Tech Staff Meeting Notes November 4, 2003

Current Top Priorities are:ANSS, Athens Node, ISISII

See Calendar for scheduled priorities


Routine Maintenance.

Repair Generator. Done and tested. Power redone in machine room. The deltec is gone. Still need to get stilgar, strider, etc on the generator.

Battery charging station. Need a hood.

Still need to finish 4th channel up grade on 13 lnxt and 5 nmad stations (more or less, all the TN stations). These are a pain since by now, they are more or less cemented in. 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. Wurth is having trouble spending time on completing SLU station due to departmental duties. Mitch will speak with Herrmann about this.

I-40 bridge got bumped up to Spring 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 11/10 and replace the freewaves with aironets.

MKTA. roof reconstruction complete. May need AC up top by late spring?

GPS. Progressing.

FDL. Initial laptop config complete and needs to be propogated. Mitch will ask Paul about it. Still need battery boxes, cables, yada, yada, for 6TD's. New batteries are on order. Could theoretically build the "smoking room." Need to keep things cleaned up.

CPCT. need to complete gate on cave entrance.

SWET. A CMG3T/DM24 has been ordered to replace the CMG3-ESP/DM24 at SWET. The 3-ESP will be re-deployed somewhere else. The purpose is to bring the broadband into ANSS specs. Then at some point in the future strong motion channels will be added and this will be a fully qualified National Backbone station.

Second Tier Priorities

PERC seismometer cabinet. Mitch will speak with Gary to try to nail down exactly what we're doing.

Ellis erosion experiment. Mitch will speak with Mike to find out if we need to do anything.

Sign Post. Mac needs to build it. Mitch will find out what is going on it. Use the "telephone pole?" Might look better building something else and putting it in the yard between house2 and the long building.

HTAR. Now points and is transmitting to MKTA. Need to do some work at MKTA and get it into the worm.

Still Working on TEMA firewall. A new IT person has been hired. Mitch is working with Wilkinson on it, but they are having other more important problems right now.

CVTN optical isolation.

MPHB. Mitch needs to determine current orientation so we can pull it and orient correctly.

BB Test Facility. Will get Calvin Strong to do it for us. Mac is working on this.

VBMS. Two new NSN stations. MSU2 has been selected. Draft of proposal is complete. Waiting on Charles Swan at Ole Miss for geology and contractor info.

SEKY. Had to bail on the original site. John has a lead on a new one.

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?). Note, new version of firmware sends status to both flash and stream. Hence, information will be in gcf2ew logs, but how do we monitor that?

The original seisnets racks need new batteries. On order.

Nodes need new batteries. On order.


North Carlina station refurbish. Get a whole crew over there and more or less rebuild all stations.

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.

Calibrate S-13's.

Permanent station at HOGG?

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