VEGAS Team Meeting

Attendees:

Agenda: Anish, Dan, John, Mark, Richard, Joe, Ray, Jason, Randy

Progress and status of FPGA personalities

Mode 1 (h1k)

[25-Nov.] OK, except for 1/16th band issues. Glenn and Andrew Maartens working on it.

[02-Dec.] No Change

[03-Dec.] h1k_ver105_2013_Dec_02_1551.bof copied over for testing

Mode 2/3 (h16k)

[25-Nov.] OK, except for 1/16th band issues. Glenn and Andrew Maartens working on it.

[02-Dec.] New bof, but still seeing spikes in initial tests. Joe will circulate some plots of spectrum.

Mode 20-29 (l8)

[25-Nov.] Ready to start testing today with standalone systems\ when compile finishes. Will prioritize h1k and h16k fixes where appropriate. [02-Dec.] Believe we have the bofs for these

Mode 10-19 (l8)

[25-Nov.] No FPGA work on this mode if 20-29 is OK [02-Dec.] Believe we have the bofs for these

Mode 4-9 (l1)

[25-Nov.] Ready for Manager testing. Joe will test it out later this week or early next week.

[02-Dec.] Believe we have the bofs for these

Status of NRAO software

Mode 1

[25-Nov.]
  • Original ready to go
  • Refactored version lightly tested by Ray, but not released yet. Next week it will be released after a bit more testing.

[02-Dec.]
  • Should be ready to test within next two days. Wednesday will be tested with test signals, Thursday with telescope IF system.
  • Friday the modes will be released for astronomical testing.
  • The IF manager issue needs to be fixed by scheduled Dec 6 test period

Mode 2

[25-Nov.]
  • Original ready to go
  • Refactored version lightly tested by Ray, but not released yet. Next week it will be released after a bit more testing.

[02-Dec.]
  • Should be ready to test within next two days. Wednesday will be tested with test signals, Thursday with telescope IF system.
  • Friday the modes will be released for astronomical testing.
  • The IF manager issue needs to be fixed by scheduled Dec 6 test period

Mode 3

[25-Nov.]
  • Original ready to go
  • Refactored version lightly tested by Ray, but not released yet. Next week it will be released after a bit more testing.

[02-Dec.]
  • Should be ready to test within next two days. Wednesday will be tested with test signals, Thursday with telescope IF system.
  • Friday the modes will be released for astronomical testing.
  • The IF manager issue needs to be fixed by scheduled Dec 6 test period

Mode 20-29

[25-Nov.]
  • Refactored version lightly tested by Ray, but not released yet. Next week it will be released after a bit more testing.
[02-Dec.] Some progress but testing is not complete - identified some buffering bugs in HPC program (rollover from previous block?) [02-Dec.]
  • Software is about ready, but not fully tested - should not affect Modes 1-3, and should not be affected by modes 1-3.

Mode 10-19

[25-Nov.]
  • Not written yet.

Mode 4-9

[25-Nov.]
  • Refactored version lightly tested by Joe.
[02-Dec.] Some progress but testing is not complete - identified some buffering bugs in HPC program (rollover from previous block?)

Other work in progress:

  • [25-Nov.] Testing/work on switching signal anomalies -- Joe thinks this is fixed, but needs to be tested.

[02-Dec.] Complete

Information needed for progress:

  • [25-Nov.] Mode documentation -- Joe is happy with Glenn's additions, and Glenn will be adding more in the next week or so.
  • [02-Dec.] Assistance for Joe in testing from Randy and Jason

Plans for testing this week

  • Test time on Wednesday should be used with artificial pulsar and tones
  • Test time on Thursday will be with the IF system
  • Friday the modes should be released to astronomical testing

Proposed final schedule

Topic revision: r5 - 2013-12-03, GlennJones
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