quote:

 I can't create a new page on the 40m wiki.  The page that I was trying to create is

http://blue.ligo-wa.caltech.edu:8000/40m/Stewart

I get this message when I try to save the new page:

Page could not get locked. Unexpected error (errno=13).

This address for wiki is obsolete. Recently it was switched to https://wiki-40m.ligo.caltech.edu/
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  6198   Sat Jan 14 00:50:08 2012 rana, kojiConfigurationIOOTowards coating thermal noise measurement with RefCav / MC beat

Koji asked aloud tonight if we could measure the coating thermal noise of the refcav optics by beating the refcav light with the MC_TRANS light. Then we looked at our calculations for the noises:

Displacement noise of T=200ppm silica/tantala coating on a 1" silica substrate with a 300 micron beam spot = 1e-18 * sqrt(100 Hz / f) m/rHz.

Displacement noise from coating thermal in the MC is roughly smaller by the beam size ratio (1.8 mm / 0.3 mm). Some differences due to 3 mirrors and more layers on MC2 than the others, but those are small factors.

So, the frequency noise from the refcav should by larger than the MC thermal noise by a total factor of (1.8 / 0.3) * (13 m / 8 inches) ~ 400.

Another way to say it is that the effective strain noise in the RC is (1e-18 / 0.200) = 5e-18 /rHz. This translates into (5e-18 * 13) = 6.5e-17 m/rHz in the MC. (in frequency noise its 1.5 mHz/rHz).

I have measured the frequency noise in the LLO MC to be at this level back in 2009, so it seems possible to use our RC + MC to measure coating thermal noise by the length amplification factor and compete with Frank+Tara.

 

So today we set up the Jenny RC temperature setup to lock the LWE NPRO to the RC and then set up the beat note with the IFO REFL beam on the AS table. By using the 2 laser beat, we are avoiding the VCO phase noise issue which used to limit the PSL frequency noise at ~0.01 Hz/rHz. To do this we have reworked some of the optics on the PSL and AS tables, but I think its been done without disturbing the beams for the regular locking. Beat note has been found, but the NPRO has still not been locked to the RC - next we setup the lockin amp, dither the PZT, and then use the New Focus lock box to lock it to the RC.

You might think that its hard to measure this since the MC has ~1 MHz frequency fluctuations and we want to measure down to 1e-4 Hz. But, in fact, we can just use a 200 m MFD with a LT1128 preamp. Then we use the MFD to stabilize the MC length to the refcav and just use the control + error signal of the MFD setup as the coating thermal noise measurement.

 

Note: Beat found at ~40deg for the aux laser. The aux laser is on but the shutter is closed.
The AS camera seems to be hosed. Need a bit of alignment. (KA) ==> Fixed. (Jan 15)

  6205   Tue Jan 17 03:10:27 2012 kiwamuConfigurationIOOrotated lambda/2 plate

I have slightly rotated the lambda/2 plate, which is used for attenuating the REFL beam's power on the AS table

because the plate had been at an unusual angle for investigation of the glitches since last Thursday.

It means the laser power going to the coating thermal noise setup has also changed. Just keep it in mind.

Quote from #6198

So today we set up the Jenny RC temperature setup to lock the LWE NPRO to the RC and then set up the beat note with the IFO REFL beam on the AS table. By using the 2 laser beat, we are avoiding the VCO phase noise issue which used to limit the PSL frequency noise at ~0.01 Hz/rHz. To do this we have reworked some of the optics on the PSL and AS tables, but I think its been done without disturbing the beams for the regular locking. Beat note has been found, but the NPRO has still not been locked to the RC - next we setup the lockin amp, dither the PZT, and then use the New Focus lock box to lock it to the RC.

  6251   Fri Feb 3 19:54:21 2012 ranaConfigurationIOOMC trans awry

As usual, I noticed several bad things within 30 seconds of sitting in front of the workstation. Today its that there are OFF or missing filters on the MC TRANS.

is this the normal state? Screenshot attached.

  6252   Fri Feb 3 19:57:26 2012 ranaConfigurationSUSPSL Shutter closed for SUS hysteresis test

Fri Feb 03 19:57:20 2012

Fri Feb 03 20:25:19 2012 :   Aligned all SUS to center their OL beams

Fri Feb 03 20:29:21 2012:    Aligned all SUS to make OL_PIT = 0.5

  6254   Fri Feb 3 20:58:56 2012 SteveConfigurationGeneralIlluminator Picture
  6360   Mon Mar 5 23:47:15 2012 keikoConfigurationLSCND2 at REFL OSA

ND filter ND3 (which is at the REFL port to the REFL OSA) is removed. Don't forget to put it back when you restore PRM!!!

  6364   Tue Mar 6 16:06:15 2012 JenneConfigurationSUSPRM watchdog tripped

Quote:

ND filter ND3 (which is at the REFL port to the REFL OSA) is removed. Don't forget to put it back when you restore PRM!!!

 I don't know what tripped the PRM watchdog, but it was unhappy.  I manually moved the sliders on the IFO align screen away from the positions of the save file before turning on the damping, to make sure that I wouldn't be sending oodles of power to the REFL port, since the ND filter is still removed.  So PRM is damped now, but misaligned.

