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CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Apr04
VEGAS tests 04 April 2014 Goals * Work with Steve on KFPA baselines and balancing Details * Taking data into TSDW_04_05_01A. * 08:00 10:00am take ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Apr08
TGBT13B_502_50 Testing AutoPeak and data blanking Goals * Test that AutoPeak, etc, will run even if dopplertrackfreq is set, and is outside DCR range. * Te...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Apr10
Testing on April 10, 2014 Goals: Make sure that scripts for Kristine Spekkens project (14A_284) work. Brian Mason wrote the scripts. Project info: * TGBT13B ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Apr10a
VEGAS tests 04 April 2014 Goals * Work with Steve on KFPA baselines and balancing Details * Taking data into TSDW_04_05_01A. * Start at 2:30pm
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Apr15
Testing on April 15, 2014 Goals * Test new BOF file has fixed mode 1 ripple problem * Test Jim Braatz's scripts Project info * TGBT13B _502_52 / 53 TG...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Apr17
Testing on April 17, 2014 Goals * Test Jim Braatz's scripts Project info * TGBT13B _502_54 TGBT13B_502_54 Log * jb pointfocus (configures for Spectrom...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Apr18
Testing on April 18, 2014 Goals * Test Jim Braatz's scripts Project info * TGBT13B _502_55 TGBT13B_502_55 Log * 7:30am slew to source ~ 135 degre...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Apr24
Testing on April 24, 2014 Goals: Make sure that scripts for CHANGES project (AGBT14A_249) work. Megan Johnson wrote the scripts which were subsequently edited by...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Apr24a
TGBT13B_502_57 Goals * Test measpwr dropouts Details * Start at 3:30pm * Fire up VEGASDM, leftover config is Bank A (only) in Mode 19 * No sign of d...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Aug21
SubBeamNod tests with VEGAS * Need Joe to help setup to use subreflector during maintenance. Normal setups will fail. Need Antenna in scan coordinator. For An...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Aug25
TGBT14A_912_18 Mode 14 tests * Scan 3 mode 14 looks bogus * Scan 4 mode 24 looks ok
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Aug26
VEGAS Testing 2014 August 26 Goals * Test the new mode 2/3 BOFs (h16k_ver112e_1500_64.bof and h16k_ver112e_1080_2014_Aug_21_1618.bof) * Look for spikes wit...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Aug27
TGBT41A_912_22 MR tests Goals * Test https://safe.nrao.edu/wiki/bin/view/GB/Software/ModificationRequest5Q414 Tests Blanking time, messages * Frequency s...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Aug27_2
VEGAS Testing August 27 2014 Part 2 Richard and Adam Overview * Attempt to better understand the noise spikes in VEGAS data * Data in TGBT14A _912_24 Br...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Dec04
TGBT14A_912_48 back to back VEGAS / Spectrometer tests Goals * Run Jim Braatz KFPA observing scripts with Spectrometer and VEGAS continued Details * Sta...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Dec04_2
TGBT14A_912_49 Spike Tests Goals * Gather data with which to determine the location of the VEGAS spurs Details * Scan 1 : SpikeTestMode4EightBanks_AK (5 minu...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Dec10
TGBT14A_912_50 Various VEGAS tests Goals * Check converter rack connections * Check balance problems * Back to back VEGAS / KFPA tests * X band RRL t...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Dec16
TGBT14A_912_52 requantization balancing tests Goals * sort out what is going on with requantization balancing Details Main.RichardPrestage 2014 12 16
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Dec16_2
TGBT14A_912_53 Bank to Bank discrepancy tests, as well as KFPA rms noise tests Goals * Check if Mode 3 shows the Bank to Bank Discrepancy * Check if alteri...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Dec23
Testing lbw_gain and balancing Goals Vary input levels, vary lbw_gain and monitor measpwr and the appropriate scaled output values Details Steve has the system,...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Dec30
Testing lbw_gain and balancing Goals * Repeat lbw_gain and balancing tests that got screwed up by VEGAS faults Details * Start at 8:00am configure for K...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Feb20
TGBT13B_502_33 VEGAS training Trained Dave Rose, Dave Curry, Dave Frayer, Dan Perera, Jim Braatz and Brian Mason
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Feb21
VEGAS Training Amanda trained Frank Ghigo and Ron Maddalena. Discovered bug. Beam 1 of KFPA can only be routed to Banks E H, so Bank A isn't configured. Because...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Feb25
2014 February 25 Goals: * Try KFPA setup in multi window mode with less than eight windows. Also try broadband mode. * Try running two spectrometers in two...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Feb27
2014 February 27 VEGAS Training / Testing * Session 36 Goals * Train Kevin Gum, Greg Monk, Rob ? * Test Melinda's change to always configure switching...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Feb27b
