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==== Report for the week of 4/8 ====
 * Support of Type Bp
  * Mark made lots of Guardian improvements:
   * Used Guardian's timer functionality to drastically reduce the number of notifications during ramping.
   * Added new requestable states DCCTRL_ONLY and NEUTRAL (and associated transitional states) to facilitate testing.
   * Tidied up the code to use tabs consistently throughout for indentation.
   * Disabled the test for the IM-H coil driver WD (to work around the fact that only the relay in the chassis has been disabled, not the WD signals going to the BIO).
 * We opened the BS tank lid and offloaded a large IM-Y offset to F0-Y with manual adjustment of the broken yaw mechanism).
 * We opened the SR2 side doors and adjusted the V1 OSEM to mid-range.
 * Mark offloaded a large SR2 IM-Y offset to F0-Y.
 * Mark did health checks for BS, SR2 and SR3.
 * Fabian offloaded yaw from SRM and did the SRM health check.
 * Fabian updated the Python code for the stepper driver MEDM screen to reflect that two stepper drivers have different mappings to work around dead channels.
 * Fabian monitored pumpdown on Friday afternoon and will continue on Saturday.
==== Report for the week of 4/15 ====
 * Fabian debugged a dead stepper on SR3 (broken driver channel) and a dead geophone on SRM (unplugged cable). He made another update to the table used by the Python script for the stepper driver MEDM screen to reflect the remapping.
 * Fabian monitored the pumpdown and he and Hirata-san did post-pumpdown checks of all the suspensions. They were all healthy.
 * Hirata-san participated in the health checks and learned about the computer systems.
 * Mark did major revisions to the MEDM menu on the OVERVIEW screen with scripts for making `safe.snap` files and snapshots of setpoints. He made the `safe.snap` files in directories under `/opt/rtcds/kamioka/k1/target` into symbolic links to files in `/opt/rtcds/userapps/release/vis/k1/burtfiles`, alongside the setpoint files, so that they could be backed up to the SVN (as at LIGO).
 * Mark did major updates to his `vistools.py` Python package for manipulating the suspensions (based on his LIGO `sustools.py`). He added entries for Type B suspensions to the internal database and added commands for manipulating SET and DCCTRL blocks. He also added commands to simulate pressing on the `CLEAR HISTORY` and `LOAD COEFFICIENTS` buttons.
 * Mark started updating the `TYPEB.py` Guardian definition file to use `vistools.py`. So far only the `ENGAGING_IP_CONTROL` state has been fully rewritten and tested, but other states will be simple adaptations. It should be easy to do Type A and other Guardians in the same style.
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==== Plan for week of 4/15 ====
 * Mark, Hirata-san at Kamioka Tue-Thu.
 * Fabian at Kamioka Mon-Wed.
 * All at f2f Meeting 4/19-21.
 * Post-pumpdown health checks.
 * Teach Hirata-san about the computer systems and control theory.
==== Plan for week of 4/22 ====
 * Mark, Terrence at Kamioka Mon-Fri.
 * Fabian at Kamioka Mon-Thu.
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  * Update vistools.py (formerly LIGO sustools.py) for Type B and KAGRA, and have the TYPEB.py Guardian use it where appropriate.   * Improve `vistools.py` (add more useful functions; add docstrings; add support for Type A/Bp/C; create test suite).
  * Finish and test new Guardian code using `vistools.py`.
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 * Mark at Mitaka 4/15.
 * f2f 4/19 (Friday), 4/20, 4/21.
* Terrence's next visit from 4/18.
 * Terrence's next visit from 4/18 to 7/27.

Scraps of text for incorporation in the VIS Meeting Minutes

KAGRA/Subgroups/VIS/MeetingNAOJ

Type B (Mark)

Report for the week of 4/15

  • Fabian debugged a dead stepper on SR3 (broken driver channel) and a dead geophone on SRM (unplugged cable). He made another update to the table used by the Python script for the stepper driver MEDM screen to reflect the remapping.
  • Fabian monitored the pumpdown and he and Hirata-san did post-pumpdown checks of all the suspensions. They were all healthy.
  • Hirata-san participated in the health checks and learned about the computer systems.
  • Mark did major revisions to the MEDM menu on the OVERVIEW screen with scripts for making safe.snap files and snapshots of setpoints. He made the safe.snap files in directories under /opt/rtcds/kamioka/k1/target into symbolic links to files in /opt/rtcds/userapps/release/vis/k1/burtfiles, alongside the setpoint files, so that they could be backed up to the SVN (as at LIGO).

  • Mark did major updates to his vistools.py Python package for manipulating the suspensions (based on his LIGO sustools.py). He added entries for Type B suspensions to the internal database and added commands for manipulating SET and DCCTRL blocks. He also added commands to simulate pressing on the CLEAR HISTORY and LOAD COEFFICIENTS buttons.

  • Mark started updating the TYPEB.py Guardian definition file to use vistools.py. So far only the ENGAGING_IP_CONTROL state has been fully rewritten and tested, but other states will be simple adaptations. It should be easy to do Type A and other Guardians in the same style.

Plan for week of 4/22

  • Mark, Terrence at Kamioka Mon-Fri.
  • Fabian at Kamioka Mon-Thu.
  • Work with Lucia to do blending of the IP LVDTs and geophones.
  • More Guardian improvements.
    • Improve vistools.py (add more useful functions; add docstrings; add support for Type A/Bp/C; create test suite).

    • Finish and test new Guardian code using vistools.py.

    • Modify RT models and/or Guardian to revert to the SAFE state under control in all but the most extreme emergency situations (rather than suddenly shutting off all output).
  • Work on Type B paper.
  • Tidy up.
    • Gather and clean tools.
    • Gather and organize unused parts and fasteners.

Vacation/Travel Info

  • Terrence's next visit from 4/18 to 7/27.
  • Fabian's vacation 4/26 to 5/10.
  • Mark's US vacation from 5/22 to 6/11.
  • Mark's final day 6/28.

KAGRA/Subgroups/VIS/TypeB/Minutes (last edited 2022-06-24 12:23:36 by fabian.arellano)