The real-time distributed control of the virgo interferometric detector of gravitational waves

F. Acernese*, P. Amico, M. Alshourbagy, F. Antonucci, S. Aoudia, P. Astone, S. Avino, D. Babusci, G. Ballardin, F. Barone, L. Barsotti, M. Barsuglia, Th S. Bauer, F. Beauville, S. Bigotta, M. A. Bizouard, C. Boccara, F. Bondu, L. Bosi, C. BradaschiaS. Birindelli, S. Braccini, J. F.J. Van Den Brand, A. Brillet, V. Brisson, D. Buskulic, E. Calloni, E. Campagna, F. Carbognani, F. Cavalier, R. Cavalieri, G. Cella, E. Cesarini, E. Chassande-Mottin, N. Christensen, A. C. Clapson, F. Cleva, C. Corda, A. Corsi, F. Cottone, J. P. Coulon, E. Cuoco, A. Dari, V. Dattilo, M. Davier, M. Del Prete, R. De Rosa, L. Di Fiore, A. Di Virgilio, B. Dujardin, A. Eleuteri, M. Evans, I. Ferrante, F. Fidecaro, I. Fiori, R. Flaminio, J. D. Fournier, S. Frasca, F. Frasconi, L. Gammaitoni, F. Garufi, E. Genin, A. Gennai, A. Giazotto, G. Giordano, L. Giordano, R. Gouaty, D. Grosjean, G. Guidi, S. Hamdani, S. Hebri, H. Heitmann, P. Hello, D. Huet, S. Karkar, S. Kreckelbergh, P. La Penna, M. Laval, N. Leroy, N. Letendre, B. Lopez, M. Lorenzini, V. Loriette, G. Losurdo, J. M. Mackowski, E. Majorana, C. N. Man, M. Mantovani, F. Marchesoni, F. Marion, J. Marque, F. Martelli, A. Masserot, M. Mazzoni, F. Menzinger, L. Milano, C. Moins, J. Moreau, N. Morgado, B. Mours, F. Nocera, C. Palomba, F. Paoletti, S. Pardi, A. Pasqualetti, R. Passaquieti, D. Passuello, F. Piergiovanni, L. Pinard, R. Poggiani, M. Punturo, P. Puppo, S. Van Der Putten, K. Qipiani, P. Rapagnani, V. Reita, A. Remillieux, F. Ricci, I. Ricciardi, P. Ruggi, G. Russo, S. Solimeno, A. Spallicci, M. Tarallo, M. Tonelli, A. Toncelli, E. Tournefier, F. Travasso, C. Tremola, G. Vajente, D. Verkindt, F. Vetrano, A. Viceré, J. Y. Vinet, H. Vocca, M. Yvert

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Abstract

The VIRGO experiment for the detection of gravitational waves is a big challenge both for physics and for technology, in particular, to satisfy the stringent requirements on the alignment and position of its suspended optical components to keep the detector at its working point, a very complex distributed and supervised control system has been implemented, The current constraints are about 10-10 m RMS for the longitudinal control ("Locking") and 10-9 rad RMS for the angular degrees of freedom ("Alignment"). These requirements are satisfied by means of a specially designed hierarchical architecture for the local control system, necessary for managing the hard task of filtering all the environmental noises that limit the sensitivity of the interferometer, supervised by a distributed global control system to maintain the detector fully operational. In this paper we describe the status of the real-time distributed control system of the Virgo interferometric detector of Gravitational waves, its performances and planned improvements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 15th IEEE-NPSS Real-Time Conference, RT
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event2007 15th IEEE-NPSS Real-Time Conference, RT - Batavia, IL, United States
Duration: 29 Apr 20074 May 2007

Conference

Conference2007 15th IEEE-NPSS Real-Time Conference, RT
CountryUnited States
CityBatavia, IL
Period29/04/074/05/07

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Keywords

  • Data acquisition
  • Digital control
  • Gravitational waves
  • Interferometry
  • Real time systems

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Acernese, F., Amico, P., Alshourbagy, M., Antonucci, F., Aoudia, S., Astone, P., ... Yvert, M. (2007). The real-time distributed control of the virgo interferometric detector of gravitational waves. In 2007 15th IEEE-NPSS Real-Time Conference, RT [4382801] https://doi.org/10.1109/RTC.2007.4382801