Test Observation Project Codes

Critical Commissioning Tests

System Verification Observations

  • TCOR: Correlator observations
  • T3BI: 3bit
  • TVER: Verification
    • TVER0001, Mc Mullin, basic verification
    • TVER0002, Krauss, basic verification
    • TVER0003, Dhawan, basic verification
    • TVER0004, Shepherd, basic verification
    • TVER0005, Roy, standard modes
    • TVER0006, Momjian, basic verification

Observing Band Test Observations: Testing and development within broad frequency ranges distinguished by their calibration strategies

  • TSUB: Sub-GHz Frequencies observations
    • TSUB0001, Owen, basic readiness
    • TSUB0002, Butler, VLITE testing
  • TLOW: Low frequency observing observations
    • TLOW0001, Mc Mullin, deep looks in A config
    • TLOW0002, Perley, characterizing S band
  • TMID: Mid frequency observations
    • TMID0001, Perley, wideband X-band
    • TMID0002, Mao, wideband C-band
  • THIG: High frequency observations
    • THIG0001, Leroy, reference pointing workarounds
    • THIG0002, Cannon, Ku readiness
    • THIG0003, van Moorsel, sensitivity
    • THIG0004, Malone, reference pointing
    • THIG0005, M. Mao, Q calibrator strengths
    • THIG0006, Sjouwerman, OTF

Observing Mode Test Observations: Testing and development within broad observing modes distinguished by their science goals

  • TSPE: Spectral line observations
    • TSPE0001, Brogan, AB1346 RSRO readiness
    • TSPE0002, van Gorkom, widefield bandpass stability
    • TSPE0004, Aravena, doppler tracking readiness, AV317 readiness
    • TSPE0005, Goss, long-term bandpass stability
    • TSPE0006, Balser, strong continuum
    • TSPE0007, Ott, doppler tracking v setting
    • TSPE0008, Momjian, Zeeman readiness
    • TSPE0009, Momjian, weak and wide HI
    • TSPE0010, Linz, weak lines near strong ones
    • TSPE0011, Ott, backend vs post-processing averaging
    • TSPE0012, Roy, Galactic HI calibration
    • TSPE0013, McMullin, ringing
    • TSPE0014, Kepley, calibration
    • TSPE0015, Beuther, 31 spectral windows
  • TPOL: Polarization observations
    • TPOL0001, Rupen, polarization orientation
    • TPOL0002, Myers, polarization stability, POLCAL readiness
    • TPOL0003, Myers, POLCAL
    • TPOL0004, Owen, rotation measures
    • TPOL0005, Sault, RecRot
    • TPOL0006, Moellenbrock, ionospheric corrections
  • TPLA: Planetary observations
    • TPLA0001, Butler, basic readiness
  • TSOL: Solar observations
    • TSOL0001, Bastian, on-Sun linearity, etc.
    • TSOL0002, Perley, strong source attenuation
    • TSOL0003, Butler, 12A-285 readiness
  • TAST: Astrometry observations
    • TAST0001, Brunthaler, basic readiness

Observing Support Test Observations: Testing and development of the end-to-end capability of the array to support observations for the community

