Carbone, L. and Aston, S. M. and Cutler, R. M. and Freise, A. and Greenhalgh, J. and Heefner, J. and Hoyland, D. and Lockerbie, N. A. and Lodhia, D. and Robertson, N. A. and Speake, C. C. and Strain, K. A. and Vecchio, A. (2012) Sensors and actuators for the Advanced LIGO mirror suspensions. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 29 (11). Art. No. 115005. ISSN 0264-9381 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120618-102846109
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We have developed, produced and characterized integrated sensors, actuators and the related read-out and drive electronics that will be used for the control of the Advanced LIGO suspensions. The overall system consists of the BOSEMs (a displacement sensor with an integrated electromagnetic actuator), the satellite boxes (the BOSEM readout and interface electronics) and six different types of coil-driver units. In this paper, we present the design of this read-out and control system, we discuss the related performance relevant for the Advanced LIGO suspensions, and we report on the experimental activity finalized at the production of the instruments for the Advanced LIGO detectors.
|Additional Information:||© 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 27 January 2012; in final form 16 April 2012 Published 9 May 2012. The authors gratefully acknowledge the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) for funding of this project. We are grateful to the STFC, the University of Birmingham, the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde for financial support in the United Kingdom and to the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory and for US funding for the Advanced LIGO. NAR and JH were supported by NSF grant PHY-0107417. This document has been assigned LIGO document number LIGO-P1100208.|
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|Classification Code:||PACS: 04.80.Nn; 07.07.Df; 07.10.Fq; 07.50.-e|
|Official Citation:||Sensors and actuators for the Advanced LIGO mirror suspensions L Carbone et al 2012 Class. Quantum Grav. 29 115005|
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|Deposited By:||Jason Perez|
|Deposited On:||18 Jun 2012 20:39|
|Last Modified:||14 Nov 2012 21:25|
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