The logging script is multiplying by 100 instead of 10 !
The MET#1 particle counter was moved from CES wall at ITMX to PSL enclousure south west corner at 11am.
The HEPA filter speed at the Variac was turned down to 20V from 40
This counter pumps air for 1 minute in every 20 minutes. Soft foam in bags used to minimize this shaking as it is clamped.
Some one turned up the PSL HEPA rotation voltage from 20 V to 33 ( 120V Variac ) and X-arm AC set temp lowered to 68F
Effects at 12" height from optical table :
1.0, 0.5 & 0.3 micron particle count goes to zero and temperature fluctuaion increased
Rotation speed voltage was set to 30V
The X arm air conditioner was not regulating properly. The arm temp was warmer than usual. I requested thermistor calibration.
The mechanic reset the thermostate to 68F last week. It was 70-71F before.
The ETMX oplev laser now running 4 C lower at 30 C inside the enclousure.
The ETMX optical table top is 5 C cooler at 21 C
The ETMX concrete wall temp 20 C at 9am with flow bench on.
ETMY conrete wall temp 23 C at 9am
Three replacement bulbs ordered
Rana can discribe how it happened.
IF A LAMP EXPLODES
This bulb was blown out on Feb 4, 2017 after 2 months of operation.
The summery pages are working at a slow motion speed. It's response time 12 minutes.
Laser safety glasses cleaned in " Dawn Ultra " mild soap - water solution and measured for 1064 nm transmission at 150 mW
Les Guthman interviews gradstudent Graig.
Main laser emergency shut off was acuated by accident during this fiming. The laser is turned on.
Shipped out for repair.
It is back and running fine witth bulb 4-13-2017
Building: Central Engineering Services
Date: Monday, 04/10/17
Time: 7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM
Notification: Crane Activity
Contact: Ben Smith, X-4190 Brad Nielsen, X-8751
Contractors will be removing the large vaporizer located on the South
side of CES. Vehicle access will be restricted due to crane placement
and operation, but there will be a single traffic lane available. This
work may create minor noise and vibrations.
ETMX enclosure feedtrouh cabeling corrected.
We are planning to test 3 identical 1103Ps RIN with continous temp monitoring and control later.
Selected temp sensor Platinum RTD 1PT100KN1515CLA or RTD-830
Temp controller with analoge output 0-10Vdc, CNi854 and external dc pulse driven relay
Order placed 4-12-17 for sensor RTD-830, controller CNi8-5-4 and relay SSRL240DC25 = ~$500.
Still need: fuse, fuse housing, on/off switch, female AC receptical, chassy box and AC power cord.
Oct. 5, 2015 ETMY He/Ne replaced by 1103P, sr P919645, made Dec 2014, after 2 years
Jan. 24, 2017 ETMY He/Ne replaced by 1103P, sr P947049, made Apr 2016, after 477 hrs running hot
Jan. 26, 2017 RIN test stared with P947034, made Apr. 2016
Apr. 10, 2017 purchased two 1103P from Edmund: sr P964438 & sr P964431, made 02/2017
Why ITMY UL can not see this earth quake? SRM and PRM are misaligned. ETMX is still not well.
We have to remember to check OSEM - magnet alignment when vented.
Yesterday I failed to take good pictures of ETMY resonant arm of 1064 nm with Cannon Rebel T3i in RAW 22-27Mp & JPG dual- format. UFRaw file converter worked well. The IR blocker filter seems to be too good.
Today I used Olympus SP-570UZ ( without IR blocker), in raw format of 15Mp, fl 22.4mm, 15s including 2-3s flashlight, f/8 and auto focus This is just too much scattered IR for the Olympus.
Overexposed raw picture' jpg is shown at the PSL with diffraction patter of the camera.
I'll go back using the Nikon D40 with zoom 55-200mm as this Atm2 of May 2007 : manual focus, 15s, f/4-5.6, ISO 560, 826KB
MC2 ccd camera is replaced by Olympus 570 zoom temporarly.
So as the ETMY ccd camera is replaced by Cannon Rebel.
Both viewport are under Lexan protection and covered by Aluminum foil....still, turn all lighting off if you do not want room light in the IFO
Do not remove Lexan shield!
