OVSA Expansion Preliminary Design Review Meeting (Mar. 15-17, 2012)

Summary

The OVSA Expansion team gathered at Owens Valley Radio Observatory on Mar. 15-17, 2012 for the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) prior to purchasing parts for the three-element array prototype. The meeting was attended by 9 team members from NJIT, Caltech, UC/Berkeley, NRAO, and AFRL. Additional staff from Berkeley and Caltech contributed to parts of the meeting. The agenda is shown below, with links to most of the talks.

Here are links to earlier meetings: Kickoff Meeting (2010 Oct. 25-27), Conceptual Design Meeting (2011 Apr. 25-27), Technical Design Review Meeting (2012 Mar. 15-17), Prototype Review Meeting (2012 Sep. 24-26)

Agenda

Thursday, Mar. 15

8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM System Level Review Get PPT file
Dale Gary, NJIT

9:30 AM Timing System: 1 PPS Get PPT file
Wes Grammer, NRAO

10:00 AM Timing System: NTP Get PPT file
Dale Gary, NJIT

10:30 AM Break

10:45 AM Digital System: F-Engine Get PPT file
Nimish Sane, NJIT

11:15 AM Digital System: X-Engine Get PPT file
Nimish Sane, NJIT

11:45 AM Data Packaging Processor Get PPT file
Gordon Hurford, UC/Berkeley

12:30 PM Lunch and Site Tour

2:00 PM Data & Database System
Gordon Hurford, Jim McTiernan, UC/Berkeley

2:45 PM Pipeline Processing System
Jim McTiernan, UC/Berkeley; Stephen White, AFRL

3:30 PM Break

3:45 PM Coordinate/Geometry Calculation & Distribution Get PPT file
Dale Gary, NJIT

4:15 PM State Frame Assembly and Distribution Get PPT file
Gelu Nita, NJIT

5:00 PM Digital/Data System Discussion -- All

6:00 PM Adjourn

Friday, Mar. 16

8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Antennas/Controllers Get PPT file
Dale Gary, NJIT

9:45 AM Warm Front End/Optical Link Get PPT file
Wes Grammer, NRAO

10:30 AM Break

10:45 AM Cold Front End Get PPT file
Stephen Muchovej, Caltech

11:15 AM LO System Get PPT file
Wes Grammer, NRAO

11:45 AM Analog Backend Get PPT file
Wes Grammer, NRAO

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Ethernet Network Get PPT file
Dale Gary, NJIT

2:00 PM Control & Monitor System Get PPT file
Gelu Nita , NJIT

2:45 PM Operator Interface Get PPT file
Dale Gary, NJIT

3:30 PM Break

3:45 PM Cryogenics Get PPT file
Stephen Muchovej, Caltech

4:15 PM Electronics Room Layout Plans Get White-Board Photo
Wes Grammer, NRAO; Dale Gary, NJIT

4:45 PM Antenna/Analog/Cryo System Discussion -- All

6:00 PM Adjourn

Saturday, Mar. 17

8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Calibration Get Calibration XLS file
Gordon Hurford, UC/Berkeley

9:45 AM Computing System -- All

10:30 AM Break

10:45 AM Summary and Wrap-Up

12:00 PM Adjourn

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