VEGAS Testing afternoon of 27 Febuary 2014 Goals: * Cap off VEGAS system at different places to try and see what the source of the ripple in modes 1, 2, and 3...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Jul01
Testing July 1, 2014 Purpose: * Check out weird Tcal values that DJ is seeing Info: * AGBT14A_367_08 Plan: * Run a bunch of tracks with frequency...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Jul02
2014 July 02 TGBT14A_912_01 test of config tool and new BOFs Goals * test out config tool LO blanking setting; test new BOF files Details * get some c...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Jul03
2013 July 03 Testing for Ghost Frequency fix with new BOF Goals * Test modes 10 14 with new BOF which should have ghost frequency fix. * If time, test m...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Jul07
TGBT14A_912_03 Test of config_tool Goals * Test new version of config_tool that tests blanking, etc Details * Project TGBT14A_912_03 * Some confusion f...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Jul09
TGBT14A_912_04. Repeat AGBT14A_316 observations Details * Copy rrlpos1 from AGBT14A_316 to 14A316Test in TGBT14A_912 * remove Antenna from Scan Coordinator...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Jul10
Testing on July 10, 2014 Purpose: * Run some fidicual scans for the apparent frequency switch problem Info: * TGBT14A_912_05 Plan: * total power, no c...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Jul16
TGBT14A_912 Goals * Test VEGAS blanking * Test ghost frequency issue Details * In test fsw_issue noswitch_mode10, injected line in channel 2488. We saw...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Jul18
TGBT14A_912_07 Comprehensive RRL astronomical tests Goals * Goal is to run TP and FSW observations on W3 and a flux calibrator for as many modes as possible w...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Jul24
TGBT14A_912_11 VEGASDM jump tests Goals * Try and isolate cause of VEGAS DM jumps, and Bank H balancing problems Details * Try mode 11, this failed to bal...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Jul29
TGBT14A_912_12 Bank H Balance Tests / Sawtooth problem tests Goals * Remove attenuator from output of VEGAS IF module in Bank H * Check for the "sawtooth" ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Jul30
TGBT14A_912_13 Sawtooth Tests Goals * Constrain the "Sawtooth Problem" Details New new bofs (version 1.12 July 21 .bofs). * Scan 1: RRLMode1TP_sawtooth ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Jul31
Checking old BOFS * Data directory 14 * Scan 1 Mode 3 L band looks fine * Scan 2 Mode 2 L band
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Jun18
Testing June 18, 2014 Goal: * Take some test Q band data to show final ripple solution. * Look VEGAS data monitor (Joe Master's restarted server). * che...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Jun18a
18 June 2014 testing some FLAG VEGAS scripts Goals * try running an L band script which will do a hexagonal pattern with VEGAS to simulate beamformer data ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Jun18b
2014 June 18b testing mixed modes Goals * text mixed modes Details * Directory TGBT13B_502_69 * Scan 1: Run LbandMode1Mode10 got modes 1 and 23!! ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Jun26
Tests on June 26, 2014 Purpose: * test streaming data monitor and gather info for scientific staff on operation Info: * TGBT13B_502_71 Log: * Sc...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Mar11
VEGAS Testing TGBT13B_502_42 Goals * Train Dan, Donna and Paul Marganian * Bank A configuration checks for Melinda Details * Did the training. Ran sc...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Mar11a
Testing March 11, 2014 KFPA observers (13B 312, RAMPS survey) had problems observing. Their configuration worked, but the data doesn't appear look right and we're...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Mar13
TGBT13B_502_44 Testing modes 10 19 Goals * Test modes 10 19: * Compare mode 10 to mode 23 * Mode 15 28 * Use test tone and HI line Details ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Mar18
Goals: * continue ripple tests. * mode 3 after Galen's IF module * Do comparison spectrum with Spectrometer and Q band Info: * TGBT13B_502_46 Log: ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Mar21
TGBT13B_502_47 Tests of Mode 10 19 Goals * try and track down Tsys / Intensity issues with Modes 10 19 Details * X band, frequency 9000 MHz * Sca...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Mar25
TGBT13B_502_48 Testing AutoPeak and data blanking Goals * Test that AutoPeak, etc, will run even if dopplertrackfreq is set, and is outside DCR range. * Te...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Mar3
Shared Risk Tests 3 March 2014 Goal: On sky tests of the KFPA (8 beams, 8 spectrometers). I'm going to try pointed observations and if I have time maps. Info: T...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Mar5
VEGAS Testing 05 March 2014 Goals: * continue ripple tests. * Put noise source in different locations to test what's going on. * before ADC, befor...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Mar5a
TGBT14A_900_01 VEGAS training / Cassini testing Goals * Train Toney * Test out Cassini observing scripts.