One is broken, two are ready to steer green and 3 available in un known condition
Freshmen Rebecca Zhang as " work study undergrad " received 40m specific basic safety training yesterday.
Olympus SP570 UZ - without IR blocker, set up as Atm.3 Camera distance to MC face ~85 cm, IOO-MC_TRANS_SUM 16,300 counts, Lexan cover on not coated viewport.
Image mode: RAW + JPG, M-costum, manual focus, Lens: Olympus 4.6 - 92 mm, f2.8 - 4.5, Apeture: F2.8 - 8, Image pick up device: 1/2.33" CCD (primary color filter)
Atm.1, 212k.jpg of raw 15 MB, exp 0.025s, apeture 2.97, f 4.6, iso 64,
Atm.2, Copied through my Cannon S100 ( 3.3 MB.jpg of raw from UFraw photo shop )I will look up the original raw file for details.
Gautam and Steve,
Surge protective power strip was install on Friday, May 5 in the Control Room
Computers not connected to the UPS are plugged into Isobar12ultra.
That's a new failure mode. Probably we can't trust the power to be safe anymore.
Need Steve to order a couple of surge suppressing power strips for the monitors. The computers are already on the UPS, so they don't need it.
Early surfs of India Jigyasa and Kaustubh received basic 40m specific safety traning.
Sus dampings recovered. ETMY oplev needs to be recentered.
Olympus camera is removed and our old CCD camera is back to monitor the face of MC2
You may compare your results with this.
RXA: please no, that's not the right way
Finally I reallized what is killing the ETMY oplev laser. Wrong power supply, it was driving the HeNe laser by 600V higher voltage than recommended. Power supply 101T-2300Vdc replaced by 101T-1700Vdc ( Uniphase model 1201-1, sn 2712420 )
The laser head 1103P, sn P947049 lived for 120 days and it was replaced by sn P964431 New laser output 2.8 mW, quadrant sum 19,750 counts
Ruby wire standoff received from China. I looked one of them with our small USB camera. They did a good job. The long edges of the prism are chipped.
The v-groove cutter must avoid them. Pictures will follow.
Atm 1 & 5, showing the ruby R ~10 mm as it is seated on Al SOS test mass
Atm. 2, 3 & 4 chipped long edges with SOS sus wire OD 43 micron as calibration
50mm 1.8 lens with Basler camera at MC2 face with micro clamp 350617 Camera manuals plus
Thanks to Steve and Gautam, the IMC was locked.
I was able to capture images with the Rainbow 50 mm lens at exposure times of 100, 300, 1000, 3000, 10000 and 30 microseconds.(The pictures are in the same order). These pictures were taken at a gain of 300 and black level 64.
Special credits to Steve spent a lot of time help me a with setting up the hardware and focusing on the beam spot with the camera.
I can't thank you enough Steve! :)
In the afternoon, Steve and I tried to install the camera near MC2 and get some images of the mirrors. Due to a restricted field of view of the lens on the camera, after many efforts to focus on the optic, we were able to get this image. MC2 was unlocked so this image captures some resonating higher order mode.
With MC2 locked, I will get some images of the mirror at different exposure times and try to get an HDR image.
The Y arm ac thermostate was calibrated after cooling water relay replacement by Mike.... yesterday. The set temp is remaind to be 70F
The east end south wall temp is reading 22C
The medm monitor & vac control screens were totally blank since ~ May 24, 2017 Experienced vacuum knowledge is required for this job.
IDENTIFY valve configuration:
How to confirm valve configuration when all vac mons are blank? Each valve has a manual-mechanical position indicator. Look at pressure readings and turbo pump controllers. VAC NORMAL configuration was confirmed based on these information.
Preparation: disconnect valves ( disconnect meaning: valve closes and stays paralized ) in this sequence VC2, VC1 power, VA6, V5, V4 & V1 power, at ifo pressure 7.3E-6 Torr-it ( it = InstruTech cold cathode gauge )
This gauge is independent from all other rack mounted instrumentation and it is still not logged.
Switching to this valve configuration with disconnected valves will insure NOT venting of the vacuum envelope by accidental glitching voltage drop or computer malfunction.
