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  6634   Wed May 9 14:32:31 2012 JenneUpdateCDSBurt restored

Den and Alex left things not-burt restored, and Den mentioned to me that it might need doing.

I burt restored all of our epics.snaps to the 1am today snapshot.  We lost a few hours of striptool trends on the projector, but now they're back (things like the BLRMS don't work if the filters aren't engaged on the PEM model, so it makes sense).

  6635   Wed May 9 15:02:50 2012 DenUpdateCDSRFM

Quote:

However, this did not help, C1RFM did not start. I decided to restart all models on C1SUS machine in hope that C1RFM uses some other models and can't connect to them but this suspended C1SUS machine.

 This happened because of the code bug -

// If PCIE comms show errors, may want to add this cache flushing
#if 1
if(ipcInfo[ii].netType == IPCIE)
          clflush_cache_range (&(ipcInfo[ii].pIpcData->dBlock[sendBlock][ipcIndex].data), 16); // & was missing - Alex fixed this
#endif
 

After this bug was fixed and the code was recompiled, C1:OAF_MCL_IN is OK, no errors occur during the transmission C1:OAF-MCL_ERR=0.

So the problem was in the PCIE card that could not send such amount of data and the last channel (MCL is the last) was corrupted. Now, when Alex added cache flushing, the problem is fixed.

We should spend some more attention to such problems. This time 2046 out of 2048 points were lost per second. But what if 10-20 points are lost, we would not notice that in the dataviewer, but this will cause problems.

  6638   Thu May 10 21:13:01 2012 DenUpdateElectronicsADC 3

ADC 3 INPUT 4 (#3 in the c1pem model if you count from 0) is bad. It adds DC = ~1 V to the signal as well as noise. I plugged in GUR2 channels to STS1 channels (7-9).

  6639   Thu May 10 22:05:21 2012 DenUpdateCDSFB

Already for the second time today all computers loose connection to the framebuilder. When I ssh to framebuilder DAQD process was not running. I started it

controls@fb ~ 130$ sudo /sbin/init q

But I do not know what causes this problem. May be this is a memory issue. For FB

Mem:   7678472k total,  7598368k used,    80104k free

Practically all memory is used. If more is needed and swap is off, DAQD process may die.

  6640   Fri May 11 08:07:30 2012 JamieUpdateCDSFB

Quote:

Already for the second time today all computers loose connection to the framebuilder. When I ssh to framebuilder DAQD process was not running. I started it

controls@fb ~ 130$ sudo /sbin/init q

Just to be clear, "init q" does not start the framebuilder.  It just tells the init process to reparse the /etc/inittab.  And since init is supposed to be configured to restart daqd when it dies, it restarted it after the reloading of /etc/inittab.  You and Alex must have forgot to do that after you modified the inittab when you're were trying to fix daqd last week.

daqd is known to crash without reason.  It usually just goes unnoticed because init always restarts it automatically.  But we've known about this problem for a while.

Quote:

But I do not know what causes this problem. May be this is a memory issue. For FB

Mem:   7678472k total,  7598368k used,    80104k free

Practically all memory is used. If more is needed and swap is off, DAQD process may die.

This doesn't really mean anything, since the computer always ends up using all available memory.  It doesn't indicate a lack of memory.  If the machine is really running out of memory you would see lots of ugly messages in dmesg.

  6641   Fri May 11 17:21:56 2012 JenneUpdateIOOOAF left enabled - MC unlocked for more than an hour

No leaving the OAF running until you're sure (sure-sure, not kind of sure, not pretty sure, but I've enabled guardians to make sure nothing bad can happen, and I've been sitting here watching it for 24+ hours and it is fine) that it works okay.

OAF (both adaptive and static paths) were left enabled, which was kicking MC2 a lot.  Not quite enough that the watchdog tripped, but close.  The LSCPOS output for MC2 was in the 10's or 100's of thousands of counts.  Not okay.

This brings up the point though, which I hadn't actively thought through before, that we need an OAF watchdog.  An OAF ogre?  But a benevolent ogre.  If the OAF gets out of control, it's output should be shut off.  Eventually we can make it more sophisticated, so that it resets the adaptive filter, and lets things start over, or something. 

