TGBT15A_915_117 - "Before" "astronomical" regression tests

Goals

  • Run "before" and "after" regression tests with configurations which match popular observation setups

2017 August 28 - "before" scans

  • Get logged in around 7pm
  • 7:20pm astroRegress1_lband_HI - fails with an Astrid database error
  • 7:20pm scan 1 astroRegress1_lband_HI - didn't get filled; re-submit
  • 7:30pm scan 2 - now they have both filled! But source name is not set - add that in.
  • 7:35pm - scan3 astroRegress1_lband_HI
  • scan 4 astroRegress2_lband_HI - ok
  • scan 5 - attempt astroRegress3_cband_RRL - banks will not balance, and then Bank F aborts
  • run config with balance only, seems to balance fine, apart from CM16.
  • still problems with Bank F - turn manager off and on again
  • Scan 8 - astroRegress3_cband_RRL - now ok
  • Scan 9 - astroRegress4_xband_RRL
  • 8:20pm - switch to KFPA - all sorts of MCB problems
  • Scan 10 - astroRegress5_kband_NH3
  • 8:32pm runRegressXTP
  • Scan 11 / 12 - mode 1
  • Scan 67 / 68 - Mode 29

  • 10pm switch back to L-band
  • runRegressLSP
  • Scan 69 - Mode 1

  • 10:20pm - Leave running with Donna. In the queue:
    • LSP
    • LSPMainModes
    • LTPMainModes
    • LTP
  • Last Scan is 181

2017 August 29 - "After" Scans

  • Amanda is on an errand - don't get started until 7:20pm
  • SCU is being worked on, and system reports PF boom extended, but really it is retracted
  • But can only work at L-band.
  • Increment scan number to 200
  • And have to take the antenna out of the scan coordinator, since it won't run scans with the turret unlocked.
  • 7:25pm Finally get going
  • Scan 202 astroRegress1_lband_HI
  • Scan 203 atroRegress2_lband_HI
  • Scan 204 - start runRegressLTPMainModes - Bank H hangs (was previously in a pulsar mode)
  • Scan 205 - Mode 2 (I had an off by one error in my calculations of modes)
  • 8:30pm - Scans abort because of Bank H - presumably being unable to balance. Need to remove Bank H from the configuration in future.
  • Ray calls - turns out we were running the wrong version of the software! What the heck is going on! Just pack in for the night.

-- RichardPrestage - 2017-08-28

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