RESET v1Vac1 .........in 2-3 minutes........ ( v1Vac1 - 2 ) the vac control screen started reading pressures & position
Connected cables to valves (meaning: valve will open if it was open before it was disconnected and it will be control able from computer ) in the following order: V4, V1 power, V5, VA6, VC2 & VC1 power, at ifo 2E-5 Torr-it.....
....vac configuration is reading VAC NORMAL,
ifo 7.4E-6 Torr-it
We have to hook up the it-cold cathode gauge to be monitored - logged ! this should be the substitute for the out of order CC1 pressure gauge.
Last good page May 18, 2017
Not found, error message May 19 - June 4,2017
Blank plots, June 5, 2017
Randy Trudeau scanned our Window laptop Dell 13" Vostro and Steve's memory stick for virus. Nothing was found. The search continues...
Rana thinks that I'm creating these virus beasts with taking pictures with Dino Capture and /or Data Ray on the window machine........
We should move on with getting this lens from Edmonds #67-717 at 1064 R<3%
Computar M5018-SWIR is an other choice
AR coatings 500 - 1100nm R<1% are expensive.
Happy MC after last glitch at 10:28 so the credit goes to Rana
GV edit 11:30am: I think the stuff at 10:28 is not a glitch but just the WFS servos coming on - the IMC was only hand aligned before this.
It happened again. MC2 UL seems to have gotten the biggest glitch. It's a rather small jump in the signal level compared to what I have seen in the recent past in connection with suspect Satellite boxes, and LL and UR sensors barely see it.
I will squish Sat box cables and check the cabling at the coil driver board end as well, given that these are two areas where there has been some work recently. WFS loops will remain off till I figure this out. At least the (newly centered) DC spot positions on the WFS and MC2 TRANS QPD should serve as some kind of reference for good MC alignment.
GV edit 9pm: I tightened up all the cables, but doesn't seem to have helped. There was another, larger glitch just now. UR and LL basically don't see it at all (see Attachment #2). It also seems to be a much slower process than the glitches seen on MC1, with the misalignment happening over a few seconds (it is also a lot slower). I have to see if this is consistent with a glitch in the bias voltage to one of the coils which gets low passed by a 4xpole@1Hz filter.
Once we had the beam approximately centered for all of the above 3 PDs, we turned on the locking for IMC, and it seems to work just fine. We are waiting for another hour for switching on the angular allignment for the mirrors to make sure the alignment holds with WFS turned off.
GigE can be connected to ethernet. AR coated 1064 f50 can arrive any day now.
One of the additional GigE cameras has been IP configured for use and installation.
Static IP assigned to the camera- 192.168.113.152
Subnet mask- 255.255.255.0
The liquid nitrogen container has a pressure releif valve set to 35 PSI This valve will open periodically when contains LN2
The exiting very cold gas can cause burning so it should not hit directly your eyes or skin. Set the pointing of this valve into the corner.
Leave entry door open so nitrogen concentration can not build up.
Bluebean Optical Tech Limited of Shanghai delivered 50 pieces red ruby prisms with radius. The first prism pictures were taken at June 5
and it was retaken again as BB#1 later
More samples were selected randomly as one from each bag of 5 and labeled as BB#2.......6
The R10 mm radius can be seen agains the ruler edge. The v-groove edge was labeled with blue marker and pictures were taken
from both side of this ridge. The top view is shown as the wire laying across on it.
SOS sus wire of 43 micron OD used as calibration as it was placed close to the side that it was focused on.
The V-groove ridge surface quality was evaluated based on as scale of 1 – 10 with 10 being the most positive.
Remaining thing to examin, take picture of the contacting ridge to SOS from the side.
1103P, sn P893518 of 2013 vintage is dead at the sus fiber demo
July 19, 2017 1103P, sn P964438 as new installed at the south end for the glass fiber illumination. Turn laser off when you are done.
Also ordered 1 ea.
IR 780nm 3mW
The $1000 HeNe should not be used for illuminating fibers.
