Tech Staff Meeting Notes September 19, 2003
After missing several meetings due to various events we finally had a staff meeting.
Current Top Priorities are:ANSS, Athens Node, I-40 Bridge, ISISII
Repair Generator. Done and tested. Power redone in machine room. The deltec is in the expansion space looking for a home. Still need to get stilgar and strider on the generator.
Need to do a recon at Shelby to make sure no damage occurred during the storm. No Damage.
Battery charging station. Need a hood.
Still need to finish 4th channel up grade on about 1.5 nodes. Degaining subroutines incorporated into xpick. Also available is a standalone version at /gaia/smeagol/local/bin/degain.
Need to do routine service on all strongmotion stations including clean out flash. Dump data on standalone stations and just nuke it on real-time ones. Need to find way to get status information particularly regarding timing. When in dual mode, appears to go to flash but not serial. New firmware sends status both ways. John is gradually installing.
2003 ANSS. Going to Cape week of 9/29. ET week of 10/27.
I-40 bridge go bumped up to Thanksgiving time frame. Need to do the mockup and figure out how to get the seed files into earthworm.
ATHN Node. Will move this to the new EMA week of 10/27 and replace the freewaves with aironets.
MKTA. Still waiting for roof reconstruction. Do we need AC up top?
GPS. Need to make a run sometime.
FDL. Initial laptop config complete and propogated. Still need battery boxes, cables, yada, yada, for 6TD's. Nasty old mulichannel borehold cable is on spools. Could theoretically build the "smoking room." Need to clean up.
CPCT. need to complete gate on cave entrance.
Second Tier Priorities
HTAR. Now points and is transmitting to MKTA. Need to do some work at MKTA and get it into the worm.
PERC wall for Gary. Done.
ASAP antenna. Done.
Station service. Done.
Ft Payne and Bardwell aftershock deployments. Done.
John needs 10 BAB boards. Done.
Still Working on TEMA firewall.
Weird problem with PII box from Chestnut Mt. John will send to CERI for repair. Done. Still mysteriously noisy.
CVTN optical isolation.
Need to pull MPHB for repair. Need to get orientation before reinstalling.
BB Test Facility. Will get Calvin Strong to do it for us.
SEKY and VBMS. Two new NSN stations. Mitch needs to finish VBMS analysis of noise data and write the IRIS proposals. VBMS will be done through Ole Miss, we have to do SEKY (KGS would rather we take the lead).
Timing. Greg has an easy way to generate a datastream that goes high when lock is lost. Need a worm module to monitor. BB monitoring is more difficult. How do we automate the status stream or even get it back to Memphis for logging? (Save it to file with Scream?).
Computer Room Power. Generator hooked into the worms. Deltec service contract PO is complete. Greg is making contact.
The original seisnets racks need new batteries.
Nodes need new batteries. Could extend life of new batteries if we had new chargers but this will take time we don't have right now.
ATHN. Need to keep our ears open for when the new tower is erected. Then make the move and convert to aironets.
Replace nasty old map. Done.
North Carlina station refurbish. Get a whole crew over there and more or less rebuild all stations.
Renew FCC licenses. Done.
Greg was ruminating and came up with this todo list. Much of it that relates to other stuff has been incorporated here.
Monroe. Still want to. But when and where?
I-40 Bridge. Boards construction continues. Will need to do a mockup soon. Looks like data are stored in dos "disks" at the DAS. Documentation indicates this can be a remote disk also. Do we need a different computer with dos disk sharing? How does this change our plan to use tcp/ip for communications? Mitch has other questions. Doesn't look like real-time data will be available. This implies that rapid warnings won't be either.
BB network upgrade. Necessary hardware on order. DM's should arrive in soon.
Pull SMA's as convenient. Hardware to go back to LDEO when finished.
Permanent station at HOGG?
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