I've updated the parts list to be an excel document and included every single part we will need. This is ony a first draft so it will probably be updated in the future. I also made a mistake in hole sizing for the front panel so I've updated it and attached it as well (second attachment).
Edit: re-attached the EX can panel fpd file so that everything is in one place
Chris replaced some air condition filters and ordered some replacement filter today.
Yesterday morning was dusty. I wonder why?
The PRM sus damping was restored this morning.
Yesterday afternoon at 4 the dust count peaked 70,000 counts
Manasa's alergy was bad at the X-end yesterday. What is going on?
There was no wind and CES neighbors did not do anything.
Air cond filters checked by Chris. The 400 days plot show 3 bad peaks at 1-20, 2-5 & 2-19
We noticed quite a strong burning smell in the office area and control room ~20mins ago. We did a round of the bake lab, 40m VEA and the perimeter of the CES building, and saw nothing burning. But the smell persists inside the office area/control room (although it may be getting less noticeable). There is a whining noise coming from the fan belt on top of the office area. Anyways, since nothing seems to be burning down, we are not investigating further.
Steve [ 10am 5-31 ] we should always check partical count in IFO room
I have attached the result of running the PID script on the seismometer with the can on. The daily fluctuations are no more than 0.07 degrees off from the setpoint of 39 degrees. Not really sure what happened in the past day to cause the strange behavior. It seems to have returned back to normal today.
Got this 1U box from the Y arm that we could potentially use (attachment 1). It doesn't have handles on the front but I guess we could attach them if necessary. Attachment 2 is a switch that could be used instead of a light up switch, but now we need to add LEDs on the front panel that indicate that the switch is functional. Attachment 3 is a terminal block that we can use to attach the 16 gage wire to since it is thick and attaching it directly to the board would be difficult. If this is alright to use then I'll change up my designs for the front panel and PCB to accomodate these parts.
We have 6 of these boards now in cabinet E7
I wired all 32 channels going to the AA board directly to the ADC as described in the previous log. However, instead of using the old AA board and bypassing the whole circuit, I just used a breakout board as is shown in the first attachment. I put the board back in the rack and reconnected all of the cables.
The seismic BLRMs appear to be working again. A PSD of the BS seismometers is shown in attachment 2. Tomorrow I'll look at how much the ADC alone is suppressing the common mode 60 Hz noise on each of the channels.
Steve: 5 of ADC DAC In Line Test Boards [ D060124 ] ordered. They should be here within 10 days.
Since I am finishing my job at the lab, I have stored all my electronics in a box (attachment 1) and placed it under the table in the control room where some other electronics are stored. The box contains the heater circuit box, two temperature sensor boards, one temperature sensor, a short power cable and +/- 15V supply cables. In the lab I left the wires for the current setup and tied them down to the wall so that they aren't in the way (attachment 2). I left the can as is and the other temperature sensor is still attached to the inside of the can. I have labeled the wires going from the sensor as 'in' and 'out'. I've also left the wires for the heater there as well (attachment 3). I turned off the PID control and deactivated the tmux session on megatron.
Thanks to Rana and the LIGO team for giving me the opportunity to work at the 40m on this project with the seismometer.
You should wipe off the table cover before you take it off next time.
It is important to turn up the PSL encloure HEPA Variac voltage if you are working in there. It takes less than 10 minutes to reach lab condition.
Lab air count normal. It is not logged. I have a notebook of particle count on the SP table next to the Met One counter.
We (Rana and I) are re-assembling the temperature controls on the seismometer to attempt PID control and then improve it using reinforcement learning.
We tried to re-assemble the connections for the heater and in-loop temperature sensor on the can that covers the seismometer.
We fixed (soldered) two of the connections from the heater circuit to the heater, but did not manage to get the PID working as one of the wires attached to the MOSFET had come off. Re-soldering the wire would be attempted tomorrow.
Equipment for undertaking all this is still left at the X-end of the interferometer and will be cleared soon.
After removing all the clamping screws from the heater circuit board, I soldered the wire connecting IRF630 to the output of OP27, which had come off earlier. This can only be a temporary fix as the wire was not long enough to be able to make a proper solder joint. I also tried fixing two other connections which were also almost breaking.
