The scripts written for interfacing the FC with R Pi, building EPICS database, piping data into EPICS channels,PID loop for FOL are contained in :
The instructions to run these codes on R Pi( controls@domenica) will be available on FOL 40m wiki page.
Also instructions regarding EPICS installation on R Pi and building an EPICS SoftIoc to streamline data from hardware devices into channels will be updated shortly.
The attached in a zip file are the Simulink feedback loop models for the FOL for both X and Y ends. The controller PID values are estimated by setting a temperature count reference point to 5344, which corresponds to 100 MHz frequency. The plant transfer function is as calculated in my previous elogs.
We were not able to test the PID loop , with the green laser by PZT actuation because of the misalignment of the arms and non-existence of the beat note since last few days. However, we have a complete idea of the design and PID parameters that will be used for the FOL with infrared laser. So we decided that it would be better to test the loop by temperature actuation after the fiber optics is installed and the coupling of infrared laser into the fiber is complete. As of now, we have planned to place the FOL box inside so that it can be used to obtain the green laser beat note on the StripTool graphs.
After the boot-fest, the nightly backup to Powell-Booth failed, and an automatic email got sent to me. I restarted the ssh agent, following the instructions in /cvs/cds/caltech/scripts/backup/000README.txt .
Restarted backup since fb40m was rebooted.
The fb40m just went out of order with status indicator number 8
It recovered on its own five minutes later.
Backup script restarted, backup of trend frames and /cvs/cds is up-to-date.
We have been waiting for this for 20 some years. Arrowhead water with cooler. AWESOME
Happy holidays, everyone!
Thanks for the loan guys. I do have a lot of warm weather clothing at home that is not so necessary in the California climate. I will find some suitable attire for the Rb clocks there.
The rubidium clocks are still not quite locked together, though it is clear that the beat frequency has dropped a lot since yesterday.
I checked on the clocks and the 1pps sync light is on. The clocks are really hot again though despite the gap left at the bottom of the igloo. The side of the clocks were hot enough to not be touchable.
I made the executive decision that I would remove the hut just now. We can let the clocks lock together and then put the hut back on just before measuring. This way the hut will isolate from temperature fluctuations during the measurement but it won't be running at the hotter equilibrium temperature. I hope that the temperature won't change too much during the measurement if we put the hut back on.
RA: Attachment deleted because it was in Postscript format. Also not allowed here are the Stone Tablet and Cave Painting formats.
...I restarted it.
I restarted it using start-elog-nodus and this worked out fine - even though I did it from Pete's on my phone ;-)
The ATF wiki page doesn't seem to be working any more. Does anyone know where this is held so we can try to get it back online? Thanks
I phoned Phil Ehrens and found out that all these wikis have been moved to a new wiki site
The ATF wiki can now be found here
I have updated the link from the 40m wiki to reflect this
Elog was down, I restarted it.
...was down. Have restarted it.
was down. I restarted the version in the 2.7.5 folder. It went down again almost immediately but stayed up after the second restart.
40m wiki seems to have been down for quite a while now but I can't see any info in the elog about it. Is there some ongoing problem?
There was an email from Dave Barker about this. They had to reorganize the DNS at LHO. The URL that should be used is: http://blue.ligo-wa.caltech.edu:8000/40m
Thanks Jamie, I've updated the links from the ATF wiki to reflect this.
The manual instructions on the 40m wiki for restarting wouldn't work. I killed the process okay, but then I got an error saying it "couldn't bind to port 8080, please try again using -p to select port". The automated script worked though.
A heavy duty plastic box is the likeliest candidate for the optical table toolbox. It measures 5 9/16 in. x 11 5/8 in. x 4 5/8 in. and fits all the tools comfortably. ( http://www.mcmaster.com/#plastic-bin-boxes/=m4yh4m , under Heavy Duty Plastic Bin Boxes)
The list of tools has been updated to include a pen and a wire cutter as well as everything previously stated.
In addition, Steve has recommended that boxes should be secured to the walls or surfaces near the optical tables as opposed to the optical tables themselves, as to keep the tables from wobbling when tools are being exchanged.
