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Message ID: 2013     Entry time: Mon Sep 28 17:39:34 2009
Author: rob 
Type: Update 
Category: PSL 
Subject: problems 

The PSL/IOO combo has not been behaving responsibly recently. 

The first attachment is a 15 day trend of the MZ REFL, ISS INMON, and MC REFL power.  These show two separate problems--recurring MZ flakiness, which may actually be a loose cable somewhere which makes the servo disengage.  Such disengagement is not as obvious with the MZ as it is with other systems, because the MZ is relatively stable on its own.  The second problem is more recent, just starting in the last few days.  The MC is drifting off the fringe, either in alignment, length, or both.  This is unacceptable.

The second attachment is a two-day trend of the MC REFL power.  Last night I carefully put the beam on the center of the MC-WFS quads.  This appears to have lessened the problem, but it has not eliminated it. 

It's probably worth trying to re-measure the MCWFS system to make sure the control matrix is not degenerate. 

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