Software Release Notes for Build "29"

Release Date: June 10, 2009
Generic Release Name: B29
Public Release Name: ??? vn

Specific Tests that need to be performed with the Telescope

Patches to the Release

  • ECS Version 2.10a
    • The CA_TEMP_DEADBAND_LEFT was inadvertently commented out for testing, but it remained in the delivered code. The CA_TEMP_DEADBAND value was improperly being used instead. Fixed in this patch.
    • The true length of the HOST_SETPOINTS is now being used instead of the previous value which allowed too many bytes to be read. While this did not cause an error, it was incorrect.
  • PMC Version 4.16
    • The check for mirror motion done has been made more robust. Instead of waiting for two seconds and then checking for done, we now wait up to four seconds checking for busy, and then start checking for done. There have been cases (IssueTrak 2241) where there was more than a two second delay between the request to start the move, and when the move became busy. We think these are due to excessive network latency, since normally the move is busy a small fraction of a second after the request.

Known Bugs

  • none.

Release Overview

  • none.

Operating System, System Configuration, TCS and Hardware Computers

TCS Servers / Workstations

  • none.

agw-control computer

  • none.

jet computer, DSP, FPGA

  • none.

Networks

  • none.

PLCs

  • none.

TCS Subsystems and GUIs, and significant configuration files

lbt.conf

  • none.

AGw control server

  • none.

AOS - Adaptive Optics

  • none.

ECS - Enclosure Control

  • ECS Version 2.10
    • Fixed telemetry nomenclature for the DAQ temperature values. System: "daq", Name: "thermal computer"
    • Fix (addressed as patch in previous build) to address the errors generated when trying to read Rack 5/Slot 9 from the ECSPLC. This Rack/Slot no longer exists; the card has been moved to Rack 5/Slot 7. The ECS subsystem has been modified in the most correct way to read the new location of Rack 5/Slot 7.

ENV - Environmental Sensors

  • none.

IIF / IRS - Instrument Interface

  • none.

GCS - Guiding Control - V2.1.20

  • added a DD variable WFSCam.imageCounter to reflect image related changes only
  • updating WFSCam.imageCounter whenever a valid image was received form the WF camera therefore viewing a WFS image even if it's considered bad
  • ensured reading of guideCorrectionFactor entry in configuration file to be read before every image analysis in guide loop.
  • calculating peak spot counts in WFS over 5x5 means of all the spots and finding the brightest spot, This avoids problems with cosmic rays or hot pixels

GCSGUI - Guiding Control GUI - V0.1.7

  • changed the indicator for a new WFS image from Zernikes.updateCounter to WFSCam.imageCounter to show even bad WFS images
  • fixed visualization algorithm to always show enough contrast to separate star from background

LSS - Logging and Events

  • none.

MCS / mcstemp - Mount Control

  • none.

OSS - Optical Support

  • none.

PCS - Pointing Control

  • none.

PCS GUI

  • none.

Preset GUI

  • none.

Pointing Kernel / Pointing Kernel tools

  • none.

PMC - Primary Mirror Cell

  • PMC Version 4.15
    • The mirror ventilation temperature set point PID control algorithm now has a "leaky" integrator, and an integrator limit. Both are displayed and adjusted on the GUI. The default "leak" is 0.99, and the default integrator limit is 2.0 C.
  • PMCGUI Version 4.22
    • Allows changing the mirror ventilation PID integrator "leak" and limit values.

PSF - Point Spread Function

  • PSF Version 4.35
    • The primary mirror motion limit check has been enhanced to do a cylinder check for X, Y, and Rz, and a height check for Z, Rx, and Ry. The cylinder check reduces all axes equally if the cylinder limit is violated, while the height check limits Z, and then reduces Rx and Ry equally by the amount left over. The relevant parameters are in lbt.conf and may be changed in real time: PMstaticRadius (the effective radius in mm for the outermost static support), [left|right]PMXYlimit (the cylinder radius in mm), and [left|right]PMZlimit (the half height in mm).

SDB - Star Database

  • none.

TCS GUI

  • none.

WX - Weather Station

  • none.

TCS Common Software

commandreturn - client command status returns

  • none.

commandsequencer - client/subsystem command handling

  • none.

core - foundation routines

  • none.

datadictionary - reflective memory and event support

  • none.

eventhandler - event handling

  • none.

networkconfig - subsystem management

  • none.

reflectivememory - global shared memory

  • none.

rpc - communication protocol

  • none.

setvalue - reflective memory access

  • none.

tcs_config - tcs configuration

  • none.

TCS Tools

DDEditor - Data Dictionary Editor

  • none.

DDBrowser - Data Dictionary Browser

  • none.

DDViewer - Data Dictionary Viewer

  • none.

Event Editor

  • none.

Telemetry

Collector

  • none.

Instruments and Environmental Sensors

DIMM - Differential Image Monitor

  • none.

idl

  • none.

iraf

  • none.

IRC - Infrared Test Camera Client

  • none.

LBC - LBT Binocular Camera

  • none.

LBTO Weather Station - 3DWGUI

  • none.

MAT - Mount Axillary Telescope

  • none.

Polaris Monitor

  • none.

-- StephenHooper - 08 Jun 2009
Topic revision: r7 - 06 Oct 2009, NormCushing
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