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Entry  Tue Jan 21 16:13:03 2020, Duo, DailyProgress, , Distortion of noisemon IMG_1658.PNGIMG_1659.PNGupconv.pdfupconv5Hz.pdfupconvLinear.pdf
    Reply  Tue Jan 28 08:46:13 2020, rana, DailyProgress, Electronics, Distortion of noisemon 
Message ID: 1843     Entry time: Tue Jan 21 16:13:03 2020     Reply to this: 1844
Author: Duo 
Type: DailyProgress 
Subject: Distortion of noisemon 

We have sent version 2 noisemon boards (modifications from version 1 noted in 1835) to Livingston and Hanford. Chris noticed that there might be some upconversion problems under 20Hz (attachment 1 and 2). These plots from Chris are noisemon output with drive subtracted. Attachment 1 is the spectrum after replacement of noisemon board (version 2 board used), compared to attachment 2 which is before the replacement (version 1 board used). There is something going on near 15Hz. We think it might be due to upconversions under 15Hz.

We still have a spare board here. I modified it, tested it and looked at this issue, trying to reproduce. I sent a 10Hz 100 count amplitude signal to the board and compared it to the output with no input. This produces attachment 3. We see that once the 10Hz sine signal is sent, there are  lines above 10Hz, which is a sign of distortion.

I changed the input frequency to 5Hz and got attachment 4.

Attachment 5 is a linear plot to see where exactly those lines are. It seems they are indeed harmonics of 5Hz when the input signal is 5Hz.

I also tried higher frequencies up to 100Hz and saw similar harmonics.


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