But until we have a reliable OAF ogre, no leaving the adaptive path enabled if you're not sitting in the control room.  The static path should be fine, since it can't get out of control on it's own.

Especially no leaving things like this enabled without a "I'm leaving this enabled, I'll be back in a few hours to check on it" elog! 

  6642   Fri May 11 23:33:41 2012 DenUpdateAdaptive Filteringoffline vs online

I've compared offline Wiener filtering with online static + adaptive filtering for MC_F with GUR1_XYZ and GUR2_XYZ as witness signals

off_on.jpg

Note: online filter works up to 32 Hz (AI filter at 32 Hz is used). There is no subtraction up from this frequency, just MC_F was measured in different times for online and offline filtering. This difference in MC_F in frequency range 20-100 Hz showed up again as before with microphone testing.  One can see it in 1 minute. Smth is noisy.

Reasons why online filter is worse then offline:

1. FIR -> IIR conversion produces error. Now I'm using VECTFIT approximation with 16 poles (splitting into 2 filter banks), this not enough. I tried to use 50 and split them into 5 filter banks, but this scheme is not working: zpk -> sos conversion produces error and the result filter works completely wrong.

2. Actuator TF. VECTFIT works very good here - we have only 1 resonance. However, it should be measured precisely.

3. Account for AA and AI filters that rotate the phase at 1-10 Hz by ~ 10 degrees.

  6643   Mon May 14 08:49:47 2012 steveUpdateSUSETMY damping restored

ETMY sus damping restored.

  6644   Tue May 15 08:44:55 2012 steveUpdateSUSETMX damping restored

ETMX sus damping restored

  6645   Tue May 15 23:40:46 2012 Mike J.UpdateComputersImage Subtraction

I acquired 2 raw frames of MC2 using "/users/mjenson/sensoray/sdk_2253_1.2.2_linux/capture -n -s 720x480 -f 1", one while the laser was off the mode cleaner and another while it was on:

mc2_1.bmp mc2_2.bmp

I then used "/users/mjenson/sensoray/sdk_2253_1.2.2_linux/imsub/display-image.py" to generate bitmaps of the raw images, which I then subtracted using the Python Imaging Library to generate a new image:

mc2_1-mc2_2.bmp

It doesn't look all that different, but the first image didn't have that much lit up in it to begin with. I should be able to write a script that does all of this without needing to generate new files in between acquisition and subtraction.

  6646   Wed May 16 11:53:45 2012 JenneUpdateComputersImage Subtraction

Quote:

It doesn't look all that different, but the first image didn't have that much lit up in it to begin with.

 This is totally cool!  You can see that the OSEM lights are almost entirely gone in the subtracted image.

Can you switch to trying with one of the *TM*F cameras?  (ITMXF, ITMYF, ETMYF, ETMXF)  They tend to have more background, so there should be a more dramatic subtraction.  Den or Suresh should be able to lock one of the arms for you.

  6647   Wed May 16 14:06:49 2012 steveUpdateSUSTemperature rules

Guralp 1  is on the south side of IOO chamber

  6648   Thu May 17 15:31:22 2012 steveUpdateGeneralbeam trap posts & clamps for vacuum

 Aluminum posts and SS clamps for green glass traps in vacuum will be out of the shops by June 6, 2012 the latest

 

  6649   Fri May 18 11:19:17 2012 steveUpdateSUSETMY oplev laser is dead

 

 The typical sign of a dying gas laser is that it glows for a few minutes only. The power supplies are fine.

Two new  JDS - Uniphase 1103P lasers ( NT64-104 )  arriving on Monday, May 21

  6650   Fri May 18 15:25:15 2012 steveUpdateSUSAR coated lens swapped in at ETMX oplev

Quote:

 ETMX oplev had 6 mm diameter beam on the qpd.  I relayed the beam path with 2 lenses  to get back  3 mm beam on the qpd

BRC 037  -100 Bi _concave lens and PCX 25  200 VIS do the job. Unfortunately the concave lens has the AR 1064.

