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 * With IP LVDT damping and other controls on, the residual motion is as follows [[http://klog.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/osl/?r=9086||9086]]:  * With IP LVDT damping and other controls on, the residual motion is as follows [[http://klog.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/osl/?r=9086|9086]]:

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Type B (Mark)

Report for the week 6/3

Inertial Damping and Residual Motion Stuff
  • See Klog 9064

  • SRM IP L and T is blended at ~110 mHz while IP Y is blended at 260 mHz (Lucia's old filter). The stability test was carried over the past weekend with inertial damping and all other stages on. The system seems stable.
  • To study to performance of the inertial damping, I improvised an OL windshield for SRM.
  • Another round of diagonalization was carried just because we have better sensitivity.
  • With IP LVDT damping and other controls on, the residual motion is as follows 9086:

RMS Displacement:




0.4 µm

0.1076 µm


1 µrad

0.0569 µrad


1 µrad

0.0598 µrad

RMS Velocity:




0.5 µm

0.1014 µm/s



0.2165 µrad/s



0.1776 µrad/s

* I measured the residual motion with inertial damping, inertial damping without LVDT DC, normal damping without LVDT DC. Results are pretty similar.

Type B (Mark)

Report for the week 5/27 (written by Fabian)

  • Shoda-san implemented the moderate watchdog: when tripping the amount of actuation will ramp down to zero smoothly. Klog entry 9009.

  • Terrence updated the BS guardian.
  • Terrence designed a VIS status monitor. The font might be too small for some people.
  • Terrence worked on SRM inertial damping.
    • There is coherence between the geophones and LVDTs at 0.1 Hz.
    • He designed a filter with a blending frequency of 0.110 Hz.
    • The system seems stable.
  • For SR2 Fabian calculated the sensor noise fed back into the system by the control loop: entry 8979.

    • The GAS filters' contrbution is too high.
    • I asked Enzo and he didn't rolled off the filters at higher frequecies.
    • Filter modification was assigned to Fabian.
  • Fabian and Yokozawa-san measured the settings of the SR3 LVDT driver. Klog entry 9025.

  • In the weekly comissioning meeting Fabian made the commitment of writing a list of the measurements we want to do with the DRMI for Type B characterization.I will write it by next week and send it around for comnents.

Type B (Mark)

Report for the week 5/20 (written by Fabian)

  • Terrence implemented a filter for the inertial damping. See entry 8905.

  • The highlight of the week is Terrence's measurement of the residual motion of the SR2 optic: as measured by the oplev, it does fulfill the RMS displacement and velocity requirements for lock acquisition and, partially, for the observation mode also. See the report at klog entry 8949.

    • The integrated RMS was calculated from 5 Hz to DC because there are some peaks between 8 Hz and 10 Hz and whose origin still has to be clarified. See the report at entries 8918 and 8933.

    • After Akutsu-san's suggestion Terrence improved the air shield in two rounds, including a cylindrical cover around the viewport. This reduced the noise by about a factor of 10.
    • He realized setting up the shield may have slightly changed something in the oplev and carried out another round of diagonalization.
    • He realized the H3 coil was not working. We fixed it.A cable was disconnected.
    • The optic residual motion in L showed a large peaks close to 0.2 Hz, which is where the micro-seismic may become apparent. The peak was not seen in P or Y. The inertial damping system is likely not working in a suitable way. The blending frequency is 0.190 Hz which may not be low enough.
    • At the end measurement of the residual motion reported was carried out with inertial damping only in yaw.
  • Fabian, Terrence and Fujii-kun measured the settings of the SR2, BS LVDT drivers and one of SR2's. See klogs 8941 , 8951 and 8952.

  • Fabian worked more on the calculation of the amount of sensor noise injected:
    • I imported Panwei's OSEM noise measurements and calculated the virtual sensor noise.
    • I imported Fujii-kun's measuement of the geophone noise and calculated the virtual sensor noise.
    • I imported the blending filter
    • I wrote lots of comments in Sekiguchi-kun's Matlab scripts.
    • I will write a klog soon with preliminar results.
  • Fabian submitted and abstract for the Autumn JPS meeting on September.