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Mar6a
TGBT13B_502_40 Training Scott and Paul Goals * Train Scott and Paul Details * Ran LbandMode3specStow * Scan 12 fills ok but GBTIDL claims all data is...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014May13
VEGAS testing (May 13, 2014) Goal: * Test to see whether manager fixes have gotten rid of the mode 1 3 ripple * Routing Q band to banks A D. Banks E H not ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014May15
Testing (May 15, 2014) Goal: * Test recent VEGAS fixes for switching signals, blanking, and INTEGRAT Plan: * with normalized manager * run mode 19 ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014May20
May 20, 2014 Testing Goal: * Figure out weird frequency switch issue: we're getting lines where we shouldn't in the switch Plan: * inject test tone in mod...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014May22
May 22, 2014 Testing Plan: * Try Glenn's suggested fix on the system for frequency image problem * Run a couple of different modes to make sure missing cha...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014May29
Testing on May 29, 2014 Plan: * Try out new bof file for modes 10 19 and see if the image is gone * Double check that mode 20 29 are okay if mode 10 19 are...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Nov07
2014 November 7 VEGAS testing Overview Testing the new OGP calibration method to compare against the current (production) method Method Same method as in the pr...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Nov21
TGBT14B_912_46 Run a few test scans to do screen grabs of status displays Main.RichardPrestage
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Nov25
TGBT14A_912_47 back to back VEGAS / Spectrometer tests Goals * Run Jim Braatz KFPA observing scripts with Spectrometer and VEGAS Details * Start at 12:20p...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Nov31
2014 November 31 VEGAS testing Overview At L band, the baseline of the YY polarization was seen to be non flat by Adam last week. We will test whether placing s...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Oct23
2014 October 23 VEGAS testing Overview Today we are hoping to test: * Updates to the blanking times * Updates to integration time rounding * Updates to ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Oct31
2014 October 31 VEGAS testing Overview At L band, the baseline of the YY polarization was seen to be non flat by Adam last week. We will test whether placing so...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Sep10
VEGAS Baseline Tests for wide bandwidth Modes 1,2,3 2014 09 15: D. T. Frayer On 2014 September 04, we took some comparison baseline data using Q band with VEGAS m...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Sep12
GBT14A _912_32 Goals * ADC tests for CASPER Group Background In a previous test, we tested looking for spikes in Q band while connected to a noise source and...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Sep19
September 19, 2014 Spike tests with OGP Calibration Overview The Offset Gain and Phase (OGP) calibration of the four ADCs interleaved to create the VEGAS output ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Sep19_2
VEGAS vs Spectrometer Baselines more closely matching IF bandpasses Overview Observational Setup Results Next Steps
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2014Sep26
SubBeamNod Observations with VEGAS Project 14A565 is the first science project using SubBeamNod observations. It requires deep observations with flat baselines to...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Apr02
TGBT14A_912_86 VEGAS Bank Discrepancy Problems Goals * Perform the definitive "with DCR" tests Setup Noise source inputs * Inputs to either ADCs directly...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Apr09
TGBT14A_912_87 VEGAS bank to bank discrepancy tests Goals * Get spectral line data with simultaneous DCR and/or Spectrometer Summary Starting with Scan 9 (wh...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Apr11
TGBT14A_912_89 Troubleshoot latest VEGAS problems Goals * Troubleshoot latest egregious VEGAS problems, with a focus on switching signal distribution system ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Apr14
TGBT14A_912_90 VEGAS bank to bank tests with Spectrometer, etc Goals 1. Configure the system as normal for VEGAS and the Spectrometer, and look at the respect...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Apr15
TGBT14A_912_91 Continuing tests Goals * Continue tests from yesterday Details * 8:00am switch VEGAS versions, etc * Configure for all eight banks of ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Apr15_2
Astronomical Tests with VEGAS and Spectrometer Overview To test the 'fix' of running only a single channel through each of the dual channel VEGAS IF modules, we ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Aug12
TGBT14A _912_116 Overview Joe and Adam are testing the most up to date BOF files, which should have almost all fixes in place (bi modal behaviour, shifted center...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Dec10
TGBT14A_912_141 Check Modes 4 6 BOF file again Goals * Test version 136 of L1/LBW1 BOF Details * Start setting up at 8:00am * Start with X band * R...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Dec17
TGBT14A_912_141 Check Modes 4 6 BOF file again Goals * Test version 137 of L1/LBW1 BOF l1_ver137_1500_511_fir_2015_Dec_10_1529.bof Details * Start sett...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Feb06