 

 

 The uncoated bi-concave lens was replaced by AR coated one: KBC 037 -100 AR.14 resulting 35% count increase on qpd

  6651   Sun May 20 19:57:51 2012 DenUpdatePEMmicrophones

I've soldered EM172 microphones to BNC connectors to get data from them.

DSC_4287.JPG    DSC_4285.JPG

Then I've build an amplifier for them. The circuit is

scheme.png

I've build 6 such circuits inside 1 box. It needs +15 V to A3 and GND to A2. A1 power channel is not used.

DSC_4284.JPG     DSC_4286.JPG

LISO model for this scheme was created and simulation results were compared to measurement of each channel

freq_resp.png   noise.png

Measured noise curve (green) is the SR785 own noise.

  6652   Mon May 21 07:45:39 2012 steveUpdateIOOPMC locked

I locked the PMC and the MC followed instantly.

  6653   Mon May 21 19:16:55 2012 KojiUpdateGeneralrossa X config

I rebooted rossa and the X sever has stalled.

  6654   Mon May 21 21:27:39 2012 yutaUpdateCDSMEDM suspension screens using macro

Background:
 We need more organized MEDM screens. Let's use macro.

What I did:
1. Edited /opt/rtcds/userapps/trunk/sus/c1/medm/templates/SUS_SINGLE.adl using replacements below;

sed -i s/#IFO#SUS_#PART_NAME#/'$(IFO)$(SYS)_$(OPTIC)'/g SUS_SINGLE.adl
sed -i s/#IFO#SUS#_#PART_NAME#/'$(IFO)$(SYS)_$(OPTIC)'/g SUS_SINGLE.adl
sed -i s/#IFO#:FEC-#DCU_ID#/'$(IFO):FEC-$(DCU_ID)'/g SUS_SINGLE.adl
sed -i s/#CHANNEL#/'$(IFO):$(SYS)-$(OPTIC)'/g SUS_SINGLE.adl
sed -i s/#PART_NAME#/'$(OPTIC)'/g SUS_SINGLE.adl

2. Edited sitemap.adl so that they open SUS_SINGLE.adl with arguments like
    IFO=C1,SYS=SUS,OPTIC=MC1,DCU_ID=36
instead of opening ./c1mcs/C1SUS_MC1.adl.

3. I also fixed white blocks in the LOCKIN part.

Result:
  Now you don't have to generate every suspension screens. Just edit SUS_SIGNLE.adl.

Things to do:
 - fix every other MEDM screens which open suspension screens, so that they open SUS_SINGLE.adl
 - make SUS_SINGLE.adl more cool

  6655   Tue May 22 00:23:45 2012 DenUpdateCDStransmission error monitor

I've started to create channels and an medm screen to monitor the errors that occur during the transmission through the RFM model. The screen will show the amount of lost data per second for each channel.

Not all channels are ready yet. For created channels, number of errors is 0, this is good.

 Screenshot.png

  6656   Tue May 22 08:03:01 2012 steveUpdateSUSETMY oplev gets new laser

Quote:

 

 The typical sign of a dying gas laser is that it glows for a few minutes only. The power supplies are fine.

Two new  JDS - Uniphase 1103P lasers ( NT64-104 )  arriving on Monday, May 21

 Yesterday I swapped in new He/Ne laser with output power 3.5 mW  The return spot on qpd is large ~6mm in diameter and 20,500 counts

The spot size reduction require similar layout as ETMX oplev.

  6657   Tue May 22 11:32:02 2012 JamieUpdateCDSMEDM suspension screens using macro

Very nice, Yuta!  Don't forget to commit your changes to the SVN.  I took the liberty of doing that for you.  I also tweaked the file a bit, so we don't have to specify IFO and SYS, since those aren't going to ever change.  So the arguments are now only: OPTIC=MC1,DCU_ID=36.  I updated the sitemap accordingly.

Yuta, if you could go ahead and modify the calls to these screens in other places that would be great.  The WATCHDOG, LSC_OVERVIEW, MC_ALIGN screens are ones that immediately come to mind.

