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Sun Apr 20 23:39:57 2008, rana, Summary, SUS, MC1 electronics busted
Tue Apr 22 10:59:24 2008, rob, Update, SUS, MC1 electronics busted
Tue Apr 22 10:59:24 2008
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MC1 electronics busted
I spent some time trying to fix the utter programming fiasco which was our MCWFS diagonalization script.
However, it still didn't work. Loops unstable. Using the matrix in the screen snapshot is OK, however.
Finally, I realized from looking at the imaginary part of the output matrix that there was something
wrong with the MC1 drive. The attached JPG shows TFs from pit-drives of the MC mirrors to WFS1.
MC1 & MC3 are supposed to have 28 elliptic low pass filters in hardware for dewhitening. The MC2
hardware is different and so we have given it a software 28 Hz ELP to compensate. But it looks like
MC1 doesn't have the low pass (no phase lag). I tried switching its COIL FM10 filters to make it
switch but no luck.
We'll have to
engage the filters
make the McWFS work right
and to get the MC noise down. This
needs someone to go check out the hardware
I have turned the gain way down and this has stabilized the MC REFL signal as you can see from the StripTool screen.
This was just because the XYCOM was set to switch the "dewhites" based on FM9 rather than FM10. To check whether the hardware ellipDW filters were engaged, I drove MC1 & MC3 in position (using the MCL bank), and looked at the transfer functions MC2_MCL/MC1_MCL and MC2_MCL/MC3_MCL. This method uses the mode cleaner length servo to enable a relatively clear transfer function measurement of the ellipDW, modulo the loop gain of MCL and the fact that it's really hard to measure an ELP cascaded with a suspension. The hardware and the switching appear to be working fine.
It's now set up such that the hardware is
ENGAGED when the coil FM10 filters are OFF
, and I deleted all the FM10 filters from the coils of MC1 and MC3. Since we don't switch these filters on and off regularly, I see no need to waste precious SUS processor power on filters that just calculate "1".