Plan for the week 5/25

  • Terrence will work in the optimization of the inertial damping.
  • Fabian will continue with the calculation and prepare a presentation for the conference in Brazil.

Report for Golden Week

  • Mark monitored vent and pumpdown, and worked on vistools.py.

Report for the week of 5/6

  • Lucia and Terrence got the blending working for the IP LVDTs and geophones.
  • Terrence and Mark modified the models and MEDM screens to add a new IP block, IDAMP, for damping using the blended signal with inertial information, and a new DAMPMODE block for ramping smoothly between IDAMP and the old DAMP.
  • Mark worked on vistools.py, improving the support for cdsMuxMatrix blocks (e.g., OSEM2EUL) and adding support for cdsRampMuxMatrix blocks (e.g., the newly introduced DAMPMODE). He also created two sets of unit tests, unittest.py and unittest.sh, for the two modes of use (as a Python module in other Python programs, and as a command-line utility in bash).

Report for week of 5/13

  • Terrence measured Q's for nearly all modes on SR2 from TFs and then did some ring-down tests to get a better estimate of some high-Q modes.
  • Terrence and Mark looked at the velocity and angular velocity noise of the SR2 as reported by the LEN and TILT OLs.
    • The Y signal was fairly clean and the Y RMS angular velocity requirement was met. However the L signal was quite noisy, and was also contaminating the P signal due to the large cross terms in the diagonalization matrix. The RMS L from 5 Hz down with damping on was around 10 µm/s, which is 10 times the requirement. However little of this was due to pendulum resonances - most of the noise was featureless and broadband. In displacement units the noise was flat up to about 1 Hz and then smoothly rolled off to f^-2. The noise in the raw P and Y signals (not yet divided by the sum) was about 10 times the noise in the SUM.
    • We tried improving the noise with different whitening settings. Increasing the overall gain, increasing it at the QPD but reducing it at the whitening filter, and switching off the 1-10Hz boost whitening filter (and compensating software filter) had no effect. Blocking the beam reduced the noise by about 2 orders and brought the raw P and Y in line with the SUM, suggesting that the problem was before the QPD. Akutsu-san says the noise spectrum looks like it may be limited by air currents, and we probably need better wind shielding.
  • Mark swapped in an improved version of vistools.py, debugged a few small issues, and simplified the TYPEB.py Guardian.

  • Fabian embarked on a project to calculate the residual motion within KAGRA's observation band (beginning at 10 Hz) to make sure The Type B suspension fulfills the requirement, and calculate the speed of the optic to make sure we can acquire the lock.
    • He modified Takanori's Simulink/Matlab simulation in order to include the length sensing oplev and its control feedback path.
    • He imported Enzo's IM/GAS/IP-LVDT filters into the simulation.
    • He imported into the simulation the measured LVDT floor noise (sensitivities).
    • He calculated the IP-L, IP-T and IP-Y sensitivities.

Plan for week of 5/20

  • Mark at Mitaka Mon, Tue; US from Wed till 6/11.
  • Fabian
    • Import Panwei's OSEM sensitivity measurements and calculate the sensitivity of the virtual IM sensors.
    • Import geophones sensitivities and calculate the sensitivity of the corresponding virtual sensors.
    • Import Licia's and Terrence's inertial sensing filters.
  • Terrence
    • Try to reduce the OL noise and get better estimates of the RMS velocity with damping on.

Vacation/Travel Info

  • Terrence's next visit from 4/18 to 7/27.
  • Mark's US vacation from 5/22 to 6/11.
  • Fabian at conference in Brazil from 5/31 to 6/17.
  • Mark's final day 6/28.

KAGRA/Subgroups/VIS/TypeB/Minutes (last edited 2022-07-01 13:49:37 by fabian.arellano)