And also feel free to make cool new ones.  We could try to make simplified version of the suspension screens now being used at the sites, which are quite nice.

  6659   Tue May 22 11:47:43 2012 JamieUpdateCDSMEDM suspension screens using macro

Actually, it looks like we're not quite done here.  All the paths in the SUS_SINGLE screen need to be updated to reflect the move.  We should probably make a macro that points to /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/screens, and update all the paths accordingly.

  6660   Tue May 22 13:06:11 2012 JenneUpdateIOOWFS didn't turn off automatically

I just sat down in the control room, and discovered the PMC (and everything else) unlocked.  I relocked the PMC, but the MC wasn't coming back.  After a moment of looking around, I discovered that the WFS were on, and railing.  I ran the "turn WFS off" script, and the MC came back right away, and the WFS came on as they should.

We need to relook at the WFS script, or the MC down script, to make sure that any time the MC is unlocked, no matter why it unlocked, the WFS output is off and the filter histories are cleared.

  6661   Tue May 22 20:01:26 2012 DenUpdateCDSerror monitor

I've created transmission error monitors in rfm, oaf, sus, lsc, scx, scy and ioo models. I tried to get data from every channel transmitted through PCIE and RFM. I also included some shared memory channels.

The medm screen is in the EF STATUS -> TEM. It shows 16384 for the channels that come from simulation plant. Others are 0, that's fine.

  6662   Tue May 22 20:24:06 2012 JamieUpdateComputersrossa is now running Ubuntu 10.04

Now same as pianosa and rosalba.  I'll upgrade allegra on Friday.

  6663   Tue May 22 20:46:38 2012 yutaUpdateCDSMEDM suspension screens using macro

I fixed the problem Jamie pointed out in elog #6657 and #6659.

What I did:
1. Created the following template files in /opt/rtcds/userapps/trunk/sus/c1/medm/templates/ directry.

SUS_SINGLE_LOCKIN1.adl
SUS_SINGLE_LOCKIN2.adl
SUS_SINGLE_LOCKIN_INMTRX.adl
SUS_SINGLE_OPTLEV_SERVO.adl
SUS_SINGLE_PITCH.adl
SUS_SINGLE_POSITION.adl
SUS_SINGLE_SUSSIDE.adl
SUS_SINGLE_TO_COIL_MASTER.adl
SUS_SINGLE_COIL.adl
SUS_SINGLE_YAW.adl
SUS_SINGLE_INMATRIX_MASTER.adl
SUS_SINGLE_INPUT.adl
SUS_SINGLE_TO_COIL_X_X.adl
SUS_SINGLE_OPTLEV_IN.adl
SUS_SINGLE_OLMATRIX_MASTER.adl

To open these files, you have to define $(OPTIC) and $(DCU_ID).
For SUS_SINGLE_TO_COIL_X_X.adl, you also have to define $(FILTER_NUMBER), too. See SUS_SINGLE_TO_COIL_MASTER.adl.

2. Fixed the following screens so that they open SUS_SINGLE.adl.

C1SUS_WATCHDOGS.adl
C1IOO_MC_ALIGN.adl
C1IOO_WFS_MASTER.adl
C1IFO_ALIGN.adl

  6664   Tue May 22 23:36:02 2012 DenUpdatePEMmircophones

I've put 5 EM172 microphones close together and measured there signal and coherence. They are plugged in to accelerometer channels.

close_micro.png

 

Then I've suspended microphones around the MC - 2 at MC2, 2 at MC1,3 and 1 at PSL. The amplifier box is above STS readout box.

 DSC_4288.JPG           DSC_4299.JPG       DSC_4304.JPG      DSC_4302.JPG

Microphone close to PSL gave a strong coherence with MC_F, as we already saw it using Blue Bird Microphone.

ACC_MC2_XY channels <=> MC2 microphones

ACC_MC1_XY channels <=> MC1,3 microphones

ACC_MC1_Z channel <=> PSL microphones

5_mic.png

 

  6665   Wed May 23 10:40:21 2012 steveUpdateIOOPMC locked

Quote:

I locked the PMC and the MC followed instantly.

