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  114   Thu Oct 27 22:12:21 2022 ranaGeneralOptical Contactingplotting and PIDThe Arduino / AC PWM interface looks good.
I recommend that you maintain the code in
GitHub and post a link to the repo whenever
  
  Draft   Thu Oct 27 19:54:20 2022 Jennifer Hritz   Somehow I never thought of this before,
but instead of increasing the "on"
time of the hot plate to account for the
  
  112   Wed Oct 26 21:27:23 2022 JenniferGeneralOptical ContactingPWM 3.1 (more) very slow heating[I'm (once again) behind on data processing,
but I'm creating an entry on the day
I actually run the tests]
  
  Draft   Tue Oct 25 18:55:38 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingPWM 3.1 very slow heating[I'm behind on data processing, but
I'm creating an entry on the day I actually
run the tests]
  
  110   Mon Oct 24 21:23:22 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingPWM 3.1 longer off times in cycleTo combat the bottom plate heating up much
faster than the top plate, I decided to try
increasing the cycle period from 1000ms (1s)
 PWM_plates_-_1000_ms_on_9000_ms_off.pdf 
  109   Sun Oct 23 21:01:40 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingPWM 3.0 (+280C in 5)I decided test how fast the plates
would heat up if the heat was just on constantly
on for 5 minutes. In general, these tests
 PWM_plates_-_increase_280°C_in_5_minutes.pdf 
  108   Sat Oct 22 21:18:56 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingPWM v3.0With v3.0, I took a couple steps backwards
by getting rid of the feature that increases
the heating rate so I can isolate the base
 PWM_plates_-_increase_280C_in_10_minutes.pdf 
  107   Fri Oct 21 22:22:37 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingPWM v2.6 on new thermocouple set upI performed the same tests I have been
doing prior (+180°C in 10 minutes)
but now with the (correctly wired) thermocouples
 PWM_plates_-_increase_180C_in_10_minutes.pdf 
  106   Thu Oct 20 22:43:05 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingWired the thermocouples backwardsSince the two devices are giving different
temperature readings, I would like to find
out if this imprecision is linear (e.g. they
 wrong_correct_polarization_PXL_20221022_054250498_20221022_055117337.MP.jpg 
  105   Wed Oct 19 21:51:10 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingThe trials and tribulations of the thermocouplesI intended to test the new thermocouple
set up today, but when I plugged them in,
both did not read a temperature. It took
 thermocouple_connector_test_ciruit_PXL_20221020_035719119.MP.jpgcorrect_assembly_PXL_20221020_042855181.MP.jpgresistance_through_broken_and_fixed_connector_PXL_20221020_035951538_20221020_041939698.MP.jpgbroken_and_fixed_thermocouple_PXL_20221020_042242792_20221020_042201775.MP.jpgthermocouples_and_thermometers_room_temp.zip 
  104   Tue Oct 18 19:33:38 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingSetting up thermocouplesFirstly, last night's heating did not
change the contacted surface area greatly,
but there is too many factors to speculate
 first_real_PWM_test_samples_before_after_PXL_20221018_080838426.MP.jpgK_Type_connector_PXL_20221019_000708969.MP.jpgthermocouple_plates_PXL_20221019_003002817.MP.jpg 
  103   Mon Oct 17 23:17:25 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingTesting PWM code with actual samplesNow that I have (relatively) good PWM code,
I wanted to do my first real test with actual
samples. Since everything went smoothly,
 first_real_PWM_test_samples_before_PXL_20221018_071840794.MP.jpgfirst_real_PWM_test_set_up_PXL_20221018_071943406.MP.jpgfirst_real_PWM_test_in_action_PXL_20221018_072832135.mp4 
  102   Sun Oct 16 14:20:32 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingSamples after 2 weeks under pressureSince I was focusing on the hot plate code
and therefore did not need my weights, I
decided to leave them on top of my samples
 2_weeks_pressure_PXL_20221004_190652540_20221017_074745619.jpg 
  101   Sat Oct 15 21:59:13 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingHot plate PWM v2.6 Test #1, 2, 3I realized that, after changing so much
from v2.3 to 6, I should check that my first
two tests produce correct results with the
 PWM_v2.6_Test_#1_2_3_-_increase_180C_in_10_7_20_minutes.pdfPWM_v2.6_tests_data.zip 
  100   Fri Oct 14 21:36:52 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingHot plate PWM v2.6 Test #3The goal of "v2.X test #3" is
to heat the hot plate to 200°C over the
course of 20 minutes, and with v2.6, I have
 PWM_v2_Test_#3_-_increase_180°C_in_20_minutes.pdfPWM_v2.6_Test_#3_-_increase_180°C_in_20_minutes.pdfcycler_v1_graphs.zipcycler_v2_graphs.ziphot_plate_cycler_v1-2.6.zip 
  99   Thu Oct 13 20:56:48 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingHot plate PWM v2.4,5 Test #3My two corrections ended up being huge
overshoots. The drop off time (100°C)
is correct, but the default rate increase
 PWM_v2.3_Test_#3_-_increase_180C_in_20_minutes.pdf 
  98   Wed Oct 12 23:26:48 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingHot plate PWM v2.3 Test #3I tried increasing the temperature by 180°C
over 20 minutes. As suspected, it did not
quite reach the target temperature because
 PWM_v2.3_Test_#3_-_increase_180°C_in_20_minutes.pdf 
  97   Tue Oct 11 23:59:07 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingHot plate PWM v2.3 Test #1 and 2Here are the graphed results from