  6421   Thu Mar 15 04:04:23 2012 KojiConfigurationLockingPRC Matching issues

Kiwamu and Koji

We found that the intra-cavity mode of the PRC is not round although it was obvious even with the DARK and REFL port images.
We need to review the mode matching situation.

In order to look at the PRC intra-cavity mode, we reconfigured the POP CCD.

If we look at the beam reflected from the Michelson, the beam is round. However, the PRC intra-cavity mode can never be round
in any resonant conditions. (Pict 1, 2, and 3, for the sideband resonant, carrier resonant conditions and another carrier resonant
one, respactively). Particularly the mode of the carrier resonant case is very unstable and always changing.

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By misaligning the PRM, we can compare between the spot directly reflected from the Michelson and the one after additional round trip in the PRC (Pic 4).

They looks round, but it was obvious the secondary reflection is dimmer and larger (Pic 5). The intensity difference corresponds to the factor RPRM RMI
(i.e. product of the reflectivities for the PRM and MI). It can be understand if the dimmer spot looks smaller due to the artifact of the CCD. But it is opposite.

This may mean the mode matching is not correct. We are not sure what is not right. This could be just an incorrect incident beam, the curvature error of the PRM,
beam is distortec by the TT mirrors, or some other unknown reasons.

More precise analysis can be done with quantitative analysis of those two spots with Beamscan. This could happen tomorrow.

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  6458   Tue Mar 27 21:37:51 2012 keikoConfigurationIOOBeam Profile measurement: IPPOS beam

 From the mode measurement I and Suresh have done yesterday, I calculated what beam size we expect at ETM ((1) upper Fig.1)  and at ETM after one bounce ((2) lower Fig.1).

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Fig.1 (Yarm)

In case of (1), we expect approximately w=6300 um (radius), and w=4800 um for one-bounce spot (2) from the measured mode, see Fig.2.

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Fig.2

This roughly agree with what we observed on CCD camera. See, pic1 for (1) and pic2 for (2). The spot at the ETMY (1) is larger than the one-bounced spot (2). From the monitor it is difficult to assume the radius ratio. The observed spot of (2) is a bit smaller than the prediction. It could happnen when (A) the ETMY (as a lens) is slightly back of the ideal position (= the distance between the ITM and ETM is longer than 40m) (B) the real waist is farer than ITM position toward MC (I assumed roughly 5 m from Jenne's plot, but could be longer than that).

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pic1 (left): beam spot hitting on the suspension frame. pic 2 (right): the one-bounced beam spot hitting on the suspension frame.

 

  6468   Thu Mar 29 20:13:21 2012 jamieConfigurationPEMPEM_SLOW (i.e. seismic RMS) channels added to fb master

I've added the PEM_SLOW.ini file to the fb master file, which should give us the slow seismic RMS channels when the framebuilder is restarted. Example channels:

[C1:PEM-RMS_ACC6_1_3]
[C1:PEM-RMS_GUR2Y_0p3_1]
[C1:PEM-RMS_STS1X_3_10]
etc.

I also updated the path to the other _SLOW.ini files.

I DID NOT RESTART FB.

I will do it first thing in the am tomorrow, when Kiwamu is not busy getting real work done.

Here's is a the diff for /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/target/fb/master:h

controls@pianosa:/opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/target/fb 1$ diff -u master~ master
--- master~	2011-09-15 17:32:24.000000000 -0700
+++ master	2012-03-29 19:51:52.000000000 -0700
@@ -7,11 +7,12 @@
 /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq/C0EDCU.ini
 /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq/C1MCS.ini
 /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/target/gds/param/tpchn_c1mcs.par
-/cvs/cds/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq/SUS_SLOW.ini
-/cvs/cds/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq/MCS_SLOW.ini
-/cvs/cds/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq/RMS_SLOW.ini
-/cvs/cds/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq/IOP_SLOW.ini
-/cvs/cds/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq/IOO_SLOW.ini
+/opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq/SUS_SLOW.ini
+/opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq/MCS_SLOW.ini
+/opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq/RMS_SLOW.ini
+/opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq/IOP_SLOW.ini
+/opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq/IOO_SLOW.ini
+/opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq/PEM_SLOW.ini
 /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/target/gds/param/tpchn_c1rfm.par
 /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq/C1RFM.ini
 /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq/C1IOO.ini
controls@pianosa:/opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/target/fb 1$

 

  6484   Wed Apr 4 13:25:29 2012 jamieConfigurationPEMPEM_SLOW (i.e. seismic RMS) channels aquiring

Quote:

I've added the PEM_SLOW.ini file to the fb master file, which should give us the slow seismic RMS channels when the framebuilder is restarted. Example channels:

[C1:PEM-RMS_ACC6_1_3]
[C1:PEM-RMS_GUR2Y_0p3_1]
[C1:PEM-RMS_STS1X_3_10]
etc.

 The framebuilder seems to have been restarted, or restarted on it's own, so these channels are now being acquired.

Below is a minute trend of a smattering of the available RMS channels over the last five days.

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