 

  6666   Wed May 23 11:30:39 2012 steveUpdatePEMnew emergency back up lights installed

New self checking emergency back up lights were installed at 13 locations in the 40m lab.

  6669   Wed May 23 21:32:15 2012 SureshUpdateIOOWFS didn't turn off automatically

Quote:

I just sat down in the control room, and discovered the PMC (and everything else) unlocked.  I relocked the PMC, but the MC wasn't coming back.  After a moment of looking around, I discovered that the WFS were on, and railing.  I ran the "turn WFS off" script, and the MC came back right away, and the WFS came on as they should.

We need to relook at the WFS script, or the MC down script, to make sure that any time the MC is unlocked, no matter why it unlocked, the WFS output is off and the filter histories are cleared.

    The only script that can currently take this action is the MC autolocker.  If that is disabled first and the PMC unlocks later, the WFS will not be turned off.  During the last round of discussions we had about the autolocker script, sometime last Nov, we decided that too much automation is not desirable and that the autolocker should be kept as simple as possible.

 

  6670   Thu May 24 01:17:13 2012 DenUpdateCDSPMC autolocker

Quote:

 

  • SCRIPT
    • Auto-locker for PMC, PSL things - DEN

 I wrote auto-locker for PMC. It is called autolocker_pmc, located in the scripts directory, svn commited. I connected it to the channel C1:PSL-PMC_LOCK.  It is currently running on rosalba. MC autolocker runs on op340m, but I could not execute the script on that machine

op340m:scripts>./autolock_pmc
./autolock_pmc: Stale NFS file handle.

I did several tests, usually, the script locks PMC is a few seconds. However, if PMC DC output has been drift significantly, if might take longer as discussed below.

The algorithm:

       if autolocker if enabled, monitor PSL-PMC_PMCTRANSPD channel
       if TRANS is less then 0.4, start locking:
               disengage PMC servo by enabling PMC TEST 1
               change PSL-PMC_RAMP unless TRANS is higher then 0.4 (*)
               engage PMC servo by disabling PMC TEST 1
       else sleep for 1 sec
 

(*) is tricky. If RAMP (DC offset) is specified then TRANS will be oscillating in the range ( TRANS_MIN, TRANS_MAX ). We are interested only in the TRANS_MAX. To make sure, we estimate it right, TRANS channel is read 10 times and the maximum value is chosen. This works good.

Next problem is to find the proper range and step to vary DC offset RAMP. Of coarse, we can choose the maximum range (-7, 0) and minimum step 0.0001, but it will take too long to find the proper DC offset. For that reason autolocker tries to find a resonance close to the previous DC offset in the range (RAMP_OLD - delta, RAMP_OLD + delta), initial delta is 0.03 and step is 0.003. It resonance is not found in this region, then delta is multiplied by a factor of 2 and so on. During this process RAMP range is controlled not to be wider then (-7, 0).

The might be a better way to do this. For example, use the gradient descent algorithm and control the step adaptively. I'll do that if this realization will be too slow.

I've disabled autolocker_pmc for the night.

  6671   Thu May 24 02:55:36 2012 DenUpdatePEMacoustic noise in MCL

Mic in the PSL showed that fluctuations in the MCL in the frequency range 10 - 100 Hz are due to acoustic noise. I've measured MCL, MCL / PSL mic coherence 2 times with interval 300 seconds.

Surprisingly, acoustic noise level did not change but MC sometimes is more sensitive to acoustic noise, sometimes less.

audio_noise.png

  6672   Thu May 24 10:10:04 2012 steveUpdateIOOPMC locked

 The PMC  behavior is not changed.

 

  6673   Thu May 24 12:23:00 2012 DenUpdateGeneralconnection error monitor for the website

The main page of connection error monitor can be a scheme of computers and models with connections. If there is an error in connection, the corresponding arrows turns from green to red.

errors_overview.png

 

Each arrow is a line to a more detailed information about the channels.

errors.png

  6674   Thu May 24 13:28:38 2012 DenUpdatePEMHEPA

HEPA filter was running at 90% of max. I reduced it to 20%. Acoustic noise moved down

psl_acoustic.png

The range of MCL oscillations has also decreased but fluctuations in the frequency range 10-100 are still present.