After re-assembling everything I found out that one of the LEDs was not working. The most likely cause seems to be an issue with LM791, LM 781 or the LED itself. Due to the positioning of the wires, I was unable to test them today but will try again possibly tomorrow.
Equipment used for this is still lying at the X end.
Earlier today I cleared up most of the equipment at the X end near the seismometer to make the area walkable.
In the process, I removed the connections to the temperature sensor and placed the wires on top of the can.
While Shruti is re-building Kira's heater circuit, I looked up how to do one of these (i.e. what does a real EE say about how to build a current source?):
It turns out that there is an Analog Devices application note (AN-968) about this (as there usually is once we get tired of playing around and try to look up the right answer).
I've linked to the note and attached the recommended schematic for high current applications. We'll go ahead as is, but we'll make a PCB according to this App Note for the v3 circuit.
Small earth quakes and suspensions. Which one is the most free and most sensitive: ITMX
The rat is cut by mechanical trap and it was removed from ITMX south west location.
A nagy kover patkanyt a fogo elkapta es megolte.
Physical plan is cleaning our roof and gutters today.
Exceptions: cryo pump and 4 ion pumps
Vac Status: The vac rack power was recycled yesterday and power to controller TP1,2 and 3 restored. atm3
VME is OFF. Power to all other instrument are ON. 23.9Vdc 0.2A
ETMY sus tower with locked optic in HEPA tent at east end is standing by for action.
Yesterday, Koji and I noticed (from the wall StripTool traces) that the vertex seismometer RMS between 0.1-0.3 Hz in the X-direction increased abruptly around 6pm PDT. This morning, when I came in, I noticed that the level had settled back to the normal level. Trending the BLRMS channels over the last 24 hours, I see that the 0.3-1 Hz band in the Z direction shows some anomalous behaviour almost in the exact same time-band. Hard to believe that any physical noise was so well aligned to the seismometer axes, I'm inclined to think this is indicative of some electronics issues with the Trillium interface unit, which has been known to be flaky in the past.
I looked into the seismometer situation a bit more today. Here is the story so far - I think more investigation is required:
Attachment #2 has some spectrograms (they are rather large files). They suggest that the increase in noise in the 0.1-0.3 Hz band in the BS seismometer X channel is real - but there isn't a corresponding increase in the other two seismometers, so the problem could still be electronics related.
The Trillium T240 seismometer needs mass re-centering. Has anyone done this before, and do we have any hardware to do this?
I went to the Trillium interface box in 1X5. In this elog, Koji says it is D1000749-v2. But looking at the connector footprint on the back panel, it is more consistent with the v1 layout. Anyway I didn't open it to check. Main point is that none of the backplane data I/O ports are used. We are digitizing (using the fast CDS system) the front panel BNC outputs for the three axes. So of the various connectors available on the interface box, we are only using the front panel DB25, the front panel BNCs, and the rear panel power.
The cable connecting this interface box to the actual seismometer is a custom one I believe. It has a 19 pin military circular type hermetic connector on one end, and a DB25 on the other. Power is supplied to the seismometer from the interface box via this cable, so in order to run the test, I had to use a DB25 breakout board to act as a feedthrough and peek at the signals while the seismometer and interface boards were connected. I used Jenne's mapping of the DB25--> 19 pin connector (which also seems consistent with the schematic). Findings:
I am holding off on attempting any re-centering, for more experienced people to comment.
I removed the Trillium T240 DAQ interface unit from 1X4 for investigation.
It was returned to the electronics rack and all the connections were re-made. Some details:
Update 445pm: Seems to have done something good - the old feedforward filters reduce the YAW RMS motion by a factor of a few. Pitch performance is not so good, maybe the filter needs re-training, but I see coherence, see Attachment #2 for the frequency domain WF.
Attachment #1 shows the spectra of our three available seismometers over a period of ~10ksec.
Attachment #2 shows the result of applying frequency domain Wiener filter subtraction to the POP QPD (target) with the vertex seismometer signals as witness channels.
this is due to the Equivalence Principle: local accelerations are indistinguishable from spacetime curvature. On a spherical Earth, the local gradient of the metric points in the direction towards the center of the Earth, which is colloquially known as "down".