  • TOSR: Open shared risk observations
    • TOSR0001, Rupen, end-to-end testing
    • TOSR0002, Momjian, AK723 readiness
    • TOSR0003, Sjouwerman, doppler setting
    • TOSR0004, Rupen, changing bands, changing frequencies
    • TOSR0005, Mc Mullin, end-to-end testing
    • TOSR0006, Wrobel, OST readiness
  • TRSR: Resident shared risk observations
    • TRSR0001, Rupen, basic readiness
    • TRSR0002, Chandler, AC982 readiness
    • TRSR0003, Aravena, AA330 readiness
    • TRSR0004, Bhatnagar, AB1345 readiness
    • TRSR0005, Brogan, AB1346 readiness
    • TRSR0006, Heesen, AH1006 readiness
    • TRSR0007, Kepley, AK726 readiness
    • TRSR0008, Leroy, AL746 readiness
    • TRSR0009, Miller-Jones, AM1014 readiness
    • TRSR0010, Soderberg, AS1015 readiness
    • TRSR0011, Taylor, AT374 readiness
    • TRSR0012, van Gorkom, AV318 readiness
    • TRSR0013, Butler, AB1353 readiness
    • TRSR0014, Momjian, AM1005 readiness
    • TRSR0015, Myers, AM1018 readiness
    • TRSR0016, Owen, AO255 readiness
    • TRSR0017, Wrobel, AW775 readiness
    • TRSR0018, Chomiuk, AC992 readiness
    • TRSR0019, Marvil, AM1038, AM1040 readiness
    • TRSR0020, Chandler, wideband reference pointing
    • TRSR0021, Perley, wideband calibration methods
    • TRSR0022, Hofner, 10B-124 readiness
    • TRSR0023, Hallinan, 10B-173 readiness
    • TRSR0024, Hallinan, 10B-209 readiness
    • TRSR0025, Takahashi, 10B-126 readiness
    • TRSR0026, Rupen, 10B-239 readiness
    • TRSR0027, Fomalont, 10B-105 readiness
    • TRSR0028, Kellermann, 10B-104 readiness
    • TRSR0029, Knapp, 10B-186 readiness
    • TRSR0030, Irwin, 10C-219 readiness
    • TRSR0031, Miller-Jones, 10B-147 readiness
    • TRSR0032, Rupen, 10B-211 readiness
    • TRSR0033, Hallinan, 10C-210 readiness
    • TRSR0034, Ott, 10B-177 readiness
    • TRSR0035, Momjian, 10C-211 readiness
    • TRSR0036, Liu, 11A-150 readiness
    • TRSR0037, Momjian, 11A-231 readiness
    • TRSR0038, Hughes, 11A-142 readiness
    • TRSR0039, Neff, 11A-216 readiness
    • TRSR0040, Sjouwerman, 11A-129 readiness
    • TRSR0041, Brunthaler, 11A-218 readiness
    • TRSR0042, Takahashi, 11A-220 readiness
    • TRSR0043, Brunthaler, 11B-145, 11B-168 readiness
    • TRSR0044, Lang, 11B-210 readiness
    • TRSR0045, Myers, 11B-203 readiness
    • TRSR0046, Rupen, 11B-236/11B-157 readiness
    • TRSR0047, Brunthaler, 12A-161/12A-348 readiness
    • TRSR0048, Kepley, 12A-184/12A-186/12A-462 readiness
    • TRSR0049, Roy, 12A-402 readiness
    • TRSR0050, Corby, 12A-424 readiness
    • TRSR0051, Chandler, 12A-249 readiness
    • TRSR0052, Law, 12A-336 readiness
    • TRSR0053, Busch, 12A-477 readiness
    • TRSR0054, Yen, 12B-090, 12B-091 readiness
    • TRSR0055, Chandler, 12B-196 readiness
    • TRSR0056, Sjouwerman, 12B-002 readiness
    • TRSR0057, Claussen, 12B-078, 12B-306 readiness
    • TRSR0058, Mutel, 12B-363 readiness
    • TRSR0059, Kassim, 12B-394 readiness
    • TRSR0060, Mao, 12B-396 readiness
    • TRSR0061, Neff, 12B-397 readiness
    • TRSR0062, Hallinan, 13A-365, 13A-471 readiness
    • TRSR0063, Myers, 13A-362 readiness
    • TRSR0064, Bastian, 13A-384 readiness
    • TRSR0065, van Gorkom, 13B-266 readiness
    • TRSR0066, Castelletti, Clarke, 13B-219, -026, -201, -252, -349 readiness
    • TRSR0067, Hyman, 13B-321 readiness
    • TRSR0068, Cutchin, 13B-332 readiness
    • TRSR0069, Asaki, 13B-284 readiness
    • TRSR0070, Osten, 13B-293 readiness
    • TRSR0071, Tsai, 13B-351 readiness
    • TRSR0072, Mooley, 13B-370 readiness
    • TRSR0073, Ibar, 13B-376 readiness
    • TRSR0074. Scaife, 13B-098 readiness
    • TRSR0075, Ivison, 13B-269 readiness
    • TRSR0076, Law, 13B-054 readiness
    • TRSR0077, Hales, 14A-409 readiness
    • TRSR0078, Bannister, 14A-102 readiness
    • TRSR0079, Meyer, 14B-315 readiness
    • TRSR0080, Morabito, 15A-227 readiness
    • TRSR0081, Demorest, 15A-105 readiness
    • TRSR0082, Sjouwerman, 15A-264 readiness
    • TRSR0083, Rickert, 15A-257 readiness
    • TRSR0084, Kooi, 15A-077 readiness
    • TRSR0085, Bansal, 15B-340 readiness
    • TRSR0086, Butler, Schinzel and Taylor, 18A-017 and 18A-369 readiness
  • TDEM: Demo science observations
    • TDEM0001, Miller-Jones, summer school continuum
    • TDEM0002, Miller-Jones, summer school line
    • TDEM0003, Claussen, IRC 10216
    • TDEM0004, Remijan, large-molecule students
    • TDEM0005, Butler, Cassini occulted
    • TDEM0006, Owen, M87 core and jet
    • TDEM0007, Frail, Crab
    • TDEM0008, Ott, M51 HI
    • TDEM0009, NRAO summer interns
    • TDEM0010, Marvil, M82 Lband
    • TDEM0011, Perley, Herc A
    • TDEM0012, Golap, W50 mosaic
    • TDEM0013, Miller-Jones, SS433 movie
    • TDEM0014, Taylor, UNM students
    • TDEM0015, Cannon, Macalester students
    • TDEM0016, Mutel, U Iowa students
    • TDEM0017, Intema, Sausage cluster
    • TDEM0018, van Gorkom, Columbia students
    • TDEM0019, Durham, Saint Anselm College
    • TDEM0020, Pannuti, Morehead State students
    • TDEM0021, Cannon, Macalester students
    • TDEM0022, Galvan-Madrid, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia students
    • TDEM0023, Cannon, Macalester students
    • TDEM0024, Denn, Metropolitan State University of Denver students
    • TDEM0025, Cannon, Macalester students
    • TDEM0026, Pihlstrom, UNM students
  • TCAL: Calibrator survey/models/db observations
    • TCAL0001, Mioduszewski, models
    • TCAL0002, Perley, Cygnus A
    • TCAL0003, Momjian, SEFD monitoring
    • TCAL0004, Perley, flux density runs
    • TCAL0005, Perley, flux density ratios
    • TCAL0006, Claussen, weak-source calibration
    • TCAL0007, Sjouwerman, 3c454.3
    • TCAL0008, Sjouwerman, calibrator survey
    • TCAL0009, Sjouwerman, flux density scale source monitoring
  • TSCH: Scheduling heuristics
  • TRAP: Rapid response observations
  • TSKY: VLASS readiness
    • TSKY0001, Myers
  • TALM: ALMA
    • TALM0001, Peck, synergies with ALMA
  • TGBT: GBT
    • TGBT0001, O'Neil, synergies with GBT
  • THYB:Hybrids
    • THYB0001, Chandler, configuration tests
  • TNGV: NGVLA
    • TNGV0001, Butler, NGVLA tests
  • TVPILOT: VLA Sky Survey Pilot
    • TVPILOT, Chandler, sky survey pilot study
  • TFST: Fast dumps
    • TFST0001, Butler, tests
  • TVSUBAR: subarray observing under OST
  • TDRW0001: Momjian, observation for Data Reduction Workshop
  • TOTS: On the sky tests
    • TOTS0001, Sjouwerman, test freq averaging

