VEGAS Test Plan - 2013/4

This wiki page is to document the "Tier One" tests of VEGAS.

Daily Log of Tests

ProjectID Session Who Details Summary
TGBT13B_502 49 Anish 2014 Mar 25 Blank time tests
TGBT13B_502 32 Amanda 2014 Feb 11 VEGAS+KFPA tests
TGBT14A_902 3 Amanda 2014 Feb 06b DIBAS tests
TGBT14A_902 2 Richard 2014 Feb 06 DIBAS tests
TGBT14A_902 1 Richard 2014 Feb04 DIBAS tests
TGBT13B_502 31 Richard 2014 Jan 31 DIBAS tests
TGBT13B_502 30 Richard - IFNUM tests
TGBT13B_502 29 Amanda 2014 Jan 17 modes 1-2 ripples and long integration
TGBT13B_502 28 Amanda 2014 Jan 15 Maintenance tests of KFPA setup and modes 1-2 ripples
TGBT13B_502 26 Richard 2014 Jan 02 Test modes 1-29
TGBT13B_502 25 Amanda 2013 Dec 20 Test modes 20-29
TGBT13B_502 24 Amanda 2013 Dec 08 On-sky Science testing on modes 1, 2, and 3
TGBT13B_502 23 Amanda 2013 Dec 05 Science testing on modes 1, 2, and 3 during maintenance
TGBT13B_502 16 Richard 2013 Sep 18 Test mode 4
TGBT13B_502 13 Richard 2013 Sep 16 Test mode 4
TGBT13B_502 12 Richard 2013 Sep 11 Test modes 4 and 5
TGBT13B_502 11 Richard 2013 Aug 28/29 Test modes 4 through 9
TGBT13B_502 10 Richard 2013 Aug 23 Test modes 4 through 9
TGBT13B_502 09 Richard 2013 Aug 21 Check converter rack and IF module levels with Galen
TGBT13B_502 08 Anish 2013 Aug 19a Testing config tool for mode 4 to 19. Checking fix for Sub_frequency, filter_bw
TGBT13B_502 07 Richard 2013 Aug 19 Astronomical tests Modes 2 and 3
TGBT13B_502 06 Richard 2013 Aug 15 Recheck Mode 2 data problems; check weekend obs. scripts
TGBT13B_502 05 Amanda 2013 Aug 14b Check on ripples seen in mode 1 in S-band
TGBT13B_502 05 Richard 2013 Aug 14a Check UTC deltas
TGBT13B_502 04 Anish 2013 Aug 14 Freq axis, noise switching, exposure time for mode 2/3 in GBTIDL is ok. Issue with mode3 (see current issues)
TGBT13B_502 03 Richard 2013 Aug 13 software debugging
TGBT13A_504 26 Richard 2013 Aug 12 software debugging
TGBT13A_504 24 Richard/Anish 2013 Aug 10 Checked mode1 freq axis in GBTIDL after setting the sampling freq to 3 Gsps and config tool tuning freq to 760 MHz Vegas IF freq (Scan 4)
TGBT13A_504 23 Richard 2013 Aug 09 software debugging
TGBT13B_502   Amanda 2013 Nov 05 re-checking modes 1, 2, and 3

Configuration and Data Reduction

Astrid

  • Astrid Project Directory is TGBT13B_502 - we have incorrectly been using TGBT13A_504
  • Data is stored in /lustre/gbtdata - need to be logged in to an HPC to see this.
  • Scripts used for testing mode 1
    • Lbandmode1pul (for testing the utcdelta at the minimum integration time)
    • Lbandmode1spec
    • Lmode1speconoff
    • Lmode1specmap
  • Scripts used for testing mode 2
    • Lbandmode2pul (for testing the utcdelta at the minimum integration time)
    • Lbandmode2spec
    • Lmode2speconoff

Data Monitoring

  • on an HPC machine, source /home/gbt/gbt.csh, ~/rc_vegas_system - displays shared memory status
  • source /home/gbt/gbt.csh then vegasdm - runs the VEGAS data monitor

Python

  • use python from /opt/local/lib/python
  • fitsio isn't installed, need to use Anish's version, so: export PYTHONPATH=/users/aroshi/GBT/vegas/vegastesting/fits
  • need to run on a machine with the correct version of /lib64/libc.so.6: - currently HPC machines (e.g. north, or vegas-hpc1) seem to have this

  • python scripts are at the dir /users/aroshi/GBT/vegas/vegastesting/vegas_mode2spec/program
    • chkutc.py -- checks jump in utcdelta and whether utcdelta is syn between Banks.
    • utcdplt.py -- to plot the utcdelta vs time stamp number.
    • timeser.py -- plots the power in some specified channel range vs sample number

SDFITS

  • sdfits-test (should run from a m/c where the lustre file system is visible)

GBTIDL

  • gbtidl-test (should run from a m/c where the lustre file system is visible)
  • do filein,'.raw.vegas' to get all banks simultaneously

Useful Docs

Current Issues

Weekly Review Meetings

Test Plan

Test Schedule

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
VEGAS_Test_Schedule_2013_August_14.xlsxxlsx VEGAS_Test_Schedule_2013_August_14.xlsx manage 23 K 2013-08-14 - 12:50 RichardPrestage Test Schedule as of 14 August 2013
VEGAS_Test_Schedule_2013_August_21.xlsxxlsx VEGAS_Test_Schedule_2013_August_21.xlsx manage 23 K 2013-08-21 - 08:47 RichardPrestage Test Schedule as of 21 August 2013
VEGAS_Test_Schedule_2013_August_28.xlsxxlsx VEGAS_Test_Schedule_2013_August_28.xlsx manage 23 K 2013-08-28 - 10:21 RichardPrestage Test Schedule as of 28 August 2013
vegas_mode_to_astrid_translator.xlsx.pdfpdf vegas_mode_to_astrid_translator.xlsx.pdf manage 24 K 2013-12-20 - 09:49 AmandaKepley VEGAS modes to astrid configurations
Topic revision: r55 - 2014-03-25, AnishRoshi
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