TVEGAS_43 Continued tests in simulator Setup * Using the new BOF with Randy's new approach to lbw_gain. * Jason installs a new amplifier and some pads. ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Feb10
TGBT14A_912_69 continued bank discrepancy tests on real VEGAS Setup * Start 8:10am * run into Manager problems (loading old BOF). Finally get started aroun...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Feb17
TVEGAS_44 Continued tests with the simulator Setup * Using the new USB controlled attenuator; range 0 30dB attenuation * running procs from /users/rprest...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Feb18
TGBT14A_912_71 Continued VEGAS bank discrepancy tests This was all done with the wrong (release) version of the Manager... This will have screwed up the Balancing...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Feb22
TGBT14A_912_73 Continued Bank discrepancy tests Setup * Get Ray to copy in latest version of Manager for me, plus mode 4 = BOF 123, mode 5 = BOF 124. * Fix...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Feb23
TGBT14A_912_74 repeat 73 tests with Bank E and H Roaches swapped Details * Repeat Mode 4 tp_nocal tests from yesterday with Roaches E and H swapped in the rac...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Feb26
TGBT14A_912_75 continued bank discrepancy tests Goals * Continue bank comparison tests Details * Ray switches to latest version of Manager * roaches E ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Jan07
TGBT14A_912_58 Spike Tests with noise source Goals Gather data with which to determine the location of the VEGAS spurs, this time using the noise source so that ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Jan13
TGBT14A_912_60 Testing Bank to Bank discrepancies Goals * Requantization balancing should be working now, but keep an eye on this. * Run Mode 3 / L band an...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Jan17
TGBT14A_912_62 Testing Bank to Bank variations with noise source 17 and 21 January 2015 17 January 2015 * We cannot use Astrid, so simply use VEGAS and the ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Jan23
TGBT14A_912_63 remove attenuation from CM1 * Galen removes a 6dB pad from CM end of CM1. * run eso558_vegas * Now balances ok, but with attenuators: ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Jan23a
TGBT14A_912_64 continue bank discrepancy problems * Start at 11:00am * Write a procedure Archivist to configure the archivist correctly. * Need to set up...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Jan28
TGBT14A_912_65 Continued Bank to Bank Discrepancy Investigations Experimental Setup Jeremy Darling tests * Start at 9:00am * Jason has hooked up the noise...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Jan28a
TGBT14A_912_67 Continued Bank Discrepancy Tests Experimental setup * Ray has fixed the filtersnap_nogain sampler. Run some quick astronomical tests * Archv...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Jan30
Bank to Bank Discrepancy test with SRBS in the Tape Room Overview Test the effects of 'digital gain' and attenuator settings on the noise source input. These tes...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015June01
TGBT14A_912_101 gain long integrations to get low noise snap block data Setup * Scans 1 3 Get the system setup so that Jason can get Spectral Analyzer data ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015June09
TGBT14A_912_103 VEGAS Bump Tests Goals * Repeat overnight bump tests Details * Start setting up at 7:00pm * IF Manager is complaining about Bank H ju...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015June17
TGBT14A_912_105 bump tests on noise source Goals * Repeat bump tests on noise source Details * Set up at 6:30pm. * Noise source is connected to bank G....
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Mar04
TGBT14A_912_76 Continued bank discrepancy tests NB: Pol 1 becomes unstable half way through this session NB: Scan 38 and onwards were all done with VEGAS switchin...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Mar04_02
Continued Tests of the Bank Discrepancy Test the stability of the analog system.TGBT14A_912_77 * Scans 1:10 TP scans of HI, moving the line across the VEGAS ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Mar05
TGBT14A_912_78 Continued bank discrepancy problems Goals * Run Glenn's cal switching driven external to VEGAS test Details * Start at 11:00am * Edit ve...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Mar06
TGBT14A_912_79 Bank to bank variations with noise source Goals * test banks E through H with a new, flat bandpass, noise source. Details * set up the new ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Mar12
TVEGAS_45 Bank to Bank tests with real hardware, simulated software Goals: See VegasBankDiscrepancyProblem * Manager / Archivist snapblocks / total power valu...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Mar13
TVEGAS_46 Bank to Bank problems with real hardware, software simulator Goals * Check KATCP snaps versus Archivist snaps Ray has already done this * Total...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Mar17
TGBT14A_912_83 Bank to Bank problems with real hardware, real software Goals * Total power and spectrum ratios ADC / filtersnap / HPC spectra * Identical r...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Mar18
TGBT14A_912_84 VEGAS tests with the DCR Goals * Configure VEGAS for cal switching; look at VEGAS IF module monitor with DCR Details * Set up at 2pm. Need ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Mar20
