RC meeting and Run Plan, Wednesday November 2nd

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RC Meeting Information

Time:at 3:00pm today

  • Location: Counting house conference room

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  • Yesterday, it was proposed that we shift this meeting to 3:30 every day, rather than 3:00 with 3:30 on Monday (to avoid Hall C conflict). Any concerns/objections?

Current Status

Polarized Target

  • Current Polarization: N/A
  • Requesting hourly screenshots of Target Strip Charts (and keep an eye on these during shift) - Should be removed after configuration change ended
  • Need one more set of measurements to be 100% confident in getting good results from first kinematic point - will take additional measurements on swing/owl shifts (target expert + TO)

Run Status

  • Hall went to restricted access this morning to allow work.
    • HCal move is underway; update from Jessie
    • More tests of the new VME crate (BPMs and more)
  • Today was beam studies; accelerator setting up separator for 3-pass delivery
    • Expect to ask for beam delivery on Saturday or Sunday; details depend on timing of work in the hall. Hopefully this will allow for extra target tests in the new configuration before data taking.
  • Other Subsystem updates?

Future Plans

  • Hall back in power permit tonight for magnet-on target measurements.
    • Plan on more measurements in power permit overnight, as needed
  • Tomorrow morning, move to Restricted Access (pushed back from yesterday)
    • Radcon will come in ~7:30 to bag up contaminated items in target enclosure; prepare for work
    • Target group will prepare target enclosure for field measurements and then make the measurements
    • During some of this time, the BB/SBS magnets will be ON during the Controlled Access (under special test procedures). Check with RC before going down
    • Hall open for other work, e.g. oven interlock box installation (which I mistakenly listed as already done yesterday)
  • Any other access needed tonight, tomorrow, or Thursday?

Other Topics

Experimental progress (for MCC planning meeting): Based on UPDATED Run Coordinator instructions (new this week)

  • 6.1% of accumulated charge for PRODUCTION data (13.55 Coulombs out of 232)
  • 27% Experimental run time (38 out of 141 days)

Current Run Plan

Configuration change.

'Need updated 'standard' run plan for 3-pass data taking ------

NMR measurement Restore beam

Run Plan 1.) He-3 runs, at 45uA of beam current. Use ps3==0, ps5=12, all others -1. Take four runs that should each last for one hour. 2.) Move the target to the pickup coil position, and the TO should run an NMR sweep to measure the polarization. 3.) Return to step 1.)

  • Keep an eye out for drifting BPM positions
  • Log all DAQ crashes in the excel worksheet along with the reason for the crash
  • If beam has been down due to accelerator issues perform a checkout of the beam profile by doing harp scans and check beam centering on target using the Carbon hole target, see Simona's procedure: [1], If in doubt about whether you should go through the beam checkout procedure, call this number: 7578693131.
  • Cross check the rate with what is expected: [2]
  • Cross check with the expected ion chamber readings: [3]

Notices in Effect for Shift Crew

Current Issues

  • Shift Openings: Monday (morning) OWL, Tuesday OWL and SWING. [4]

Planned Accesses to the Hall

Special Requests