VEGAS Team Meeting

Attendees: Ray, Jason, Mark, Richard, Paul, Randy, Glenn, Anish, Marty, Dan

Agenda:

  1. mode 1/2 ripples and AGBT14A-437 shared risk report
  2. ADC Calibration
  3. Review of Jim Braatz velocity/frequency issues (ideally needs Anish, Amanda, Melinda, Jim Braatz, Bob Garwood)
    • Review of Bob Garwood KFPA side-band problem. Is this fixed? How do we test it?
      • Richard will contact Bob for clarification
  4. 1. Status of blanking time / mixed mode implementation
  5. Status of other “current issues”: https://safe.nrao.edu/wiki/bin/view/CICADA/CICADAGreenBankSpectrometerCurrentIssues
  6. Status of shared-risk astronomical observations: https://safe.nrao.edu/wiki/bin/view/CICADA/CICADAGreenBankSpectrometerAstronomicalObservations
  7. Plans for testing for this week.

Meeting notes:

  1. mode 1/2 ripples and AGBT14A-437 shared risk report
    • particularly DURATION < INTEGRAT issue (Mode #4).
      • Needs Joe and the new switching signals in place to complete
  2. ADC Calibration
    • simply loading files does not reduce noise - needs additional step
    • Reprogram the roach works so there may be extra steps need to recalibrate the ADCs with bof loads
      • on hold to complete after resolution of above - has a manager implication
  3. Review of Jim Braatz velocity/frequency issues (ideally needs Anish, Amanda, Melinda, Jim Braatz, Bob Garwood)
    • Melinda needs to release a fix that Anish has evaluated
    • CRVAL issue resolved
    • Review of Bob Garwood KFPA side-band problem. Is this fixed? How do we test it?
      • Needs GBT mantenance/test time
  4. Status of blanking time / mixed mode implementation
    • May be delayed by as much as two weeks by unplanned LO-1 work taking key resource
    • Richard will draft an astronomical/user requirement for desired config tool behavior
  5. Status of other “current issues”: https://safe.nrao.edu/wiki/bin/view/CICADA/CICADAGreenBankSpectrometerCurrentIssues
  6. Status of shared-risk astronomical observations: https://safe.nrao.edu/wiki/bin/view/CICADA/CICADAGreenBankSpectrometerAstronomicalObservations
  7. Plans for testing for this week.
    • Dependent o LO-1 work
    • Can do some bank testing (Creager)
    • items to test when GBT becomes available
      • mode 1 testing
      • KFPA sideband issues
      • Streaming testing
      • Tests Joe needs
      • Patch Melinda's code and re-run Jim's test

Other

  1. Please make sure to properly code your timesheets for the current time period and going forward.

- Software engineers should be using a GBT ops software CM&E account

Account 893252

- Electronic engineers should be using a GBT ops electronics CM&E account

Account 432510

- Commissioning activities should be getting charged to hardware support and testing (432510)

Account 432510

- scientists assisting with shared-risk commissioning should be charging an observer support account.

432540 for the most part. Accounts 142023 (GB-based staff) and 142013 (CV-based staff) for when you are helping with overarching observing support (not problem solving, VEGAS specific)

-- MartyBloss - 2014-05-05
Topic revision: r2 - 2014-05-05, MartyBloss
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