Agenda

CASA/JIVE VLBI Coordination Meeting

2019 February 20 @ 1500UTC

Logistics

  • NRAO Shutdown status
    • Shutdowns seem to be over for 2019; in any case, NRAO has coordinated with NSF to guarantee funding through 2019 September
  • Future Meeting dates (usually last Wed of the month):
    • Next meeting: 2019 Mar 27 @ *1400*UTC (Daylight savings begins 2019 Mar 10 in USA, 2019 Mar 31 in JIVE)
    • 2019 Apr 24
    • 2019 May 29
    • 2019 Jun 26?
    • 2019 Jul 31?

General Admin

  • CASA 5.5
    • Wrapping up final validation, etc.
    • CASA 6 (release: 2019 Apr 19): migrate task/tool interfaces to assure same scientific support as CASA 5.5
  • CASA 5.6/6.1 dates pending (requirements due by ~end of January)
  • Other admin?

Verification/Validation/Documentation

  • Status of testing and merges for 5.5
    • Everything ok with CAS-12180 (refant list), etc.?
    • Release notes communicated to Bjorn
  • (Mark) Testing of fringe fitting with a model
  • (Mark) EVN archival data issue and importfitsidi
  • General verification testing?

Development/Features

  • Requirements collation (Mark)
    • Any high nails to add to near-term development list?
  • New integration branch (Mark)
  • Items for CASA 5.6/6.1 development
    • (George) Look into correlation-dependent flagging issue (CAS-695)
    • (Walter) Advanced VLBA Amplitude calibration a la Walter memo from a few years ago
      • Bandpass normalization flexibility: voltage vs. power
      • accor solutions applied to ACs? (should already be true, else a bug)
    • (Des) Baseline stacking
    • (Des) Wide bandwidth and dispersive
    • (George) perscan interpolation option?

AOB?

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Topic revision: r3 - 2019-02-20, MarkKettenis
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