LIGO Document T1700275-v5

Final Report: Optimization of the Coating Ringdown Measurement Laboratory electrostatic actuator with finite element modeling

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This is the final report for my LIGO SURF program. In this document I will present some background about the Coating Ringdown Measurement Experiment (C.Ri.Me.) Laboratory's purpose and methodology, specifically as it pertains to the use of an electrostatic drive (ESD). I will then describe the working principles of the drive as well as my efforts to model and then improve upon the current design.
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held from 24 Aug 2017 to 25 Aug 2017 in SCR, LHO, LLO, TEAMSPEAK: We will use "LIGO Seminar",

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