We took relative intensity noise (RIN) spectra of the ISS error point and the monitor PD (attm1).
In-loop RIN is the sensor PD and "Out of the loop RIN" is the monitor PD.
The ISS gain slider was at 8dB in this measurement.
It looks normal.
An open loop transfer function of the ISS loop was measured (attm2). The UGF was 22kHz with the phase margin of ~22deg.
We should increase the UGF up to ~60kHz
When we increase the gain up to 14dB, the CS saturation warning comes up in the EPICS screen.
We confirmed this by monitoring the CS drive signal with an oscilloscope.
It is the output of an AD602J, which has +/-3V output range.
By increasing the gain of AD602J, we saw that the output signal hits the rail.
There seems to be a lot of high frequency (100kHz - a few MHz) noise, out of the control band.
We also observed that AD602J itself oscillates at about 10MHz (don't remember the exact number) when the gain is increased.
(We saw this even when the loop is off. There is no such an oscillation in the input to the AD602J).
When we took wide band spectra of the CS drive signal, we saw many large harmonics of ~180kHz. We believe these peaks are limiting
our ISS gain now (causing the CS saturation). The harmonics persisted even when we disconnected the PDs. So it is not coming from the light.
We saw the same harmonics in the power lines. They may be the switching noise of the Sorensens.
We took spectra of those harmonics, but the netgpibdata.py somehow did not save the data from AG4395A correctly. I have to debug this.
Stefan removed DC offsets from the AD829s (many of them are used in the ISS board) by turning the pots for offset adjustment.
This eliminated the problem of getting a large DC CS feedback (observable in C1:PSL-ISS_CSDRIVE_MEAN) when the gain is increased.
During the investigation, I noticed that increasing the PMC gain too much (~22dB) caused an oscillation of the PMC loop and consequently made
the ISS saturate. When the ISS is behaving bad, we should check the PMC gain.
Currently, the ISS is running OK with the gain = 8dB. I modified the mcup script to set the ISS gain to 8dB when the MC is locked.
Wait for Peter's answer about spare ISS boards.
Power line filtering.
Find the cause of AD602J oscillation (Well this is the one mounted upright. So just mounting it normally might solve the problem :-).
sudo yum install grace
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Unknown device 304a
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32 (2000ns min, 14000ns max), Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 209
Region 0: Memory at ff8ff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Region 1: I/O ports at bc00 [size=64]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-
you asked for: diff 2008/09/25,0:00 2008/09/25,8:50:19 utc 'FSS[-_]SLOW'
LIGO controls: differences, 2008 09/25 00:00:00 utc vs. 2008 09/25 08:50:19 utc
__Epics_Channel_Name______ __Description__________ __value1____ __value2____
C1:PSL-FSS_SLOWKD 0.000000 0.001000
C1:PSL-FSS_SLOWKI -0.001000 -0.001700
C1:PSL-FSS_SLOWKP -0.000300 -0.001000
netgpibdata.py -i 188.8.131.52 -d AG4395A -a 10 -f spectrum01
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- setsval.m uses mDV to get the minute trend from some specified start time
and duration in the past. It then writes that 'good' value to the
.SVAL field of the SUSPOS, SUSPIT, and SUSYAW records for all the
- setHILO.m reads the .SVAL field and then sets the alarm levels and severity
for the same records given a "sigma" as an argument. i.e. 1 sigma = HIGH,
2 sigma = HIHI.
function varargout = setsvals(varargin)
% sets the SVAL records for the SUS
debug = 0;
if nargin < 2
error('Needs 2 arguments.')
elseif nargin > 2
% Ex. setHILO(1000);
% this sets the SUS alarm levels to be 1000 counts
% from the nominal
% 1 for debugging
debug_flag = 0;
if nargin == 1