I don't understand why the z-axis motion reported by the T240 is ~10x lower at 10 mHz compared to the X and Y motions. Is this some electronics noise artefact?
Here is some disturbance in the spacetime curvature, where the local gradient of the metric seems to have been modulated (in the "downward" as well as in the other two orthogonal Cartesian directions) at ~1 Hz - seems real as far as I can tell, all the suspensions were being shaken about and all the seismometers witnessed it, though the peak is pretty narrow. A broader, less prominent peak also shows up around 0.5 Hz. We couldn't identify any clear source (no LN2 fill-up / obvious CES activity). This event lasted for ~45 mins, and stopped around 2315 local time. Shortly (~5min) after the ~1 Hz peak died down, however, the 3-10 Hz BLRMS channel reports an increase by ~factor of 2.
Onto trying some locking now that the suspensions have settled down somewhat.
at 1 Hz' this effect is not large so that's real translation. at lower frequencies a ground tilt couples to the horizontal sensors at first order and so the apparent signal is amplified by the double integral. drawing a free body diagram u can c that
x_apparent = (g / s^2) * theta
but for vortical this not tru because it already measures the full free fall and the tilt only shows up at 2nd order
The large ground motion at 1 Hz started up again tonight at around 23:30. I walked around the lab and nearby buildings with a flashlight and couldn't find anything whumping. The noise is very sinusoidal and seems like it must be a 1 Hz motor rather than any natural disturbance or traffic, etc. Suspect that it is a pump in the nearby CES building which is waking up and running to fill up some liquid level. Will check out in the morning.
Estimate of displacement noise based on the observed MC_F channel showing a 25 MHz peak-peak excursion for the laser:
dL = 25e6 * (13 m / (c / lambda)
= 1 micron
So this is a lot. Probably our pendulum is amplifying the ground motion by 10x, so I suspect a ground noise of ~0.1 micron peak-peak.
(this is a native PDF export using qtgrace rather than XMgrace. uninstall xmgrace and symlink to qtgrace.)
Attachment #1 is a spectrogram of the BS sesimometer signals for a ~24 hour period (from Wednesday night to Thursday night local time, zipped because its a large file). I've marked the nearly pure tones that show up for some time and then turn off. We need to get to the bottom of this and ideally stop it from happening at night because it is eating ~1 hour of lockable time.
We considered if we could look at the phasing between the vertex and end seismometers to localize the source of the disturbance.
The nightly seismic activity enhancement continued during the weekend. It always shows up around 10pm local time, persists for ~1 hour, and then goes away. This isn't a show stopper as long as it stops at some point, but it is annoying that it is eating up >1 hour of possible locking time. I walked over to CES, no one there admitted to anything - there is an "Earth Surface Dynamics Laboratory" there that runs some heavy equipment right next to us, but they claim they aren't running anything post ~530pm. Rick (building manager ?) also doesn't know of anything that turns on with the periodicity we see. He suggested contacting Watson but I have no idea who to talk to there who has an overview of what goes on in the building. 😢
The shaking started earlier today than yesterday, at ~9pm local time.
While the IFO is shaking, I thought (as Jan Harms suggested) I'd take a look at the cross-spectra between our seismometer channels at the dominant excitation frequency, which is ~1.135 Hz. Attachment #1 shows the phase of the cross spectrum taken for 10 averages (with 30mHz resolution) during the time period when the shaking was strong yesterday (~1500 seconds with 50% overlap). The logic is that we can use the relative phasing between the seismometer channels to estimate the direction of arrival and hence, the source location. However, I already see some inconsistencies - for example, the relative phase between BS_Z and EX_Z suggests that the signal arrives at the EX seismometer first. But the phasing between EX_Y and BS_Y suggests the opposite. So maybe my thinking about the problem as 3 co-located sensors measuring plane-wave disturbances originating from the same place is too simplistic? Moreover, Koji points out that for two sensors separated by ~40m, for a ground wave velocity of 1.5 km/s, the maximum phase delay we should see between sensors is 30 msec, which corresponds to ~10 degrees of phase. I guess we have to undo the effects of the phasing in the electronics chain.
Does anyone have some code that's already attempted something similar that I can put the data through? I'd like to not get sucked into writing fresh code.
🤞 this means that the shaking is over for today and I get a few hours of locking time later today evening.