You should purchase these (total price per laser less than $6):
HeNe 1103P 2mW Recertified
Ifo pressure was 5.5 mTorr this Monday morning. The PSL shutter was still open. TP2 controller failed. Interlock closed V1, V4 and VM1
Turbo pump 2 is the fore pump of the Maglev. The pressure here was 3.9 Torr so The Maglev got warm ~38C but it was still rotating at 560 Hz normal with closed V1
Pressure plots are not available because of computer problems.
What I did:
Looked at pressures of Hornet and Super Bee Instru Tech. Inc
Closed all annuloses and VA6, disconnected V4 and VA6 and turned on external fan to cool Maglev
Opened V7 to pump the Maglev fore line with TP3
V1 opened manually when foreline pressure dropped to <2mTorr at P2 and the body temp of the Maglev cooled down to 25-27 C
VM1 opened at 1e-5 Torr
Valve configuration: vacuum normal with annuloses not pumped
Ifo pressure 8.5e-6 Torr -IT at 10am, P2 foreline pressure 64 mTorr, TP3 controller 0.17A 22C 50Krpm
note: all valves open manually, interlock can only close them
While walking down to the X end to reset c1iscex I heard what I would call a "rythmic squnching" sound coming from under the turbo pump. I would have said the sound was coming from a roughing pump, but none of them are on (as far as I can tell).
Steve maybe look into this??
PS: please call me next time you see the vacuum is not Vacuum Normal
The RGA did not shut down at the turbo pump controller failing.
Ifo pressure was 5.5 mTorr this morning. The PSL shutter was still open. TP2 controller failed. Interlock closed V1, V4 and VM1
Turbo pump 2 is the fore pump of the Maglev. The pressure here was 3.9 Torr so The Magelv got warm ~38C but it was still rotating at 560 Hz normal with closed V1
Spare Varian turbo-V 70 controller, Model 969-9505, sn 21612 was swapped in. It is running the turbo fine @ 50Krpm but it does not allow it's V4 valve to be opened............
It turns out that TP2 @ 75Krpm will allow V4 to open and close. This must be a software issue.
So Vacuum Normal is operational if TP2 is running 75,000 rpm
We want to run at 50,000 rpm on the long term.
Note: the RS232 Dsub connector on the back of this controller is mounted 180 degrees opposite than TP3 and old failed TP2 controller
PS: controller is shipping out for repair 7-28-2017
Kira Dubrovina and Naomi Wharton received 40m specific basic safety training.
Spare ILIGO electronics temporarly stored in the east arm. We need cabinet space.
IFO pressure 2 Torr, PSL shutter closed. I'm pumping down with 2 roughing pumps with ion pump gate valves open and annulosses at atm.
The vacuum envelope was vented to 17 Torr while I was replacing the USP battery stack. More about this later.....
Do not plan on using the interferrometer tonight. I will complete the pumpdown tomorrow morning.
Pumpdown stopped for over night at ~ 1 Torr
The roughing line disconnected. Valves condition indicator "moving " means that it is closed and it's cable disconnected so it can not move.
The RGA is off and VM1 is stuck.
pd80b has reached Vac Normal. IFO pressure 0.5 mTorr
We need our vauum channels back in dataviewer.
There must be some bad connection
Finally we got the cold cathode gauge working. IFO pressure 7e-6 Torr-it, vacuum normal valve configuration with all 4 ion pump gate valves closed at ~ 9e-6 Torr. The cryo pump was also pumped yesterday to remove the accumulated outgassing build up.
The accidental vent was my mistake; made when I was replacing the battery pack of the UPS. The installed pack measured 51 V without any load. The "replace battery" warning light did not go out after the batteries were replaced.
I then mistakenly and repeatedly pushed the "test" button to reset this, but I did not wait long enough for the batterries to get fully charged. The test put the full load on the new batteries and their charging condition got worse. I made the mistake when trying to put the load from the battery to online and pushed "O" so the power was cut and the computer rebooted to the all off condition. On top of this, I disconnected the wrong V1 cable to close V1. As the computer rebooted it's interlock closed V1 at 17 Torr.
Never hit O on the Vacuum UPS !
Note: the " all off " configuration should be all valves closed ! This should be fixed now.
In case of emergency you can close V1 with disconnecting it's actuating power as shown on Atm3 if you have peumatic pressure 60 PSI