TGBT14A_912_85 VEGAS tests with the DCR Goals * Configure VEGAS for cal switching; look at VEGAS IF module monitor with DCR * try Modes 1 and 4 with differ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015May14
TGBT14A _912_96 98 Testing new BOF files for Modes 4 9, 10 19 Sessions 96 and 97 In Session 96, we tested the "Hardware Fix" for modes 10 19, which would allow...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015May22
TGBT14A_912_99 Compare Mode 10 (hw), Mode 10 (sw) Mode 23 Goals * Compare spectra taken in Mode 10 (hw), Mode 10 (sw) Mode 23 Details * 9:30am load soft...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015May27
TGBT14A _912_100 Modes 4 9 testing Scan List Standard Setup. Boom is out, X band is not in focus, though scans will still be performed with X band. * Scans ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Nov24
TGBT14A_912_140 check of latest build of modes 4 6 Goals * Try out latest build of Modes 4 6 Details "Before" tests with current BOF. * Get logged in at ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Oct02
TGBT14A_912_135 Test new analog IF modules in Banks A and B Goals * what the title says Details Analog IF tests * Delays due to an angry IF manager * ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Oct16
TGBT14A_912_138 Run a series of scans in L band and Q band to test the low power in VEGAS Bank B pol 0. The first set of scans were in L band, but due to RFI (o...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Sep02
TGBT14A_912_120 Testing New Analog IF box from Galen (inserted into Bank D) Overview A new analog filter block was inserted and hooked up to Bank D. Tonight I wi...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Sep03
TPTCS14A_912_121 test RRL Groups C band script Goals execute C band observing script from AGBT14B_431, and check C band system temps Details * Copy script to...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Sep10
TGBT14A_912_125 look for spikes with FPGA digital noise source / RRL C band configuration Goals * We are still trying to track down the source of the non Fs/6...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Sep15
TGBT14A_912_128 Mode 4 6 config tool tests Goals * Check the new center frequency calculations in config tool are correct. Details * 1pm Melinda and Joe...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Sep15a
TGBT14A_912_129 FPGA Noise source tests Goals * Repeat FPGA noise source tests with Jason's new BOF Details * start at 2:30pm * Ray loads Sep_11_2121 v...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015Sep17
TGBT14A_912_130 Test new analog IF modules in Banks C and D Goals * what the title says Details * 1pm set up. Takes 40 mins to get right versions of softw...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2015oct01
TGBT14A_912_134 Test new analog IF modules in Banks E and F, C band config tests Goals * what the title says Details Analog IF tests * 1pm set up. C band...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2016Nov08
TGBT15A_915_69 Mode 1,2,22 release branch testing Goals * Check stability of released versions of modes 1,2,22 Details * Plan to use X band; it may not be...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2016Nov10
TGBT15A_912_70 Continued Mode 1,2,22 release /VPM branch testing Continued from Nov 8 Goals * Repeat the release modes with all eight banks * Tests the ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2016Nov10a
TGBT15A_915_71 VPM Raw Mode Testing Goals * Test VPM Raw mode by looking at bright pulsar B1937 21 Details * Start around 1:15pm * Select L band to be ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2016Nov15
TGBT15A_915_72 testing RAMPS / KEYSTONE configurations Goals * Try and understand the IF configuration for these projects Details * Start at 9:15am. *...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2016Sep07
TGBT15A_915_61 Spectral line balancing in VPM branch Goals * Run the CheckModeN scripts in TGBT15A_915 in the new branch, and the released branch * Check u...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2016Sep08
TGBT15A_915_62 continued balance testing See CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2016Sep07 Details: * 11:00am Justin switches to new version. Start again at mode...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Feb08
TGBT15A_915_87 Investigate Coherent Pulsar Mode Artifacts. Goals Ryan discovered artifacts in coherent VEGAS pulsar mode data taken as part of astrophysical acce...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Feb17
TGBT15A_915_88 Test for FFT Overflow and Source of Artifacts Goals * Test for FFT overflow using a new BOF file provided by Randy and Jason (c0800x0512_fft_ov...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Feb28
TGBT15A_915_89 Test fftshift values for various BOF files Goals * Test different values of fftshift for different BOFs to see which eliminate overflow and art...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Jan18
TGBT16B_510_01 Mode 1,2,22 BTL branch testing Goals * Test VEGAS spectral line modes with Breakthrough Listen software branch * Using scripts identical ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Jan25
TGBT15A_915_79 Test New PFB Core for c0800x0512 Pulsar Mode Goals Ryan discovered artifacts in coherent VEGAS pulsar mode data taken as part of astrophysical acc...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Jul06
TGBT15A_915_100 Detailed fftshift and scale tests for incoherent modes Goals * Find best combination of fftshift and vegas.scale to eliminate/minimize FFT ove...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Jul13
