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TOG - Agenda, October 4, 2018

  1. Local Arrangements/Opening Remarks (Vicente, Agudo)
  2. Approval & last minute additions to Agenda (all)
  3. Acceptance of minutes from last meeting (all;Minutes from Shanghai meeting)
  4. Review of Action Items from last meeting (all; see Action Items from last meeting )
  5. Review of Permanent Action Items (all; see Permanent Action Items)
  6. Reliability/Performance of the EVN
    • The 2 Gbps problem. V105E and V106E DBBC2 firmware (Blanchard, Vicente, all)
    • Reliability/Performance of the EVN. (Blanchard)
    • NME results (Blanchard)
    • Feedback from last sessions. (Blanchard)
    • Amplitude calibration. (Blanchard)
    • Grafana. A reminder (Vicente)
  7. Amplitude Calibration
    • Review of continuous cal at the stations (Vicente)
  8. VLBI backends
    • DBBC2 firmware: V107 (de Vicente, Bach & all)
    • DBBC2 firmware: wastro mode
    • DBBC2 firmware: PFB (information from stations).
    • Other VLBI backends: MDBE, OCTAD news
  9. Recorders: Mark 5, Mark6, Flexbuf
    • e-shipping: problems & solutions (Verkouter)
    • Flexbuff status and 2 Gbps (all)
    • Disk inventory and purchase status (Vicente, all)
    • Possible flexbuff upgrades: more space (Vicente)
  10. Stations
    • Status on Nk in Ghana. (James Chibueze)
    • Presentation of ROT telescope (A. Sargsyan)
  11. EVLBI
    • Current correlator capabilities and future ones.
    • KVAZAR network integration in the eVLBI. Dates.
    • 2 Gbps at the remaining stations.
    • e-Merlin developments (Varenius)
  12. Technical Developments
    • Recent developments in Dwingeloo: White Rabbit and SDR (P. Boven)
    • Plan for higher incremental recording rates up to 32 Gbps.
    • DBBC3. Current status. Backwards compatibility and available firmware (?)
    • Auxiliary scripts & central repository?(Vicente)
  13. JIVE
    • Technical Operations and R&D at JIVE, (Szomoru)
  14. VLBA
    • VLBA status report (W. Brisken)
    • Globals and recording compatibility. Recorded Mark6 operations.
  15. Field System, status and new features
    • Status report, new developments (D. Horsely)
  16. Long term future
    • DBBC3 tests & future implementation at the FS
    • Review of potential developments in the next 2-3 years
    • EVN Science document. Chapter on Technology
  17. Jumping JIVE
    • WP5. New stations.
  18. Date and place of the next TOG meeting
    • To be decided
  19. AOB
na/sustainability/tog/2018_10/tog-agenda-2018-10.txt · Last modified: 2018/10/04 07:34 by pdvicente