Another observarion is that even after the main 1.14 Hz peak dies out, there is elevated seismic acitivity reported by the 1-3 Hz BLRMS band. This unfortunately coincides with some stack resonance, and so the arm cavity transmission reports greater RIN even after the main peak dies out. Today, it seems that all the BLRMS return to their "nominal" nighttime levels ~10 mins after the main 1.14 Hz peak dies out.
Yehonathan, please center the EX seismometer.
The attached PDF shows the seismometer signals (I'm assuming that they're already calibrated into microns/s) during the lab tour for the art students on 11/1. The big spike which I've zoomed in on shows the time when we were in the control room and we all jumped up at the same time. There were approximately 15 students each with a mass of ~50-70 kg. I estimate that out landing times were all sync'd to within ~0.1 s.
I have re-centered the EX (and EY) seismometers. They are Guralp CMG40-T, and have no special centering procedure except cycling the power a few times. I turned off the power on their interface box, then waited 10s before turning it back on.
The fist atm shows the comparison using data from 8-9 PM Saturday night:
I check the seismometers in the last 14 hours (Attached). Seems like the coherenece is restored in the x direction.
I re-connected the 3 accelerometers located near the MC1/MC3 chamber. It was a bit tedious to get the cabling sorted - I estimate the cable is ~80m long, and the excess length had to be wound around a spool (see Attachment #1), which wasn't really a 1 person job. It's neat-ish for now, but I'm not entirely satisfied. I think we should get shorter cables (~20m), and also mount the pre-amp/power units in a rack instead of leaving it on the floor. The pre-amp settings are x100 for all three channels. The MC2 channels are powered, but are unconnected to the seismometers - it was too tedious to unroll the other spool yesterday. Apart from this, the cable for the "Z" channel had to be re-seated in the strain relief clamp.
I did not enable any of the CDS filters that convert the raw signal into physical units, so for now, these channels are just recording raw counts.
Update 7pm: the spectra in the current config are here - not sure what to make of the MC2_Z channel appearing to show lower noise?
Update July 13 2020 430pm: This afternoon, I hooked up the MC2 accelerometer channels too...
Alaska M7.5 20:54UTC https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us6000c9hg/executive
I looked at the suspensions. The watchdogs have not been tripped.
IMC was locked but continually shaken. (and occasional unlock)
The particle counter on the 40m PSL was removed. The package was made together with the OMC lab particle counter (see the packing list below).
The kit was picked up by Radhika for a python code to read out the numbers.
=== Packing List ===
EQs seen on Summary pages
I propose we set up a temperature sensor network as described in attachment 1.
Here there are two types of units:
These sensors can be configured over network by going to their assigned IP addresses. I'm not sure at the moment how to configure the dB files to get them to write on slow EPICS channels.
We will have an unused port on the BASE-GATEWAY (#B) which can be used to run another temperature sensor, maybe at an important rack, PSL table or somewhere else.
In future, if more sensors are required, there are expansion (network switch like) options for BASE-GATEWAY or daisy-chain options for the probes.
Edit Fri Jun 18 16:28:13 2021 :
See this [wiki page](https://wiki-40m.ligo.caltech.edu/Physical_Environment_Monitoring/Thermometers) for updated plan and final quote.
Anchal mentioned it would be good to put more details about how I arrived at the values needed to configure the modbus drive for the temperature sensor, since this information is not in the manual and is hard to find on the internet, so here is a breakdown.
So the generic format is:
which in our case become:
As can be seen, the parameters of the first two functions "drvAsynIPPortConfigure" and "modbusInterposeConfig" are straight forward, so we restrict our discussion to the case of third function "drvModbusAsynConfigure". Well, after hours of trolling the internet, I was able to piece together a coherent picture of what needs doing and I have summarised them in the table below.
Once the asyn IP or serial port driver has been created, and the modbusInterpose driver has been configured, a modbus port driver is created with the following command:
drvModbusAsynConfigure(portName, # used by channel definitions in .db file to reference this unit)
tcpPortName, # reference to portName created with drvAsynIPPortConfigure command
modbusLength, # length in dataType units
pollMsec, # how frequently to request a value in [ms]
Modbus addresses are specified by a 16-bit integer address. The location of inputs and outputs within the 16-bit address space is not defined by the Modbus protocol, it is vendor-specific. Note that 16-bit Modbus addresses are commonly specified with an offset of 400001 (or 300001). This offset is not used by the modbus driver, it uses only the 16-bit address, not the offset.