TGBT15A_915_101 Detailed fftshift and scale tests for incoherent modes Goals * Find best combination of fftshift and vegas.scale to eliminate/minimize FFT ove...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Jul19
TGBT15A_915_102 Test 32 channel pulsar modes Goals * The i1500x0032 mode appears to be shifted in frequency from the expected center of the bandpass. The goa...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Jul20
TGBT15A_915_103 More fftshift and scale tests for incoherent modes Goals * I previously tried to find good values of vegas.scale for an fftshift value of 0x55...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Jul25
TGBT15A _915_105 Testing of "new manager, new HPC" software Goals: * Run through all modes with VEGAS, L band TP and SP, X band TP only Details * 7pm to...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Jul26
TGBT15A_915_106 Continued "New Manager, New HPC software" spectral line tests Goals Continue regression testing while telescope is parked at access Details *...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Jul27
GBT15A_915_107 check old version has been re released successfully Details * 11:30am. Log in and run runRegressLSP * Run scans 1 and 2, then abort and chan...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Jun28
TGBT15A_915_98 Test Improved BOF Files Goals * Test new 32 channel BOF files and BOF files for other bandwidth and mode combinations with 24 tap, 0.95 bin wid...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Jun29
TGBT15A_915_99 Detailed fftshift and scale tests for incoherent modes Goals * Find best combination of fftshift and vegas.scale to eliminate/minimize FFT ove...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Mar07
TGBT15A_915_90 Test fftshift values i0800x0512 and obtain ADC snap blocks Goals * Test different values of fftshift for the i0800x0512 BOF file and obtain som...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Mar17
TGBT15A_915_91 Test fftshift values for various BOF files Goals * Use a DIBAS style BOF file with VEGAS to see if Stokes U/V phase wraps are still present. D...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Mar22
TGBT15A_915_92 Test Stokes U and V with new VEGAS bof file Goals * Test behavior of Stokes U and V data with a new BOF file that uses registers in place of de...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Mar22b
TGBT15A_915_92 (cont.) Test Stokes U and V with new VEGAS bof file Goals * Test behavior of Stokes U and V data with a new BOF file that uses registers in p...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017Mar29
TGBT15A_915_94 Test performance of VEGAS without ADC calibration Goals * Determine the impact of not applying OGP, INL, and MMCM calibration to VEGAS spectral...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017aug01
TGBT15A_915_108 L band drift scans for RET teachers Put your content here, and don't forget to sign!
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017aug02
TGBT15A_915_109 Continued "New Manager, new HPC" spectral line regression tests Goals * Continue testing new spectral line modes Details * 10:00 11:45...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017aug03
TGBT15A_915_110 Continued "New Manager, new HPC" spectral line regression tests Goals * Continue testing new spectral line modes Details * 10:30am tes...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017aug09
TGBT15A_915_111 Continued "New Manager" spectral line regression tests, but this time with classic and matrix HPC software Goals * Continue testing new spec...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017aug10
TGBT15A_915_112 check released version is reinstalled correctly Details * 3:30pm log in * 3:40pm run RunRegressLSP with 10 sec integrations * Antenna Ma...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017aug28
TGBT15A_915_117 "Before" "astronomical" regression tests Goals * Run "before" and "after" regression tests with configurations which match popular observation...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017aug30
TGBT15A_915_120 More regression tests Goals * Continued attempts at regression testing. This time, the subreflector is not working, but everything else seems ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017dec01
TGBT15A_915_133 Tests over Thanksgiving Shutdown Goals Take advantage of the time available during the Thanksgiving shutdown to: * During the Thanksgiving shu...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017nov03
TGBT15A_915_128 Matrix Adapter and Other Tests Goals * More tests of the Matrix adapter that should allow for automatic switching between Matrix spectral line...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017nov09
TGBT15A_915_129 Demo VEGAS to Yunnan visitors Main.RichardPrestage 2017 11 09
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017nov15
TGBT15A_915_130 32 Channel Pulsar Mode and Other Tests Goals * Test 32 channel pulsar modes * Collect 32 channel RAW mode data * Test fftshift values for 5...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017nov22
TGBT15A_915_131 Tests over Thanksgiving Shutdown Goals Take advantage of the time available during the Thanksgiving shutdown to: * Thoroughly test of all spec...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017oct03
TGBT15A_915_125 Check Spectral Line Configuration and Balancing Goals * During tests last week we noticed that Banks E H were not properly balanced in one pol...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017oct05
