Overall status: C config; intense observing pressure in the 1100-2000 LST range; correlator testing previews of coming functionality; initial staging for OPT next release. OST turnover on Wednesday - no impact in general but commissioning tests will need to be formally prioritized (assigned a rating). Reminder next week is a holiday week (Thu-Fri).
Pre 08Jan: Call for Proposals for February 2011 Call (first for new semester based system; tentative)
08-12 Jan: AAS with special NRAO sessions: Perley: 7 presentations scheduled for the EVLA special session.
List of Switched power issues (being reviewed by Engineering); more under computing
Several changes last week (update to StB to enable new monitoring data (under review); CBE nodes updated to latest version of operating system (tested in a single node to vet). Issue with filter gains required a temporary revert in CMIB version to handle setting the default values properly; change that enables CM to set this will be coordinated later (issue that had caused problems with the narrow band observing briefly). Missing data noted (18 sec at the end of a scan prior to a band change that leads to a sideband switch; 10 sec at the beginning of a band change-being explored); mislabeled scans seems to be resolved; still seeing some missing scans - mostly isolated to last scan or scans immediately after OSRO. Static recirculation tests (a.k.a. hardware stacking - providing multiple baseline board pairs per subband to improve number of spectral channels) were successful (initial: 96 to cover 6 subbands=125 kHz channels over 128 MHz). Exploring sundry other issues: >4 GHz separation problem; EA09 delays; phase jumps on 12 B/D, 14 A/C, 27 A/C and B/D). Splatter tests (Sault).
OPT 1.07 is on webtest undergoing testing; planned update by 30 Nov. Archive issue with not locking proprietary data; being reviewed but issue not currently understood. Receiver flags are not currently working; under review; ASDM work (see below).
CASA Update (new functionality available/issues/enhancements):Release continues to be immminent.