For ServersCheck, the offset is "30001", so that
modbusStartAddress = 30200 - 30001 = 199
For the past couple of days the 0.1 to 0.3 Hz RMS seismic noise along BS-X has increased. Attachment 1 shows the hour trend in the last ~ 10 days. We'll keep monitoring it, but one thing to note is how uncorrelated it seems to be from other frequency bands. The vertical axis in the plot is in um / s
Looks like this increase is correlated for BS/EX/EY. So it is likely to be real.
Comparison between 9/15 (UTC) (Attachment 1) and 9/10 (UTC) (Attachment 2)
I have placed a GT321 particle counter on top of the MC1/MC3 chamber next to the BS chamber. The serial cable is connected to c1psl computer on 1X2 using 2 usb extenders (blue in color) over the PSL enclosure and over the 1X1 rack.
The main serial communication script for this counter by Radhika is present in 40m/labutils/serial_com/gt321.py.
A 40m specific application script is present in the new git repo for 40m scripts, in 40m/scripts/PEM/particleCounter.py. Our plan is to slowly migrate the legacy scripts directory to this repo overtime. I've cloned this repo in the nfs shared directory at /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/Git/40m/scripts which makes the scripts available at all computers and keep them upto date in all computers.
The particle counter script is running on c1psl through a systemd service, using service file 40m/scripts/PEM/particleCounter.service. Locally in c1psl, /etc/systemd/system/particleCounter.service is symbollically linked to the file in the file.
Following channels for particle counter needed to be created as I could not find any existing particle counter channels.
These are created from 40m/softChansModbus/particleCountChans.db database file. Computer optimus is running a docker container to serve as EPICS server for such soft channels. To add or edit channels, one just need to add new database file or edit database files in thsi repo and on optimus do:
controls@optimus|~> sudo docker container restart softchansmodbus_SoftChans_1
I've added the above channels to /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/chans/daq/C0EDCU.ini to record them in framebuilder. Starting from 11:20 am Oct 20, 2021 PDT, the data on these channels is from BS chamber area. Currently the script is running continuosly, which means 0.3u particles are sampled every minute, 0.5u twice in 5 minutes and 1u, 2u, and 5u particles are sampled once in 5 minutes. We can reduce the sampling rate if this seems unncessary to us.
The particle count channel names were changes yesterday to follow naming conventions used at the sites. Following are the new names:
The legacy count channels are kept alive with C1:PEM-count_full copying C1:PEM-BS_DUST_1000NM channel and C1:PEM-count_half copying C1:PEM-BS_DUST_500NM channel.
Attachment one is the particle counter trend since 8:30 am morning today when the HVAC wokr started. Seems like there was some peak particle presence around 11 am. The particle counter even counted 8 counts of particles size above 5um!
SVG doesn't work in my browser(s). Can we use PDF as our standard for all graphics other than photos (PNG/JPG) ?
rethinking what I said on Wednesday - its not a good idea to put the particle counter on a vac chamber with optics inside. The rumble from the air pump shows up in the acoustic noise of the interferometer. Let's look for a way to mount it near the BS chamber, but attached to something other than vacuum chambers and optical tables.
I have placed a GT321 particle counter on top of the MC1/MC3 chamber next to the BS chamber.
I have done some reading about where would be the best place to put the particle counter. The ISO standard (14644-1:2015) for cleanrooms is one every 1000 m^2 so one for every 30m x 30m space. We should have the particle counter reasonably close to the open chamber and all the manufactures that I read about suggest a little more than 1 every 30x30m. We will have it much closer than this so it is nice to know that it should still get a good reading. They also suggest keeping it in the open and not tucked away which is a little obvious. I think the best spot is attached to the cable tray that is right above the door to the control room. This should put it out of the way and within about 5m of where we are working. I ordered some cables to route it over there last night so when they come in I can put it up there.
1.5 days of happy psl-ioo with litle bumps in C1:PSL-126MOPA_HTEMP