TGBT15A_915_126 Coherent Pulsar Mode Troubleshooting Goals * During tests last week the coherent pulsar modes were not running because of an incorrect MAC add...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017oct24
TGBT15A_915_127 Matrix Adapter and Other Tests Goals * Test the Matrix adapter that should allow for automatic switching between Matrix spectral line modes an...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017sep13
TGBT15A_915_121 Continued spectral line regression tests Goals * Continued tests of new manager, new HPC software, with some config_tool fixes\ Details * ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017sep22
TGBT15A_915_103 More fftshift and scale tests for incoherent modes Goals * In previous tests, VEGAS does not independently balance when used in dual backend m...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017sep28
TGBT15A_915_123 Check Balancing in Pulsar and Spectral Line Modes Goals * In previous tests, VEGAS does not independently balance when used in dual backend mo...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2017sep28a
TGBT15A_915_124 Tests of Spectral Line balancing Goals * Run X band Modes 1 29, check balance Details * Get started around 3pm New manager, new HPC ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018apr13
TGBT15A_915_141 Test Packet Loss in Long Coherent Search Mode Scans Again Goals * On two occasions observers have reported excessive packet loss during coherent ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018aug16
TGBT15A_915_152 BOF file tests Goals * Test the following new BOF files that have a fix for a reflection in the bottom few channels * c1500x4096_x14_7_tbinw...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018dec06
TGBT18B_502_01 LBW tests round one Goals * First round of testing of modifications to config tool and VEGAS M C to support low bandwidth (100/200 MHz) modes. ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018dec12
TGBT18B_502_02 LBW tests round two Goals * Test changes to shared memory setting in CODD mode * Test that group numbers and IF tunings are consistent * ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018dec20
TGBT18B_502_02 Incoherent BOF files check outs Goals * There was a bug in a previous version of incoherent dedispersion BOF files causing an 8 channel shift i...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018feb09
TGBT17B_501_04 Additional VPM Acceptance Tests Goals * Test VEGAS modes using new kernel that Joe installed * Test BTL under v18.2 Details * Joe instal...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018feb11
TGBT17B_501_05 Continue Spectral Line Regression Tests, other M C v18.2 Tests Goals * Test spectral line modes 1, 4, 7, 10, 15, 20, 22, and 29 with position s...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018feb20
TGBT15A_915_136 Test Packet Loss in Long Coherent Search Mode Scans Goals * During project AGBT18A 261 we noticed that VEGAS was occasionally dropping lots of p...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018jan18
TGBT17B_501_01 VEGAS Spectral Line Commissioning Tests (Baseline) Goals Gather a baseline data set using classic VEGAS in order to compare with Matrix version. ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018jan18b
TGBT17B_501_02 VPM Acceptance Tests Goals Observe B1937 21 in all coherent dedispersion modes. Use dual backend operation with GUPPI when possible so that the t...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018jan21
TGBT17B_501_03 Spectral Line Commissioning Tests (Baseline) Goals Collect position switched data on a bright HI source as a baseline comparison for regression te...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018jan23
TGBT17B_501_04 Additional VPM Acceptance Tests Goals * Test all search modes * Test all 32 and 64 channel modes * Test all c1500 and i1500 modes using B...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018mar06
TGBT15A_915_137 VPM Scale and Filter Tests Goals * Test VPM scale factors with 1400 MHz and 950 MHz IF filters for incoherent and coherent 800 MHz modes Details...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018mar16
TGBT15A_915_137 VPM Scale and Filter Tests Goals * Test smaller fftshift values with 950 MHz IF module filter * Find better vegas.scale value for c0800x051...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018mar21
TGBT15A_915_137 Test wideband configurations Goals * Test wideband VPM configurations for C Band, X Band, and KFPA for Tim Pennucci's GC magnetar project (AGB...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018mar22
TGBT15A_915_140 More tests of wideband configurations for C Band, X Band, and KFPA Goals * Further tests of wideband VPM configurations for C Band, X Band, an...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2018may15
TGBT15A_915_146 LBW bof file verification Goals * Verify the LBW BOF that will be used for pulsar modes. This will be done by actually passing it through the sp...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2019apr04
TGBT18B_502_15 Additional tests of LBW branch Goals * Test the following BOF files on the LBW branch * i0800x2048_x14_7_24t_095binw_2019_Mar_20_1557.bof...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2019apr14
TGBT19A_502_01 Additional LBW Astronomical Commissioning Goals * Test all incoherent LBW modes in cal, search, and fold * Get fluxcal data in all LBW modes...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2019apr25
TGBT19A_502_02 VEGAS LBW Pulsar Modes Release Goals * Release new M C version to support VEGAS LBW pulsar modes and some new HBW BOF files * Test BTL confi...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2019feb07