yesterday's tests, both by themselves
and overlayed with the previous tests. I
 PWM_v2.3_Test_#1_-_increase_180°C_in_10_minutes.pdfPWM_v2.3_Test_#2_-_increase_180°C_in_7_minutes.pdfPWM_v2_Test_#1_-_increase_180°C_in_10_minutes.pdfPWM_v2_Test_#2_-_increase_180°C_in_7_minutes.pdf 
  96   Mon Oct 10 15:34:13 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingHot plate PWM v2.1,2,3 Test #1 and v2.3 Test #2Before trying the PWM on actual samples,
I wanted to make one final attempt at improving
my code (labled as v2.1). This change
 PWM_v2.1_test1_max_rate_reached_and_peak_heat.jpg 
  95   Sun Oct 9 21:55:53 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingHot plate PWM v2 test #1 & 2For the following two graphs, I ram
four tests: two using the the v1 of the PWM
code and two using v2 of the PWM code. The
 PWM_v2_Test_#1_-_increase_180°C_in_10_minutes.pdfPWM_v2_Test_#2_-_increase_180°C_in_7_minutes.pdf 
  94   Sat Oct 8 23:22:25 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingHot plate PWM v2 test #1I had some trouble with the code not working
as intended (partially because it has been
I while since I coded in C++).
 PWM_v2_Test_#1.pdf 
  93   Fri Oct 7 21:20:08 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingHot plate PWM v2 progressI had a little set back regarding the non-linear
portion of the heating. After about 150°C,
if the heating rate is kept constant, the
 PWM_Test_#2_(log_comparison).pdfPWM_Test_#3_(log_comparison).pdf 
  92   Fri Oct 7 00:21:24 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingHot plate PWM Test #3The previous test was cycled with 0.3s
on follwed by 0.7s off*. This test was 0.7s
on followed by 0.3s off. I intended to let
 PWM_Test_#3.pdfPWM_Test_#3_(comparison).pdfhot_plate_cycler_v1.zipPWM_tests_1-3.zip 
  91   Wed Oct 5 23:24:08 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingHot plate PWM Test #2I repeated the first test, but let the
hot plate run longer. It revealed that the
linearity for the lower temperatures completely
 PWM_Test_#2.pdfPWM_Test_#2_(comparison).pdf 
  90   Tue Oct 4 22:15:23 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingHot plate PWM Test #1I wrote a program to control the heating
rate of the hot plate using Pulse Width Modulation
(PWM), and it was a great success!
 PWM_Test_#1_(first_300_sec).pdfframe_from_pwm_test1_video_PXL_20221005_064240498_exported_231444.jpg 
  89   Mon Oct 3 23:32:30 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingCause of improved bond: time or pressure (Update)I was unable to check the samples because
I could not get access to Bridge, so they
will be checked tomorrow and the results
 pressure_v_time_samples_both.jpg 
  88   Sun Oct 2 23:23:07 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingCause of improved bond: time or pressureBefore jumping to conclusions based on
my previous results, I wanted to check that
it was indeed heat and pressure, not time,
 before_time_on_left_pressure_on_right_PXL_20221003_061828860.MP.jpgset_up_time_vs_pressure_PXL_20221003_062018249.MP.jpgin_progress_time_vs_pressure_PXL_20221003_062117715.MP.jpg 
  87   Sat Oct 1 23:00:03 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical Contacting(RESULTS!) Quick test heat and pressure testThese are the results from the previous
log.
 samples_before_AND_after_pressure_PXL_20221002_054158446.MP.jpgsamples_before_AND_after_heat_w_pressure_PXL_20221002_053842185.MP.jpg 
  86   Fri Sep 30 21:51:31 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingQuick test heat and pressure testGiven that these glass slides are much
thinner than the ones I worked with prior,
I suspected they would be more receptive
 pressure_set_up_PXL_20221001_040539385.MP.jpgsamples_before_pressure_PXL_20221001_040441662.MP.jpgheat_w_pressure_set_up_PXL_20221001_033228622.MP.jpgsamples_before_heat_w_pressure_PXL_20221001_034620991.MP.jpg 
  84   Thu Sep 29 18:36:40 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingLooked at Thor Lab slides (continued)Continuining with my casual exploration
of the Thor Lab slides, I heated them from
off --> low --> med --> high, with
 before_heat_PXL_20220930_011031420.MP.jpgset_up_PXL_20220930_011050114.MP.jpgright_after_heating_PXL_20220930_014301900.MP.jpgafter_4ish_hours_of_cooling_PXL_20220930_063533904.jpg 
  83   Wed Sep 28 22:11:31 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingLooked at Thor Lab slidesWhile finalizing my work plan for the quarter,
I decided to look at the Thor Lab slides.
This was instructive because they highlighted
 thor_lab_slides_first_bond_PXL_20220929_045352675.MP.jpgthor_lab_slides_after_attempting_to_expand_bond_area_PXL_20220929_045510075.MP.jpg 
  82   Tue Sep 27 22:29:34 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingRazor test apparatus disassembly picturesPictures of the razor test apparatus before
and after disassembly, to make future reassembly
easier.
 razor_before_PXL_20220817_211123631.MP.jpgrazor_after_PXL_20220911_062818511.MP.jpg 
  81   Wed Sep 7 10:42:12 2022 RadhikaGeneralHeat LoadMariner TM Cooldown modelThe attached plot (upper) compares the
heat load delivered to the test mass from
various snout lengths (end to end), as a
 SnoutLengthCooldownTM.pdf 
  80   Mon Aug 29 15:44:46 2022 RadhikaGeneralHeat LoadMariner TM Cooldown modelHere is a more detailed analysis of varying
the length and radius of the snout.

