Process: Characterization of the Piezo Micromanipulator starting 2013-07-16 ending 2013-07-19

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R&d optics work: 1.00 Time - Hours due July 19, 2013

June 17, 2013
See documentation in this doc
https://docs.google.com/document/d/180NuS2Rn6rIUfML0skvjQJAYBXNdBNxFsIZbZXa3HwU/edit#

The setup was made before, there is another labnote for it.
http://valnet.webfactional.com/accounting/labnotes/324/

June 17, 2013
Continued the work. See the Google doc for more details. Jonathan and Antonio were also involved.
We discovered that the analog out of the Labjack is limited to steps of 0.02Volts. We need 0.002Volts resolution, in order to test below 0.5um piezo steps. Jonathan will make a circuit for this.

July 18, 2013
Continued work on characterization. I am doing long acquisitions for precision tests. These results will be entered in the document in the Precision section.

August 01, 2013
Worked with Bing and Antonio on the Piezo. We have a problem with the assembly of the piezo controller. Jonathan made a new prototype and we tested it and it did not work. Frederic's prototype still works fine. We could not clearly understand why the second prototype did not work. The new boards for the product seam to be fine. So the problem is still a mystery.

August 05, 2013
Recreated the characterization setup, because Jonathan had taken the piezo driver prototype away for the fabrication. I modified the way the fiber is attached to the piezo stack.

August 06, 2913
Resumed characterization experiments. I worked on Precision. See more
https://docs.google.com/document/d/180NuS2Rn6rIUfML0skvjQJAYBXNdBNxFsIZbZXa3HwU/edit#
The long-term stability problem prevents us from directly measure precision. I put a note in the doc and sent message to the team about it.
"This [long-term stability of the Mosquito] is a problem with the acquisition system and with the Mosquito in general that we need to address! We need to improve the architecture of the Mosquito by integrating a reference, which is divided from the signal to account for intensity fluctuations."
I entered the best data here.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjrQyEif2HItdGJ4TEQxcHdOVzJvdmdHU3lrVUN4OFE#gid=0
One way around the stability is to measure the difference between 0 Volt and the x Volt, "x" representing an input voltage to the piezo controller, which will result in a motion step.
Data still needs to be processed.

Oct 23, 2013,
tested the 2 axis piezo system, driver and the actuator. Worked with Antonio and Jonathan. Produced the piezo manual
https://docs.google.com/document/d/18K3m9b_4ah3igcSYuZX4mkTkGPJBSjQVfBVbWE10GC0/edit#

Taken by Tibi
Work events:
Oct. 23, 2013 1.50 Time - Hours Done by Tibi

June 17, 2013
See documentation in this doc
https://docs.google.com/document/d/180NuS2Rn6rIUfML0skvjQJAYBXNdBNxFsIZbZXa3HwU/edit#

The setup was made before, there is another labnote for it.
http://valnet.webfactional.com/accounting/labnotes/324/

June 17, 2013
Continued the work. See the Google doc for more details. Jonathan and Antonio were also involved.
We discovered that the analog out of the Labjack is limited to steps of 0.02Volts. We need 0.002Volts resolution, in order to test below 0.5um piezo steps. Jonathan will make a circuit for this.

July 18, 2013
Continued work on characterization. I am doing long acquisitions for precision tests. These results will be entered in the document in the Precision section.

August 01, 2013
Worked with Bing and Antonio on the Piezo. We have a problem with the assembly of the piezo controller. Jonathan made a new prototype and we tested it and it did not work. Frederic's prototype still works fine. We could not clearly understand why the second prototype did not work. The new boards for the product seam to be fine. So the problem is still a mystery.

August 05, 2013
Recreated the characterization setup, because Jonathan had taken the piezo driver prototype away for the fabrication. I modified the way the fiber is attached to the piezo stack.

August 06, 2913
Resumed characterization experiments. I worked on Precision. See more
https://docs.google.com/document/d/180NuS2Rn6rIUfML0skvjQJAYBXNdBNxFsIZbZXa3HwU/edit#
The long-term stability problem prevents us from directly measure precision. I put a note in the doc and sent message to the team about it.
"This [long-term stability of the Mosquito] is a problem with the acquisition system and with the Mosquito in general that we need to address! We need to improve the architecture of the Mosquito by integrating a reference, which is divided from the signal to account for intensity fluctuations."
I entered the best data here.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjrQyEif2HItdGJ4TEQxcHdOVzJvdmdHU3lrVUN4OFE#gid=0
One way around the stability is to measure the difference between 0 Volt and the x Volt, "x" representing an input voltage to the piezo controller, which will result in a motion step.
Data still needs to be processed.

