Putting it all Together

20 10 2010

All photos.

I’m tackling the challenging task of mounting the equipment for the Sydney Experiment.

Vacuum Check

20 10 2010

All photos.

Just out of curiosity I wanted to see how deep a vacuum I could reach with just the ion gauge connected to the pump.

I tested the pump’s bake-out heater:

Heater switch.

Heater collar.

I let the pump and heater run all afternoon and I got as low as 25 nano torr:

It was still dropping slowly when I finished.


I also played around with the Hornet’s RS485 digital interface and Labview, but didn’t get too far.


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