MCL is much more stable now.

mcl_90.png        mcl_20.png

 

  6677   Thu May 24 16:13:05 2012 yutaUpdateComputersASS scripts on new ubuntu machines

[Den, Yuta]

Background:
 ASS and many other scripts don't work on new ubuntu machines.

What we did:
1. Installed C-shell on rossa and rosalba(Ubuntu machine).
  sudo apt-get insall csh

2. Find out that
  /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts/AutoDither/alignY

runs, but
  /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts/medmrun /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts/AutoDither/alignY

doesn't run. It gives us the following error messages.

ezcawrite: error while loading shared libraries: libca.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
ezcaswitch: error while loading shared libraries: libca.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Result:
 ASS scripts run on rossa and rosalba, but not with medmrun.
 At least ASS scripts run on pianosa(ubuntu machine) with medmrun. So we decided to wait for JAMIE to fix it.

  6678   Thu May 24 16:39:47 2012 steveUpdateGeneralsteve's webpage example

3 strip charts monitoring on 24 hours time scale: Vac,  PSL-IFO,  SUS and 10 channel video monitoring inside - outside  of 40m lab

  6679   Thu May 24 19:39:18 2012 SureshUpdateIOOMC and WFS alignment adjusted

[Yuta, Suresh]

We found that the MC was not locking and that the alignment between PSL and MC was too poor to obtain a TEM00 mode in the MC.   To correct the situation we went through the following steps:

1) We burt restored the MC alignment slider values to their values at 3:07 AM of today

2) We turned off the MC-autolocker and the ASC signal to the coils.   Then aligned the PSL beam into the MC (with the MC servo loop off) to obtain the TEM00 mode.  We had to adjust the zig-zag at the PSL output by quite a bit to maximise MC transmission.

3) We then centered the spot on the MC2 face and centered the transmitted beam on the MC2_TRANS_QPD

4) Next, we centered the beams on the MC_WFS sensors.

5) Turning on the WFS loops after this showed that everything works fine and WFS loops do not accumulate large offsets.

 

 

  6680   Fri May 25 02:56:44 2012 DenUpdateSUSMC3 local damping

I've terminated input to AA filters and measured signal to coils C1:SUS-MC3_??COIL_OUT.

DSC_4305.JPG

 

I compared this noise to the signal when OSEM are connected to ADC.

    osem_noise.png

 

I made BNC -> LEMO board such that all LEMOs have the same signal equal to BNC signal. I provided excitation of 50 mV as white noise to the input of the AA filter and measured coherence between excitation and MC3 coil driver. The path is

AA -> ICS 110 -> Pentium -> Pentek -> AI -> Univ Dewhitening -> Coil Driver

As all inputs have the same signal, matrices that recombine the signals should not affect coherence. But what I got for coherence between AA IN / Dewhitening OUT is

osem_coil.png

  6681   Fri May 25 13:24:48 2012 DenUpdateSUSMC3

AA IN -> COIL DRIVER IN transfer function for MC3

freq_resp.png

I've provided excitation to the AA input, the same for all OSEM channels. In the digital domain coherence between C1:SUS-MC3_ULSEN_INMON / C1:SUS-MC3_ULCOIL_INMON and other channels OSEM -> COIL is 1 starting from 0.1Hz.

test_dig.png

The only thing left to understand is why the coherence AA IN / COIL DRIVER IN measured in the analog domain is not 1 in the frequency range 0.1 - 1 Hz. It does not look like just SRS noise. I've connected Ch 1 and 2 to the source, coherence is close to 1.

  6682   Fri May 25 16:10:53 2012 KojiUpdateGeneralStripTool on Zita restored

ssh -X pianosa

On pianosa

StripTool PSL.strip&
StripTool IOO.strip&
StripTool seismic.strip&

 

  6684   Fri May 25 17:50:38 2012 JamieUpdateComputersASS scripts on new ubuntu machines

Quote:

[Den, Yuta]

Background:
 ASS and many other scripts don't work on new ubuntu machines.