Oct 23, 2013,
tested the 2 axis piezo system, driver and the actuator. Worked with Antonio and Jonathan. Produced the piezo manual
https://docs.google.com/document/d/18K3m9b_4ah3igcSYuZX4mkTkGPJBSjQVfBVbWE10GC0/edit#

Aug. 6, 2013 5.00 Time - Hours Done by Tibi

June 17, 2013
See documentation in this doc
https://docs.google.com/document/d/180NuS2Rn6rIUfML0skvjQJAYBXNdBNxFsIZbZXa3HwU/edit#

The setup was made before, there is another labnote for it.
http://valnet.webfactional.com/accounting/labnotes/324/

June 17, 2013
Continued the work. See the Google doc for more details. Jonathan and Antonio were also involved.
We discovered that the analog out of the Labjack is limited to steps of 0.02Volts. We need 0.002Volts resolution, in order to test below 0.5um piezo steps. Jonathan will make a circuit for this.

July 18, 2013
Continued work on characterization. I am doing long acquisitions for precision tests. These results will be entered in the document in the Precision section.

August 01, 2013
Worked with Bing and Antonio on the Piezo. We have a problem with the assembly of the piezo controller. Jonathan made a new prototype and we tested it and it did not work. Frederic's prototype still works fine. We could not clearly understand why the second prototype did not work. The new boards for the product seam to be fine. So the problem is still a mystery.

August 05, 2013
Recreated the characterization setup, because Jonathan had taken the piezo driver prototype away for the fabrication. I modified the way the fiber is attached to the piezo stack.

August 06, 2913
Resumed characterization experiments. I worked on Precision. See more
https://docs.google.com/document/d/180NuS2Rn6rIUfML0skvjQJAYBXNdBNxFsIZbZXa3HwU/edit#
The long-term stability problem prevents us from directly measure precision. I put a note in the doc and sent message to the team about it.
"This [long-term stability of the Mosquito] is a problem with the acquisition system and with the Mosquito in general that we need to address! We need to improve the architecture of the Mosquito by integrating a reference, which is divided from the signal to account for intensity fluctuations."
I entered the best data here.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjrQyEif2HItdGJ4TEQxcHdOVzJvdmdHU3lrVUN4OFE#gid=0
One way around the stability is to measure the difference between 0 Volt and the x Volt, "x" representing an input voltage to the piezo controller, which will result in a motion step.
Data still needs to be processed.

Aug. 1, 2013 3.00 Time - Hours Done by Tibi

June 17, 2013
See documentation in this doc
https://docs.google.com/document/d/180NuS2Rn6rIUfML0skvjQJAYBXNdBNxFsIZbZXa3HwU/edit#

The setup was made before, there is another labnote for it.
http://valnet.webfactional.com/accounting/labnotes/324/

June 17, 2013
Continued the work. See the Google doc for more details. Jonathan and Antonio were also involved.
We discovered that the analog out of the Labjack is limited to steps of 0.02Volts. We need 0.002Volts resolution, in order to test below 0.5um piezo steps. Jonathan will make a circuit for this.

July 18, 2013
Continued work on characterization. I am doing long acquisitions for precision tests. These results will be entered in the document in the Precision section.

August 01, 2013
Worked with Bing and Antonio on the Piezo. We have a problem with the assembly of the piezo controller. Jonathan made a new prototype and we tested it and it did not work. Frederic's prototype still works fine. We could not clearly understand why the second prototype did not work. The new boards for the product seam to be fine. So the problem is still a mystery.

July 18, 2013 5.00 Time - Hours Done by Tibi

June 17, 2013
See documentation in this doc
https://docs.google.com/document/d/180NuS2Rn6rIUfML0skvjQJAYBXNdBNxFsIZbZXa3HwU/edit#

The setup was made before, there is another labnote for it.
http://valnet.webfactional.com/accounting/labnotes/324/

June 17, 2013
Continued the work. See the Google doc for more details. Jonathan and Antonio were also involved.
We discovered that the analog out of the Labjack is limited to steps of 0.02Volts. We need 0.002Volts resolution, in order to test below 0.5um piezo steps. Jonathan will make a circuit for this.

July 18, 2013
Continued work on characterization. I am doing long acquisitions for precision tests. These results will be entered in the document in the Precision section.

July 17, 2013 5.00 Time - Hours Done by Tibi

June 17, 2013
See documentation in this doc
https://docs.google.com/document/d/180NuS2Rn6rIUfML0skvjQJAYBXNdBNxFsIZbZXa3HwU/edit#

The setup was made before, there is another labnote for it.
http://valnet.webfactional.com/accounting/labnotes/324/

June 17, 2013
Continued the work. See the Google doc for more details. Jonathan and Antonio were also involved.