TGBT18B_502_09 Additional LBW tests Goals * Look for correct frequency labels in Modes 1 3 * Investigate switching signal control in i0100x1024 mode * I...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2019feb14
TGBT18B_502_10 FFTSHIFT and variance tests Goals * Take some incoherent search mode data with different fftshift values to look at effect on bandpass variance...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2019feb28
TGBT18B_502_11 FFTSHIFT and variance tests Goals * Astronomical commissioning observations for all LBW modes. * All data will be taken on J1713 0437 ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2019jan09
TGBT18B_502_03 Additional LBW tests Goals * Test shared memory parameters * Test IF tuning * Test tone injection Details * Note: Ryan is at AAS in S...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2019jan16
TGBT18B_502_05 Additional LBW tests Goals * Ray fixed the calculation on ACCLEN in incoherent modes. Check this and see if it improves bandpass shapes. ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2019jan23
TGBT18B_502_06 Timing Offset Observations Goals * 30 minute scans on B1937 21 to measure VEGAS/GUPPI timing offsets again. Details * This was an impromptu...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2019jan24
TGBT18B_502_07 Additional LBW tests Goals * Test control and set up for coherent de dispersion modes Details * M C version switch began at 09:30 * Subm...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2019jan30
TGBT18B_502_08 Additional LBW tests Goals * Test switching signal control in all LBW modes * Regression style testing of all HBW pulsar modes and all spect...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2019jun23
TGBT19A_502_08 Test of new i0100x8192 and c0800x0064 BOF files Goals * Test new i0100x8192 and c0800x0064 BOF files * i0800x0100x65k_04t_tmp5_2019_Jun_1...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2019mar08
TGBT18B_502_12 New HBW Inco. BOF Files Astronomical Commissioning Goals * Test new 800 MHz and 1500 MHz incoherent dedispersion BOF files. Will use J1713 0747...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2019mar11
TGBT18B_502_13 New HBW Inco. BOF Files Astronomical Commissioning Goals * Test new 800 MHz and 1500 MHz incoherent dedispersion BOF files. Will use J1713 0747...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2019mar12
TGBT18B_502_14 Timing Offset Tests with AP Goals * Take coherent mode data with the artificial pulsar hooked directly into the GUPPI and VEGAS ADCs to better ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer2019may15
TGBT19A_502_04,05 VEGAS LBW Pulsar Modes Release Goals * Release new M C version to support VEGAS LBW pulsar modes and some new HBW BOF files * Test BTL co...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer201Jun05
June 5, 2014 Testing Goal: * Test fixes for ripple tests in manager. start with mode 1. Test 2 3 as well. Might also be worth testing wider bandwidth mode ...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer201Jun05a
2014 June 05a RFI Scan Tests with VEGAS Goals * Check out RI scans Details * Start at 3:30pm * too much talking to Carla and Gabriel!
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer201Jun11
June 11, 2014 Testing Goal: * See if ghost line is in L1/LBW1 modes Info: * TGBT13B_502_66 Log: * Scan 1: ghost_line_test_mode4. including test tone...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometer201Jun11a
AGBT14B_431 tests of Dana's scripts Goals * Test Dana's 3Helium scripts Details * start at 6:30pm. Antenna is in scan co ordinator but locked out. Start w...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometerDataReduction
VEGAS Commissioning Memo Data Reduction Notes Introduction This page is for shared work on the data reduction for the VEGAS commissioning memo. Eventually, the c...
CICADAGreenBankSpectrometerDec30_2
TGBT14A_912_56 Comparing Noise Levels Between the Spectrometer and VEGAS Goals * Run Scans with KFPA using VEGAS and the spectrometer to compare the noise lev...
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VEGAS First Integration Tsys Problem The problem Jay's student noticed that Tsys was periodically very high in their data and so they reported the problem. From ...
GreenBankSpectrometer
Green Bank Spectrometer Project Number 450102 Description: Status Update and To Do List * VegasStatusUpdate * VegasToDoList Project Description * Ove...
RegTestAnalysis
Spectral Line Regression Test Analysis July / August 2017 My scripts, results, et. in /users/rprestag/vegas/regression TGBT15A_915_120 (evening of Wed 30th ET)...
VEGASTeamMeetin21July2014
VEGAS Team Meeting Dial in Number: 877 937 8961 Passcode: 9445091# Attendees: Joe, Mark, Richard, Ray, Randy, Jason, Dan, Sam, Mark, Paul, Anish, MArty ...
VEGASTeamMeetin28July2014
VEGAS Team Meeting Dial in Number: 877 937 8961 Passcode: 9445091# Attendees: Mark, Richard, Ray, Randy, Adam, John, Amanda, Sam, Mark, Paul, Anish, Mar...
VegasPulsarProjectMeeting2017Aug14
VEGAS Pulsar Project Meeting Sprint Review: 2017 August 14th 2:00 3:00pm ET Present * Laura, Jason, Ray, Ryan, Natalia Sprint Story Overview * VE 292:...
VegasSawtoothProblem
VEGAS Sawtooth Problem THIS PROBLEM WAS CAUSED BY A BAD BOF FILE FOR MODES 2 and 3 The problem When the problem is present, the total power spectrum appears to b...
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VEGAS Status Update last updated 21 April 2015 VEGAS Bank to Bank Variations Resolved This problem has been resolved. See this page for more details. Introduc...
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