Software Release Notes for Build "BP6"

Release Date: Nov 13, 2010
Generic Release Name: BP6
Public Release Name: "Binocular Operations" release 6
General Description: General release for most things but specifically to continue development of Binocular Operations.

Telescope Operator Overview Information

  • The IIF Authorizing process is now non-sided. You choose the instruments on both sides, and then click the single 'Authorize' button to authorize both sides at the same time.

Support Astronomer Overview Information

  • none.

The Details

Specific Tests that need to be performed with the Telescope

Patches to the Release

  • PMC Version 5.12 (no change to the version)
    • Support actuator synchronous force flag in the Mirror report. This requires VxWorks V 5.7 or later.
  • IIF Version 8.5 (no change to the version)
    • Command line TCSSendWavefront command added for LBC use.

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

  • PCS: Removed [SX|DX]WarningSeparation
  • PCS: Added KFPTicks with a value of 8
  • PCS: Made the tip/tilt Threshold values sided. They are used as the descriminator for sending the tip/tilt demands to the PSFs.

AGw control server

  • none.

AOS - Adaptive Optics

  • none.

ECS - Enclosure Control

  • none.

ENV - Environmental Sensors

  • none.

IIF - Instrument Interface

  • IIF Version 8.5
    • Add enable flag to events for RotReady command.
    • Manage (stop/start) PCS optical pointing corrections in Preset and Offset commands.
    • Add manual cancel flag so cancelSyncPreset will cancel the entire Preset command.
    • Stop PCS optical pointing corrections when a Preset is canceled.
    • Fix logic in cancelSyncPreset and cancelSyncOffset so command is honored even after both sides have received their commands.
    • Change the authorize command from sided to non-sided.
    • Duplicate BinocularControl commands return warnings instead of errors.
  • IIFGUI Version 3.4
    • Support the new non-sided authorize command.

GCS - Guiding Control

  • none.

LSS - Logging and Events

  • none.

MCS / mcstemp - Mount Control

  • none.

OSS - Optical Support

  • none.

PCS - Pointing Control

  • PCS Version 6.9
    • Added "KFPTicks" as an lbt.conf.m4 configuration variable. Sets the number of times the autoguider update/track sequence is executed. This solution is to address the problem of not obtaining updated KFP coordinates for the guide/reference star when the target is offset. Added a configuration variable in lbt.conf.m4 which allows for modifying the number of times the update to the autoGuider is updated before proceeding; the default value is 8.
    • Changes were made to the startup sequence for the PCS. The initial "target" is set to RA=LST=meridian and elevation at zenith. This is to avoid gratuituous messages complaining about "below the horizon" requests from the MCSPU to the PCS.
    • Created a client function which can be used to allow/disallow the tip and tilt demands generated by the PCS to be tranmitted to the PSFs. On PCS startup, the default value is set to false.
    • When a pointing correction is requested for a synchronized Preset, both sides of the telescope must be unlocked to ensure the mount can perform this correction. While this code already existed in PCS, an event was added and the code modified a bit. This is done in updateGuideOrigin (for GCS) and updateReferenceOrigin (for AOS). Upon authorization, the tip/tilt values are disabled from sending to PSF.

PCS GUI

  • none.

Preset GUI

  • none.

Pointing Kernel / Pointing Kernel tools

  • none.

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

  • A copy constructor has been defined for the class. This fixes the AOS part of IssueTrak 2962.

commandsequencer - client/subsystem command handling

  • none.

core - foundation routines

  • As part of defining the copy constructor for the CommandReturn class, the ArgumentList methods serialize() and getTypeFromEnum() were made const.

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 - 06 Nov 2010

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