The 5 BS BRDs for installation at LHO are now assembled and tuned in the LLO Optics Lab. The target frequencies are 17.79 Hz and 26.06 Hz (ref alog 49643).
The masses I had to use for the Bounce mode are slightly heavier than I was expecting (above 10.10g instead of 9.90g). The masses for the Roll mode are in target. I deliberately tuned the BRDs to lower frequencies (between -1% and -2% below the target) to anticipate the drift that shifts the frequencies to higher values. After 2 days, the drifts seem lower than was previoulsy observed at CIT (about 0.1% per day compared to 0.5% per day) with some of the BRDs exhibiting no drift at all. That might be good news? Monitoring will continue over the next weeks.
The Q values fluctuate from measurement to measurement, but they are essentially close to 100.
I am using the LLO B&K vibrometer kit, with an older version of the software that Stuart help me to setup, to measure the resonant frequencies. The air flow from the flow bench is currently off.