What we did:
1. Installed C-shell on rossa and rosalba(Ubuntu machine).
  sudo apt-get insall csh

2. Find out that
  /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts/AutoDither/alignY

runs, but
  /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts/medmrun /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts/AutoDither/alignY

doesn't run. It gives us the following error messages.

ezcawrite: error while loading shared libraries: libca.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
ezcaswitch: error while loading shared libraries: libca.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Result:
 ASS scripts run on rossa and rosalba, but not with medmrun.
 At least ASS scripts run on pianosa(ubuntu machine) with medmrun. So we decided to wait for JAMIE to fix it.

Apparently the environment was not being properly inherited by the scripts launched from medmrun.  We modified the medmrum script so that it executes things with an interactive shell ("bash -i -c ...") and this fixed the problem (by assuring that it sources all the interactive environment configs (i.e. ~/.bashrc)).  I'm still not sure why we were seeing different behavior on pianosa, but at least the solution we have now should be robust.

As a reminder, all scripts launched from MEDM should use medmrun:

/opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts/medmrun
  6685   Fri May 25 17:52:08 2012 JamieUpdateComputersallegra now running Ubuntu 10.04

The last of the control room machines is now upgraded.

  6688   Fri May 25 23:11:50 2012 SureshUpdateIOOMC spot positions measured

[Koji, Yuta, Suresh]

We measured the MC spot positions after re-aligning the MC.  The spot positions are listed below:

spot positions in mm (MC1,2,3 pit MC1,2,3 yaw):
    3.9073    6.6754    2.8591   -7.6985   -0.9492    7.0423

 

Procedure:

1) In the directory /opt/rtcds/caltech/c1/scripts/ASS/MC  we have the following scripts

      a) mcassUp:    This sets up the MCASS lockins to excite each of the MC mirrors at a different frequency

      b) mcassOn:    This sets the MCASS output matrix to actually send the excitation signals to the mirrors

      c) senseMCdecenter:  This sequentially introduces a 10% offset into the coil gains of each mirror degree of freedom.   It also sends the lockin output data to the screen. 

      d) sensemcass.m :  This is a matlab file which digests the data gathered by the senseMCdecenter script to print a couple of plots and compute the spot positions.

      e) MCASS_StripTool.stp:  This is a set-up file for the StripTool which allows us to see the MCASS-lockin_outputs.  It is nice to see the action of senseMCdecenter  script  at work.

 

2) So the series of commands to use are

      a) ./StripTool  <-- MCASS_StripTool.stp

      b) ./mcassUp

      c) ./mcassOn

      d) ./senseMCdecenter | tee Output_file

       e) ./mcassOff

      f) ./mcassDown

       g) matlab <-- sensemcass.m  <---- Output_file

 

  6689   Sat May 26 00:08:41 2012 DenUpdateIOOMC_F low frequency noise

 MC_F low frequency noise might be due to local damping electronics. I did not measure OSEM noise, but even without it electronics (AA -> ICS 110 -> ADC) provide sufficient amount of noise. 

These 2 image show electronics noise and coherence between OSEM signal / seismic

osem_noise.png           gur_suspos_coh.png

From these 2 plots we might think that SNR > 10 and coherence OSEM / GUR is high at the frequency range 0.1 - 10 Hz and this is not a big problem.

However, at low frequencies the length of seismic waves becomes large enough and relative oscillations of MC2 and MC13 decrease.

For 1 wave ( u(MC2) - u(MC1) ) / u(MC2) = sin(2 * pi * L  * f  / c), L - distance between MC1 and MC2 where 2 seismometers are located. So MC123 move according to seismic motion and electronics noise is not seen unless we look at MC Length. Here this noise is seen, because mirrors move in a synchronistic manner. 

To check this I measured seismic noise with 2 guralps at distance 12 meters - at MC1 and MC2. Then I've computed the difference between these signals. And indeed at low frequencies, relative motion is much less.

