Compton Procedures (more detailed for experts or enterprising shift crew workers)
- 1 General Compton running
- 2 After a photon detector HV trip:
- 3 After a background scintillator HV trip
- 4 Logging into e-Detector HV module
- 5 Logging into QWAD threshold power supply
- 6 Backing out of the chicane
General Compton running
1.At least once every hour restart a new CODA run. CODA should be open on the first desktop of ccomptl1.
2.At least once every hour check the status of the HV. If a trip occurred, see below.
3.Check whether the laser is still flipping (EPICS channel cComptCavityPower).
--> This should be obvious from the camera as well. If not flipping, call an expert. This EPICS PV should be visible on the desktop of Striptools on ccomptl1.
After a photon detector HV trip:
1.Check that the normalized rate on the background scintillator (EPICS channel cComptScintRateNorm) is still below 200 Hz/uA.
--> If not, ask MCC for improvement in beam conditions if no clear isolated event happened. If the scnitillator rate climbs above 300 Hz/uA - we may want to back out of the chicane (consult an expert first). This EPICS PV should be visible on the desktop of Striptools on ccomptl1.
2.If beam conditions do improve and stabilize then wait 5 minutes after the trip and turn on the HV on the photon detector to 1700 V (channel ComptPhoton1).
--> The HV controls should be open on the 3rd ccomptl1 desktop. If not log on to cdaql5 as cvxwrks and cd to $EPSHV/tk then run ./HV_compton.tcl and turn on ComptPhoton1.
3.If the photon detector HV trips again within 15 minutes, leave the photon detector off but keep beam in the chicane.
4.Try to enable photon detector only after consulting the on-call expert or after significant improvement in beam conditions in the normalized rate on the background scintillator.
After a background scintillator HV trip
1.Make sure HV is off to the photon detector (channel PhotonDet_6).
--> The HV controls should be open on one of the ccomptl1 desktops. If not log on to cdaql4 as cvxwrks and cd to $EPSHV/tk then run ./HV_compton.tcl and turn on PhotonDet_6.
2.Ask MCC for improvement in beam conditions if no clear isolated event happened. If no improvement, back out of the chicane.
3.Five minutes after the trip, turn on the scintillator HV (channel TableScint_7) and if conditions have improved turn on the photon detector to 1700 V (channel ComptPhoton1).
4.If the background scintillator HV trips again within 5 minutes, potentially back out of the chicane after talking to the on-call expert.
Logging into e-Detector HV module
the text in italics (within braces) are just a hint to recall the command
- From any cdaq machine enter
telnet hctsv4 2003
- (Don't expect a prompt) press Ctrl+m followed by Ctrl+j to sync the module with the communicating port
- Ctrl+m followed by Ctrl+j has to be used as a substitute of 'enter' at the end of all the following commands.
- From here one can seek to change or query the status of the HV module. Following are some relevant commands
u1 (voltage readback on channel A of the module) i1 (current readback on channel A of the module) d1=400 (setting the voltage on channel A to 400 for ramping up the voltage) d1=0 (setting the voltage on channel B to 0 for ramping down the voltage) d1 (querying the set voltage on channel A) g1 (go to the set voltage on channel A) s1 (querying the current status of channel A)
- The channel A provides HV to detector planes 1 and 3, while channel B provides HV to planes 2 and 4.
- Similarly, channel B can be queried or set by using '2' instead of '1' in the above commands.
Logging into QWAD threshold power supply
- From any cdaq machine enter
telnet hctsv5 2011
- (Don't expect a prompt) press Ctrl + ] to get to the telnet mode and then
- enter the following command followed by the 'Enter' key
- From here one can seek to change or query the status of this power supply. Following are some relevant commands
- 'syst:rem' should always be the first command while accessing the module remotely
syst:rem (to put the system into remote mode)
Setting up threshold PS parameters
SYST:LOC (setting the system for local access)
VOLT:PROT 5.6 (setting voltage trip level to 5.6V)
CURR:PROT 1.6 (setting current trip level to 1.6V)
OUTP ON (setting output on)
OUTP OFF (setting output off)
VOLT:RANG 20V (setting voltage range to 20V(can also set to 8V range))
VOLT:STEP 0.2 (setting voltage step to 0.2V)
VOLT 5.0 (setting the output voltage directly to a given value(eg. 5.0V))
CURR 1.0 (setting max allowed Current output during CV operation to 1.0 A)
System Parameter Status Query
SYST:ERR? (checking if there was an error)
OUTP? (1:output is on; 0: output is off)
VOLT:PROT? (presently set value for Voltage Protection)
VOLT:PROT:STAT? (1:Voltage protection on; 0:voltage protection off)
VOLT:PROT:TRIP? (1:Voltage protection tripped; 0:voltage protection okay)
CURR:PROT? (presently set value for Over Current Protection)
CURR:PROT:STAT? (1:Current protection circuit on; 0:current protection off)
CURR:PROT:TRIP? (1:Current protection tripped; 0:Current protection okay)
VOLT:RANG? (returns the current voltage range value)
Clearing system errors
VOLT:PROT:CLE (clears the over-voltage protection)
CURR:PROT:CLE (clears the over-current protection)
Reading back set values
measure:current? (gives the read-back current)
measure:voltage? (gives the read-back voltage)
VOLT? (query set voltage output for CV operation)
CURR? (query max current output during CV operation)
Backing out of the chicane
1.Make sure Beam is off and the e-detector motion FSD is masked
2.Turn off the HV on the photon detector (channel ComptPhoton1)
3.Retract the electron detector (send to "GARAGE")
4.Ask MCC to restore beam through the straight through section.
5.Keep monitoring the rate on the background scintillator (EPICS channel cComptScintRateNorm)