Thursday, 9 am MT, 11 am ET, 04 June 2015

Logistics

CV-331/AOC-317/GB-bsm, 331 Hub 192.33.117.12##6519 Audio 434-817-6286

Agenda

  • 15B
    • Program Plan (Dana)
    • PHT->PST (Dana)

  • 16A
    • Timeline (Dana)
    • PST Testing (Dana, Jen, Rick)
    • SRP Recruiting (Mark, Dave)
    • TAC Recruiting (Tim)

  • Misc.
    • Technical Reviews (Dale)
    • Import Joint External Proposals (Dana, Tim)

  • AOB

Minutes

Attending: BarryClark, RickLively, JenPlank, HeidiMedlin, MeriStanley, MarkClaussen, ClaireChandler, GustaafVanMoorsel, LorantSjouwerman, ToneyMinter, DavidFrayer, DanaBalser, TimBastian

  • 15B
    • Program Plan. The GBT and VLBA csv files have been vetted. GustaafVanMoorsel will work on the VLA. Once ready these will be imported into Plone.
    • PHT->PST. BarryClark recalled a bug in the PHT where sending an email to a user telling them to start setting up their SBs also modified the PST database. JenPlank and RickLively will check this out before we push the button. DanaBalser will check if sponsored and joint external proposals are being updated in the PST (and thus the PFT).

  • 16A
    • Timeline. No issues with the current timeline. DanaBalser will inform the relevant people.
    • PST Testing. Two issues remain to be released. 1. Exposure Calculator and Sessions (EVL-2970). No easy way to do this one so we will punt for 16A. 2. Automate min/max LST Calculation (EVL-2849) is almost ready for testing. Several issues that have been tested require some actions. JenPlank will try to release these sometime early next week.
    • SRP Recruiting. ETP has 3 vacancies (assuming one is promoted to the TAC), SSP has 2 vacancies (assuming one is promoted to the TAC), HIZ has 1 vacancy, and AGN has 1 vacancy. The goal is to have these filled by 1 July.
    • TAC Recruiting. We have 3 TAC vacancies but HIZ has been filled. ETP and SSP remain.

  • Misc.
    • Technical Reviews. We had a brief discussion in Dale's absence. The issue is that technical reviews require a lot of work. Given that only a few percent of proposals are rejected based on technical issues, why not perform the technical review after proposals have been accepted by the SRP. The SRP members find these very useful and requested that we do these reviews first.
    • Import Joint External Proposals. Since the external observatories did not want to conform to a single format, and it is difficult to import all of these into the PST manually, it was proposed that we take whatever spreadsheet is provided and write software to import this into the PST. It was agreed this would be useful but the priority was not clear. DanaBalser will submit a JIRA ticket. BarryClark reminded us of the problem that authors are often not in our database.

  • AOB
    • VLA Hybrids. GustaafVanMoorsel is working on revising the VLA configuration schedule based on the decision to remove the hybrids.
    • GBT and C-band. The GBT C-band receiver is not optimal for VLBI. It was suggested that we include some info in the CfP. Tests are ongoing, however, and this information may change. We have until close to the CfP date to make changes but other documentation may need to be updated.

-- DanaBalser - 2015-06-03
Topic revision: r2 - 2015-06-04, DanaBalser
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