Green, blue - GUR1,2_X

Red - differential motion GUR1_X - GUR2_X

dgur.png

 

The following plot illustrates how electronics noise effects MC_F. Green is the signal to coils. Red - electronics noise. Blue, black, cyan - simulated contribution to MC_F for different seismic waves speed. Most probably seismic waves have waves in the range 50 - 800 m/s, others are deep. The plot shows that electronics noise is big enough to disturb coherence between MC_F and seismic noise. 

mc_noises.png

Here is a rough calculation of the seismic waves speed. The following plot shows the ratio of psd of differential MC2-MC1 motion to MC2 motion.

ratio.png

If seismometers would be very far, ratio would be 1 if we neglect the difference in transfer function SEISMOMETER -> ADC for each channel. The drift of the ratio from 1 to 1.3 demonstrates this effect. Ratio starts to decrease at 15 Hz according to sin (2*pi*L*f/c) ~ 2*pi*L/c * f. So 2*pi*L/c * f_0 = pi/2 => c = 4 * L * f = 600 m / sec.

  6690   Sat May 26 01:28:58 2012 KojiUpdateGeneralClipping improvement

The beam at the dark port was largely clipped.
The arm transmissions (TRX/TRY) were ~0.6 no matter how you try to align.

The PZT1/2 X was scanned and TRX/TRY are now both ~0.9.
This means that the beam was mostly clipped in or after the mode mathing optics.

FPMI contrast is (2.45-0.02)/(2.45+0.02) = 98%
Not so bad although it does not tell anything about clipping before the IFO.

In the next opportunity, we should try to "pin" the beam axis on the arm mirrors using A2L.

1. I am not sure exactly where the clipping was. It means that a small clipping might still be there.

2. I am afraid that the beam is still clipped in the faraday. The beam can be scanned using the steering on the PSL table.

 

  6691   Sat May 26 15:59:19 2012 DenUpdateIOOGuralp noise is high

As I've mentioned in yesterday's elog MC mirrors start to move in a synchronistic manner. I've plotted DELTA_GUR = GUR1_X - alpha * GUR2_X, where alpha = const to make the transfer functions SEISMOMETER -> ADC equal for each channel. I've noticed that DELTA_GUR decreases below 10 Hz compared to GUR1_X as theoretically predicted. But starting from 1 Hz DELTA_GUR starts to increase. I decided that this is Guralp noise floor. Today I checked this, this is indeed the case.

In the frequency range 0.01 - 1.5 Hz Gur noise is comparable to the signal DELTA_GUR. For that reason we see low coherence between MC_F and GUR1_X in this frequency range. 

gur_noise.png    MCF_GUR.png

Guralp noise floor was determined by placing 2 seimometers close to each other and subtracting by Wiener filtering.

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Conclusion: To filter seismic noise out of MC_F we need more sensitive seimometeres.

 

  6692   Sat May 26 20:40:48 2012 DenUpdatePEMexperiments with seismic noise

I measured relative motion of 2 seismometers separated by 4, 18 and 38 feet.

DSC_4307.JPG         DSC_4308.JPG

Relative motion for difference distances between seismometers is presented below.

    psd_distance.png        ratio.png

 

Al frequencies f < fcrit relative motion becomes smaller then motion of each point. At these frequencies, the ratio relative / absolute motion can be approximated as ratio = C fa . The following table summarizes fcrit, C and a for different length between seismometers.

 

L, ft fcrit, Hz
C a
4 45 0.0074 1.30
18 30 0.0057 1.52
38 15 0.0208 1.43

Using this approximation we can estimate the desired noise floor of the seismometer to subtract seismic noise from MC_F

sim_delta.png

Desired seismometer noise should be 100 times less then Guralp's. ADC noise is still less then this level, so this will not be a problem.

Note: for longer cavities condition for seismometer noise becomes more week as fcrit decreases with length.

  6693   Sat May 26 23:57:11 2012 DenUpdatePEMGuralp noise

I've looked through the Guralp manual to figure out what noise do they declare. They present it in acceleration units in dB relative to 1 m2 / s4 / Hz. I've converted my measurements to this units and got

noises.png

They declare much better noise. May be linoleum makes an effort. Do we have any isolation boxes?

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