VEGAS Team Meeting

Attendees: Anish, Richard, Joe, John, Marty

Agenda:

Progress and status of FPGA personalities

Mode 1 (h1k)

[16-Dec.] Done

Mode 2/3 (h16k)

[16-Dec.] Done

Mode 20-29 (l8-8)

[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

[09-Dec.] Obtained L-8 data, working on mode 20, but noticed a timing problem between some tasks

[16-Dec.] We believe the BOFs are OK, but not certain yet.

Mode 10-19 (l8-1)

[25-Nov.] No FPGA work on this mode if 20-29 is OK

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

[09-Dec.]

[16-Dec.] We believe the BOFs are OK, but not certain yet.

[30-Dec.] "factor of eight" conversion issue is now fixed.

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

[09-Dec.] Some testing to verify manager load and bandpass w/peak display. Ready for engineering tests after existing buffer issue is resolved.

[16-Dec.] We believe the BOFs are OK, but not certain yet.

Looked okay in standalone, so now ready for engineering tests. Arming issues appear to be resolved. Latest arming sequence is in google docs.

Status of NRAO software

Mode 1

[16-Dec.] Done

Mode 2

[16-Dec.] Done

Mode 3

[16-Dec.] Done

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.

[09-Dec.]

[16-Dec.] Mostly working, but data is written in an unexpected order. Corrections in progress.

[30-Dec.] Test Results from 20-Dec are here.

Test time on 2-Jan GBT maintenance day will be requested

Ordering Issue is now corrected.

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?)

[09-Dec.]

Buffering bugs addressed - testing suspended when clock issue noted above was found.

Other work in progress:

  • [16-Dec.]
A non-key project resource is looking at the ADC spurs issue (identified as a non-critical item for initial deployment)

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
  • [16-Dec.] Astrid setup data for 20-29 - see sample configuration modes that Anish has loaded ans will forward to Amanda

Proposed final schedule

  • [02-Dec.] Team review of schedule showed no issues with current draft.
  • [16-Dec.] PMD concurred with latest schedule.
Topic revision: r1 - 2013-12-30, MartyBloss
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