Software Release Notes for Build "BP2"

Release Date: May 18, 2010
Generic Release Name: BP2
Public Release Name: "Binocular Operations" release 2
General Description: Demonstrate some of the architectural and functional components of Binocular Operations

Telescope Operator Overview Information

  • The PCS command line utilities, ptlist/ptmodify/ptreset, now require a side indicator (0 or 1).
          Usage: utilityName [side] [term] [termValue]
                   where utilityName = ptlist | ptreset | ptmodify
                   side = 0 | 1 where 0=Left and 1=Right
                   only ptmodify uses the parameters term and termValue

Support Astronomer Overview Information

  • The new IIF command BinocularControl must be used to indicate the PCS is to allow large Preset target changes.
  • The new IIF command BinocularControl must be used if synchronous Presets/Offsets are desired.

The Details

Specific Tests that need to be performed with the Telescope

Patches to the Release

  • IIF Version 8.1
    • Corrections to rotator bookkeeping in commands RotHold, RotTrack, RotReady, and RotServicePosition.

Known Bugs

  • none.

Release Overview

  • This release is a superset of build AO5.
  • Binocular Presets and Offsets are now either 'synchronous' or 'asynchronous'. Synchronous Presets/Offsets require the TCS be notified through the BinocularControl command, and exactly one Preset/Offset per side is expected. The TCS will wait for both command to be received before proceeding. Asynchronous Presets/Offsets do not require notification, but only one will be processed at a time. The PCS will apply 'nearby' tests to determine validity of the final target.

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 - Instrument Interface

  • IIF Version 8.0
    • Support for synchronous/asynchronous binocular Presets and Offsets.
    • Support for canceling Preset/Offset synchronous mode.
    • Clean up events in Preset and Offset.
    • Set PCS weight to zero in Authorize if instrument is NONE.
    • Rename PresetClear command to BinocularControl.
  • IIFGUI Version 3.0
    • Add PCS telescope weight display.
    • Add Preset and Offset binocular status displays.
    • Add support for canceling Preset/Offset synchronous mode.

GCS - Guiding Control

  • none.

LSS - Logging and Events

  • none.

MCS / mcstemp - Mount Control

  • none.

OSS - Optical Support

  • none.

PCS - Pointing Control

  • none.

PCS GUI

  • main page of new PCSGUI displays reflective memory variables.

Preset GUI

  • removal of PRESETGUI

Pointing Kernel / Pointing Kernel tools

  • none.

PMC - Primary Mirror Cell

  • none.

PSF - Point Spread Function

  • none.

TCS GUI

  • TCSGUI Version 1.19
    • Removed the PCS side setting.
    • Removed the PRESETGUI.
    • Reorganized the display for better fit.

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.

IRTC - Infrared Test Camera

  • none.

LBC - LBT Binocular Camera

  • none.

LBTO Weather Station - 3DWGUI

  • none.

MAT - Mount Axillary Telescope

  • none.

All Sky Monitor

  • none.

-- NormCushing - 11 May 2010
Topic revision: r5 - 27 May 2010, ChrisBiddick
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