Attachment 1 plots the heat load
 VaryingSnoutparams.pdfMarinerTMCooldown_snout_optimal.pdf 
  79   Fri Aug 26 14:24:57 2022 RadhikaGeneralHeat LoadMariner TM Cooldown modelHere I describe the current radiative cooldown
model for a Mariner test mass, using parameters
from the most recent CAD model. A diagram
 6x 
  78   Tue Aug 23 17:10:50 2022 PacoGeneralDesign specsNew corner plotsInstead of varying individual layer thicknesses
using the MC sampler, I made sure both the
thickness and index of refractions are varied
 ITM_corner.pdfETM_corner.pdf 
  77   Tue Aug 16 19:54:29 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingRazor blade testWe succeeded in setting up an apparatus
for quantifiying the razor blade test. After
mounting the glass slides such that
 PXL_20220817_023737796.MP.jpgPXL_20220817_023741865.MP.jpg 
  76   Tue Aug 16 09:58:23 2022 PacoGeneralDesign specsHR coating updateA couple of coating stacks with better
tolerance (transmission +- 10%). Attachments
#1-2 show the spectral reflectivities
 6x 
  75   Mon Aug 15 16:37:51 2022 Juan GeneralGeneralUpdate on Sat Amp and OSEMsSat
Amp 

 IMG-6458.jpgIMG-6355.jpgIMG-6459.jpgIMG-6460.jpgOSEMdata.png 
  74   Mon Aug 8 13:00:56 2022 JuanGeneralGeneralSat Amp testing of OSEMSIn the following test, a single Sat Amp
chassis that holds Sat Amp Board S1106078
and S1106077
 OSEMs.xlsx 
  73   Thu Aug 4 13:44:56 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingSuccess with slowly heatingYesterday, I did two rounds of slowly heating
4 samples to the maximum hot plate temperature.
This was to formally test if my success
 PXL_20220803_232203193.jpgPXL_20220804_002433906.jpg 
  72   Thu Aug 4 11:26:55 2022 JuanGeneralGeneralSat AmpSat amp seems to be working just fine.
There does seem to be a saturation issue
with one of the outputs we may need to change
 IMG-6153.jpg 
  71   Wed Jul 27 14:50:20 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingBonding without liquids and narrowing down heating issueI have found that, after cleaning the glass
with methanol (or even sometimes with just a dry
lense-cleaning cloth), I can get glass slides to
 PXL_20220727_214658230.jpgPXL_20220727_214241668.mp4 
  70   Tue Jul 26 14:17:44 2022 JuanGeneralGeneralOSEMS actuators we have 23 OSEMS they look all full built
and I will try and test them this week and
or next week.
 8x 
  69   Fri Jul 22 13:47:47 2022 JuanGeneralGeneralUpdateJust a general update of what I have been
up to deriving Lagrange for double pendulum
system and also been looking at code that
  
  68   Fri Jul 22 13:36:55 2022 PacoGeneralDesign specsHR coating updateHere are some corner plots to analyze the
sensitivity of the designs in the previous
elog to a 1% gaussian
 ETM_corner.pdfITM_corner.pdf 
  67   Mon Jul 18 18:34:29 2022 PacoGeneralDesign specsHR coating updateI've been running the HR coating optimization
for mariner TMs. Relative to the specifications
found here
 ETM_R.pdfITM_R.pdfETM_Layers.pdfITM_Layers.pdf 
  66   Thu Jul 14 14:55:01 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingTesting isopropanol and methanolNote that I am just testing out different
techniques, so I have not set up the thermocouples
to precisely measure the temperatue.
 PXL_20220714_220953206.MP_2.jpgPXL_20220714_220940258.MP_2.jpgPXL_20220714_222105409.jpgPXL_20220713_003923957.jpg 
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