Meeting Agenda

Draft Agenda (12 Dec 2011) - pdf

Tuesday Dec 13
9:00-9:30am ALMA Phasing Overview (Doeleman)
Science Drivers
General Design
9:30-10:00 ALMA Correlator Modifications I (Lacasse)
Overview/scope of modifications
ALMA Interfaces
PIC Card Design
10:00-10:25 ALMA Correlator Modifcations II (Greenberg)
Firmware modifications (Correlator Card, CIC)
1PPS distribution, timing, monitoring options
10:25-10:40 Break
10:40-11:40 ALMA Software I (Kern/Hiriart)
ALMA Software System
Necessary ICD's
Phasing System Interfaces:
  • Hardware Side
  • Correlator
  • Devices
  • ALMA Operator Display
  • VOM
  • Scheduler
11:40-12:10 ALMA Software II (Lucas)
TelCal (incl. phasing algorithms)
12:10-12:30 Discussion
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:25 Optical Fiber Link (Kono-san)
2:25-2:50 Hydrogen Maser (Doeleman)
Physical Footprint
Stability tests of ALMA LO
2:50-3:15 VLBI Recorder (Whitney)
Physical Footprint
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:00 VLBI Correlation (Cappallo)
Sampling compatibility
VDIF format
DiFX operations
Meta-data: epoch, maser drift, zero-pad pos.
4:00-6:00 Discussion
Software interfaces and delineation of tasks.
General Design topics.
6:00pm Dinner at Haystack

Wednesday Dec 14
9:00-9:25 Status of ALMA Array (Saez)
9:25-9:45 System Engineering (Lacasse and group)
Instrumentation Location
9:45-10:30 Testing and Integration
(Greenberg): Test fixture for signal path in Charlottesville
(Escoffier): DTS simulator upgrade
(Saez/Nagar): Testing in Chile: logistics, equipment
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Testing and Integration (cont'd)
(Primiani): Lessons from SMA
(Lindqvist/Roy): APEX update and potential use in testing
11:15-12:00 Discussion: Testing and Integration
Testing Stages and Dependencies
(Weintroub): Casper, briefly
(Rottmann): Field System Overview
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Calibration of Phased Array (Rogers, Doeleman)
WVR data
1:30-2:30 Drafting of Work Breakdown Structure (All)
Who does what
Review of Interfaces (ICD development)
2:30-3:00 Drafting of Timeline (All)
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-3:45 Documentation for the ALMA Board (Doeleman)
Memorandum of Understanding
Implementation plan
3:15-4:00 Project Management:
Reporting/Telecon Schedule
Contacts: who at each center of activity
Interaction with ALMA Management
Documentation Required
Future Meeting
Dropbox of hosted Wiki?
4:00-6:00 Final Discussion
6:00pm Dinner at Haystack

End of Meeting