JAO Support Group Meeting, Thursday July 12, 2011, 10:00-11:00 ET (1400-1500UT)

Meeting Logisics

  • Time: 10:00 - 11:00 ET = 1400 - 1500 UT
  • Todays location: CV-ER331
  • 2nd Thursdays Location:
    • Room: CV-ER331
    • Video Hub:
    • Domestic Call In: 434-293-7109
    • Int'l Call In: 434-293-6691
  • 4th Thursdays Location:
    • Room: CV-ER209
    • Video Hub:
    • Toll-free: 866 560 2652
    • Toll: 517 308 7468
    • Passcode: 2652628

Open Action Items

  1. Action on CSV Liaisons (Stuartt, Ed): Make list of "top 20" issues to know about when traveling for CSV
  2. Action on JH: Write up plan for evolution of Tiger Team effort to as follows: Tiger Team -> reduction of test datasets -> reduction scripts for SV data -> Staff training on SV data -> SV guides for users -> evaluate pipeline performance on SV data -> pipeline hueristics


  • Attendees:
  • Apologies: HL (in Garching)
  • Minutes from last meeting are posted at https://safe.nrao.edu/wiki/bin/view/ALMA/JAOsupportMinutes2011May12
  • Welcome to Kimberly Scott, newest NAASC postdoc
  • Report from Chile (Nuria or Stuartt?)
  • On-going Activities:
    • Pencil schedule for CSV support: NAASC2Chile (Nuria in Chile till 8/6; Kartik going down for Panel meetings, staying for 1 turno after)
    • Technical Assessments & TA workshop/pan-ARC lovefest:
      • Participants: AW, HL, TH, CB, SC, SS, JdF, [JH at SciOpsIPT that week]
      • Each TA assigned ~40 proposals. Accept/reject assignments by July 20; Triage results by July 26; enter assessments & identify problematic proposals to discuss at workshop week of July 26 (can start earlier); workshop Aug 1-5. Final reports entered by COB Aug 5.
      • Instructions for TA process
      • TA Guidelines (v2.1, revised July 14, 2011 14UT)
      • Workshop Details
  • New Activities:
    • Calibrator Source Survey:
    • OT Developers Meeting currently wrapping up in Garching. Harvey is attending.
    • JAO Trip to NAASC: Just Itziar, July 17-23. Will work on IRAS 16293 SV data (low mass star forming region). Ed will work with her in Rm 302. Anyone may attend to learn from an expert
    • John & Kartik will participate in ARP meetings in Chile Aug 14-17 as "Technical Secretaries".
    • Todd has been doing some simulations to evaluate effects of dynamic range limits to obtaining desired sensitivity (motivated by possible changes to user specified parameters in OT, but may be useful for TA or phase2 planning) Added to latest version of TA Guidelines (linked to above)
    • SV data reduction & release plan - will discuss at Tiger Team meeting immediately following
    • Pipeline - will discuss at will discuss at Tiger Team meeting immediately following
  • Next SciOpsIPT f2f meeting: Santiago, Aug 1-5 (during TA workshop & pan-ARC/JAO love-fest).
  • Group movements: Harvey returns next week. Nuria returns Aug 6. Todd to Socorro for RSRO all of August. John to Chile July 31-Aug19. Kartik to Chile Aug 13 - 27. Stuartt to URSI in Istanbul Aug 9-
  • Next Meeting: July 28

Additional Material:

-- JohnHibbard - 2011-07-14
Topic revision: r3 - 2011-07-14, JohnHibbard
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