A diagram of tentative box placements will go out soon.
I also took every allen key I can find so they can be sorted. They will be back in the appropriate drawer locations soon.
No, the small boxes must be attached to the optical tables. They won't be heavy enough to change the table tilt.
Also, all tools must be color coded according to the optical table using the 3M Vinyl table color code:
So the new tentative plan on the boxes is to bolt them (magnetic strips were proposed but overruled on the grounds that they're not strong enough to withstand being knocked down by accidents).
The boxes are going to be a mix of the Thorlabs Benchtop Organizer (http://www.thorlabs.com/thorProduct.cfm?partNumber=BT17) and the original box. The box will have a region covered in mesh, so tools can be placed and held there. The box will also have a spacer at the bottom, with another mesh right above it, lined up. However, this double-mesh will only cover half of the box. The other half of the box will be compartmentalized to hold things such as screws, connectors, etc. I will talk to Steve about building the boxes.
Also, using nail-polish to coat the Allen wrenches is not going to work. Nail polish does not stick easily enough. The tentative new plan is oil paint, but this is to be reviewed.
Finally, the diagram with the placement of the boxes relative to the optical tables has been put on paper, but needs to be computerized so it's easier to read. This will be done as soon as possible.
There are some tips for how to appy nail polish on YouTube from MKNails and MissJenFABULOUS. Their tips on how to prepare the site for a strong bonding strength are probably helpful for our gold/nickel coated tools. For chrome tools we may need to abrade the surface with a stone or fine sandpaper for it to take the layer better. IF the YouTube videos don't do it for you, then I suggest contacting Tom Evans at LLO to find out what kind of nail polish he uses.
This is the tentative box placement per optical table. The toolboxes are going to be color-coded by a combination of two colors (the order won't matter). The side of each toolbox will have a little panel to let you know which box corresponds to which set of colors.
On the diagram, the set of colors is simply the color of the box border and the color of the text.
If anyone has a problem with any of the colors or the box placement let me know before they are installed and become an annoyance:
ETMY: Box will be attached to the underside of the table by magnets. The box will be on the north side of the optical table.
POY: Box will be attached to the side of the optical table by magnets. The box will be on the west side of the optical table.
BSPRM: Box will be attached to the side of the optical table by magnets. The box will be on the west side of the optical table.
AS: Box will be attached to the side of the optical table by magnets. The box will be on the north side of the optical table.
PSL1: Box will be inside the optical table, in the northeast corner.
PSL2: Box will be inside the optical table, in the southwest corner.
POX: Box will be attached to the side of the optical table by magnets. The box will be on the south side of the optical table.
MC2: Box will be attached to the side of the optical table by magnets. The box will be on the south side of the optical table.
ETMX: Box will be attached to the side of the optical table by magnets. The box will be on the east side of the optical table.
I decided to go see what the electrical tape looks like on the other tools.
These are the tools I felt were necessary to label with tape: (the others don't seem to be terribly important in terms of not interchanging between boxes)
On another note I'm not sure why electrical tape can't be used on the Allen Wrenches too.
I also plan on ordering smaller flash lights for each table (this one is bulky and unwieldy), and filling in the gaps of the Allen Wrench sets as soon as I get the go-ahead.
Albert, our new undergrad work force received 40m specific- basic safety training last week. Please read and sign 40m procedures booklet.
These are the tentative box placements. Roughly. I don't actually have the box finalized yet, but the box should be around that size.
How do I perspective ._.
For those of you who spend annoying amounts of time looking for tools, fear no more. Toolboxes for each optical table are coming!
They will probably have:
IR Viewer (a few optical tables will have IR viewers, these specific tables will be labeled in the diagram coming out later)
Ball screw drivers (3/16 in.) 6-8 in. handle
Various Connectors (I'll find out what's needed at some point)
Small flat screwdrivers (for adjusting camera gains)
Please suggest what else may be needed in these boxes.
The boxes will be held to the side of the tables, either by magnets or screws. A diagram of where they will be placed on each optical table in order to minimize obstruction of walkways will be distributed soon. Any objections can then be noted.