Software Release Notes for Build B32B

Release Date: September 22, 2009
Generic Release Name: B32B
Public Release Name: The build incorporates the latest Pointing Kernel capabilities, as well as a fix to address the inability to guide in the previous kernel version.

Build B32B supersedes builds B32 and B32A; it is everything that B32 was intended to be, but the Pointing Kernel now contains a modification which addresses the lack of guiding capability in B32. Since B32B was derived from B32A, all the updates of B32A are also included in B32B.

Telescope Operator Overview Information

  • N/A

Support Astronomer Overview Information

Pointing Control Subsystem/Pointing Kernel

  • PCS Version 4.2
    • The inability to guide discovered in B32 has been fixed in the patched kernel employed by this build.
    • The IRTCBGF and LUCIFER now employ the same settings in their respective affine transforms in the PCS code.
    • The X- and Y-Flips for both instruments have been set to {false, false} in the PCS configuration file, PCSInstrument.conf.
    • The "on-demand" rotator trajectory generator for LBC has been rolled back to the version which requires a "shadow" rotator virtual telescope to exist which mimics the main mount virtual telescope.

The Details

Specific Tests that need to be performed with the Telescope

Patches to the Release

  • PCS_Version-4.2a (PCS.B32Ba): Patch to address the improper functioning of updatePointingReference (RA/Dec). Removed a reference to the autoguider.

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

  • none.

ENV - Environmental Sensors

  • none.

IIF / IRS - Instrument Interface

  • none.

GCS - Guiding Control - V2.0.3

  • none.

LSS - Logging and Events

  • none.

MCS / mcstemp - Mount Control

  • none.

OSS - Optical Support

  • none.

PCS - Pointing Control

  • PCS Version 4.2
    • This version contains all the modifications implemented in the PCS of version B32, except as documented below in the details.
    • We are now using Pointing Kernel V1.8+patch; this kernel has a fix to the bug which was introduced to make the filter for the roll axis (azimuth) work at all elevations without having to change the gain. The bug caused guiding to not work properly.
    • Details - Additions/modifications from B32:
      • The IRTCBGF and LUCIFER now employ the same settings in their respective affine transforms in that the 180 degree rotation has been removed from the IRTCBGF transform. Further, the X- and Y-Flips for both instruments have been set to {false, false} in the PCS configuration file, PCSInstrument.conf.
      • The "on-demand" rotator trajectory generator for LBC has been rolled back to the version which requires a "shadow" rotator virtual telescope to exist which mimics the main mount virtual telescope.

PCS GUI

  • none.

Preset GUI

  • none.

Pointing Kernel / Pointing Kernel tools

  • PK V1.8 plus patch for guiding problem.

PMC - Primary Mirror Cell

  • none.

PSF - Point Spread Function

  • none.

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

  • IRC Version 1.4.2
    • Convert proper motion from milli-arc-seconds/year to radians/year.

LBC - LBT Binocular Camera

  • none.

LBTO Weather Station - 3DWGUI

  • none.

MAT - Mount Axillary Telescope

  • none.

Polaris Monitor

  • none.

-- MicheleDeLaPena - 17 Sep 2009
Topic revision: r6 - 06 Oct 2009, NormCushing
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