Advanced Science Support Test Observations

Advanced Observing Modes

  • TPUL: Pulsar observations
    • TPUL0001, Butler, pulsar testing
  • TVLB: VLBA/VLBI observations
    • TVLB0001, Deller, phasing tests
    • TVLB0002, Lazio, phasing tests
  • TPHA: Phased array
    • TPHA0001, Mioduszewski, phased array tests

Advanced Data Techniques

  • TMOS: Mosaicing observations
    • TMOS0001, Smolcic, readiness
  • THOL: Holography* THOL0001, Butler
  • TRFI: RFI observations
    • TRFI0001, Momjian, ea02 comb
    • TRFI0002, Rupen, rfi sweep
    • TRFI0003, Rao, RFI rejection tests
  • TCAS: CASA tests
    • TCAS0001, Butler, ~TB test
  • TALG: Algorithm development observations
    • TALG0001, Owen, wideband imaging, widefield polarimetry, Lband
    • TALG0002, Bhatnagar, wideband & widefield imaging, Lband
    • TALG0003, Bhatnagar, AB1345 RSRO readiness
    • TALG0004, Urvashi, wideband & widefield imaging, Lband

Observatory-Sponsored Observations

  • TOBS: Observatory-sponsored observations
    • TOBS0001, McMullin, SN of unknown type
    • TOBS0006, Sjouwerman, G2 encounter with Sgr A*
    • TOBS0007, Rupen, V838 Mon
    • TOBS0008, Chandler, SN Ia in M82
    • TOBS0009, Mioduszewski, trigger on ANTARES neutrino detection
    • TOBS0010, Mioduszewski, trigger on GRB 171205A

-- JoanWrobel - 2014-09-15

-- BryanButler - 2017-05-30
Topic revision: r171 - 2019-04-01, HeidiMedlin
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