July 16, 2013 7.00 Time - Hours Done by Tibi

Usable Inputs

Microscope : 1.00 Each due July 19, 2013
Onhand: Confocal Dilson's 1.00 Each
Used: Confocal Dilson's 0.00 Time - Hours July 16, 2013 by SENSORICA
Onhand: Confocal Phil's 1.00 Each
Onhand: Inverted Phil 1.00 Each
Onhand: Microscope inverted Dilson 4.00 Each
Onhand: Stereo microscope - large Phil 1.00 Each
Onhand: Stereo microscope - large SENSORICA 1.00 Each
Used: Stereo microscope - large SENSORICA 4.00 Time - Hours July 16, 2013 by SENSORICA
Oscilloscope: 1.00 Each due July 19, 2013
Onhand: Oscilloscope from Bill 1.00 Each
DAQ and controller: 1.00 Each due July 19, 2013
Onhand: Arduino nano 1.00 Each
Onhand: Arduino UNO 2.00 Each
Onhand: DAQ and controller LabJack U3 HV 2.00 Each
Used: DAQ and controller LabJack U3 HV 7.00 Time - Hours July 16, 2013 by SENSORICA
Onhand: Phil's USB DAQ 1.00 Each
Lab (space): 1.00 Area - square meters due July 19, 2013
Onhand: Space - Frederic D's lab 200.00 Area - square meters
Onhand: Space - Makxim's lab 100.00 Area - square meters
Used: Space - Makxim's lab 0.00 Time - Hours July 16, 2013 by SENSORICA
Onhand: Space - Phil's lab 25.00 Area - square meters
Onhand: Space - SENSORICA Montreal lab 250.00 Area - square meters
Used: Space - SENSORICA Montreal lab 12.00 Time - Hours July 16, 2013 by SENSORICA
Onhand: Space - SENSORICA Robotics lab 1000.00 Area - square meters
Power supply: 1.00 Each due July 19, 2013
Onhand: Hantek power supply USB 1.00 Each
Onhand: Power supply GQ 1.00 Each
Used: Power supply GQ 11.00 Time - Hours July 16, 2013 by SENSORICA
Onhand: POWER SUPPLY WALL 24V 1A 3.00 Each
Office Space: 1.00 Area - square meters due July 19, 2013
Computer program prototype: 1.00 Each due July 19, 2013
Onhand: Arduino servo motor control 1.00 Time - Hours
Onhand: Knowledge management system 1.00 Time - Hours
Onhand: Mosquito DAQ full 1.00 Time - Hours
Onhand: Mosquito LabView program with LabJack 1.00 Time - Hours
Used: Mosquito LabView program with LabJack 10.00 Time - Hours Aug. 6, 2013 by SENSORICA
Onhand: Mosquito LabView program with NI DAQ 1.00 Time - Hours
Onhand: Mosquito_LJ_FullStrm_LV85-V4 1.00 Time - Hours
Onhand: Mosquito LJ multiple input 1.00 Time - Hours
Onhand: Mosquito LJ stream full 1.00 Time - Hours
Onhand: Piezo LabView with FPGA 1.00 Time - Hours
Onhand: Piezo LabView with LabJack 1.00 Time - Hours
Used: Piezo LabView with LabJack 7.00 Time - Hours Aug. 6, 2013 by SENSORICA
Onhand: Piezo LabView with NI DAQ 1.00 Time - Hours
Onhand: Piezo_LJ-1ax-v2 1.00 Time - Hours
Onhand: Piezo_LJ-3ax-v1 1.00 Time - Hours
Onhand: Piezo_LJ-3ax-v2 1.00 Time - Hours
Onhand: Piezo motor Arduino control program 1.00 Time - Hours
Onhand: PropDAQ Firmware 1.00 Time - Hours
Onhand: PropMeter PC Software 1.00 Time - Hours
Onhand: TapeSensorDirectional_LJ_LV85_V2_2fast 1.00 Time - Hours
Onhand: Working on Robot Finger Firmware on the FC 1.00 Time - Hours
Camera photo/video: 1.00 Each due July 19, 2013
Onhand: Celestron microscope USB camera 1.00 Each
Used: Celestron microscope USB camera 1.00 Time - Hours July 16, 2013 by SENSORICA
Onhand: HP webcam 1.00 Each
Onhand: Logitech HD webcam 1 1.00 Each
Onhand: Logitech low def. 1.00 Each
Onhand: Phil's CCD 1.00 Each
Onhand: Video camera 99%media 2.00 Each

Process context:

Pattern: Generic R&D
Context: Manipulators

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Process notes:

Using a piezo stack and Frederic's prototype.