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Entry  Sat Aug 5 11:04:07 2017, gautam, Update, SUS, MC1 glitches return MC1_glitch_Aug42017.pngMC1_glitch_zoomed.png
    Reply  Wed Aug 9 15:15:47 2017, gautam, Update, SUS, MC1 glitches return MC1_glitch.png
       Reply  Thu Aug 10 21:01:43 2017, gautam, Update, SUS, MC1 glitches debugging MC_QUAD_10AUG2017.jpgMCR_10AUG2017.jpg
          Reply  Fri Aug 11 12:32:46 2017, gautam, Update, SUS, MC1 glitches debugging MC1_freeswinging.pdfMC1_inmatrix.pngMC1_sensors.png
             Reply  Fri Aug 11 17:36:47 2017, gautam, Update, SUS, MC1 <--> MC3 MC1_glitch_watchdog_shutdown.png
                Reply  Sat Aug 12 14:09:36 2017, gautam, Update, SUS, Glitches stay on MC1 MC1_glitch.pngMC_12hr_trend.pngMC1_glitches_intermittent.png
                   Reply  Sat Aug 12 22:35:22 2017, rana, Update, SUS, Glitches stay on MC1 
                      Reply  Sun Aug 13 01:35:09 2017, Koji, Update, SUS, Glitches stay on MC1 
                         Reply  Mon Aug 14 20:01:38 2017, gautam, Update, SUS, Glitches stay on MC1 
                Reply  Wed Aug 16 19:50:17 2017, gautam, Update, SUS, MC1 <--> MC3 switched back 
                   Reply  Thu Aug 17 11:17:49 2017, gautam, Update, SUS, MC1 <--> MC3 switched back MC1_misaligned.pngMC1_glitch.png
                      Reply  Thu Aug 17 17:33:01 2017, gautam, Update, SUS, MC1 <--> MC3 switched back 
Message ID: 13199     Entry time: Sat Aug 12 14:09:36 2017     In reply to: 13196     Reply to this: 13200
Author: gautam 
Type: Update 
Category: SUS 
Subject: Glitches stay on MC1 

Even in the switched state, the glitches stayed on MC1.

The coil driver electronics for MC1, upstream of the Satellite box, was what was previously MC3 electronics.

Attachment #1 shows that there were no glitches in MC3 sensor channels (which are now physically connected to what was previously MC1 coil driver electronics).

Attachment #2 shows the second trends for a 12 hour period for MC1 and MC3 sensor channels. The MC3 channels look well behaved, but there are frequent glitches (at least 9 in the last 12 hours indecision) visible in the MC1 channels.

So to recap:

  • We switched MC1 satellite box - but glitch stayed on MC1, so it would seem the Satellite box is not to blame.
  • We shutdown the watchdog and the glitches persisted.
  • We switched the coil driver electronics for MC1, but glitches remained on MC1, and MC3 doesn't show any evidence of glitching. This and the previous bullet point suggest the coil driver electronics are not to blame.
  • For the glitch posted in Attachment #1, I could see the MC-REFL spot moving around on the CCD monitors, so the glitches aren't just a feature in the shadow sensor readout. 

I need to confirm that the output of the coil driver board goes straight to the Sat. Box, but if there are no intermediate elements, the problem is either in the cable from coil driver to sat. box, or downstream of the Satellite box - i.e. vacuum feedthroughs or the suspension itself? The size of the glitches is roughly the same in all 4 face channels (~60-80cts pp).

Quote:

About 30mins ago, I saw another glitch on MC1 - this happened while the Watchdog was shutdown.

In order to further narrow down the cause of the glitch, we switched the Coil Driver Board --> Satellite box DB(15?) connectors on the coil drivers between MC1 and MC3 coil driver boards. I also changed the static PIT/YAW bias voltages to MC1 and MC3 such that MC-REFL is now approximately back to the center of the CCD monitor.

 


GV addendum 14 Aug 2017, 10.30am: Attachment #3 shows the second trend for the MC sensor channels over the weekend. While there were many on Saturday, it seems that Sunday was quieter.

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