Instrumenting the Scan Coordinator for Latency Reduction
The idea here would be to instrument the scan coordinator with logging facilities so that we could determine the questions:
What is the Slowest Device?
The answer may be surprising. I know in some fast dump modes of the spectrometer, the antenna is often faster.
Which Phases are Most Time Consuming?
In other words, are we spending/wasting the most time in activating or stopping? Which devices and what modes/observing styles are best/worst?
How Accurate are Start Time Estimations?
Is there a consistent pattern of 'padding' start times? Can it be reduced?