Tech Staff Meeting Notes March 10, 2004

Current Top Priorities are:PERC, I-40 Bridge, and Loose Ends Note also that BB upgrade has been bumped up.

See War Room calendar for scheduled priorities


Routine Maintenance. Holly mentioned quite a few important MKTA stations are down.

BB network upgrade. New DM24 are here. Need to get going on this.

Stilgar, strider, etc to generator power. Done. Appropriate UPS will be ordered at which time we also want to get the electrical circuits in the trough.

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.

Few more strongmotion stations left for routine service.

I-40 Bridge. Mockup is appears to be fine on the analog side. Timing might be a problem with GPS lock. Host of networking and data transfer issues. Will not be real-time but Steve is working to get the best we can given the software. Will decide when installation is realistic after end-to-end mockup is running for a while including earthworm integration if possible and appropriate.


FDL. Most of the batteries in the gray boxes have been replaced. Do we or do we not need additional boxes and cables for the CMG6 (John will discuss with Horton). Need "smoking room". Laptops will be standalone. John is using Horton's 3 spare matlab licenses and his pc compatable sac read matlab script. Need to tuch base with Bodin to see what he wants to do with the laptop he's using. It is be non-standard as is. After Mitch makes the plan, need to get several people in there for a day to seriously organize, label, etc. Then we will have formalized check out/in, etc procedures. Laptop display screen is on order.

SWET. CMG3T is installed and working fine.

PERC. Trac lighting may need couple more lights but is otherwise done. Greg is just about finished with display design. Buddy threw a curve ball and now Greg is doing three more displays. Will this project ever end.

Second Tier Priorities

Sign Post. Progressing.

HTAR. Need to do some work at MKTA and get it into the worm. Done.

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 and ASAR optical isolation. Need to upgrade to year 3 hardware.

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

BB Test Facility.

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. John is working on getting the data off the CMG6. Need to coordinate with John McMillan @ NEIC for tech plan.

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?

Nodes need new batteries. Got the batteries. Will coordinate installation with Brewer. Done I think.


North Carlina station refurbish. Get a whole crew over there and more or less rebuild all stations. Or just let Parker and new assistant plug away at it.

Greg was ruminating and came up with this todo list. Much of it that relates to other stuff has been incorporated here.

Pulling SMA's as convenient. Hardware to go back to LDEO when finished.

Calibrate S-13's.

Permanent station at HOGG?

UM offers various computer application courses (e.g. Word, Excel, etc). the Spring schedule will be available soon. Check the IS Training Center website for more details.

Couple people tripped on path between house 1 and 0. Options seem to be either put in a real sidewalk or just remove it. Former will be expansive since it will need to be handicap accessible. Now that driveway is in, could possibly just remove the path sometime within the next decade.

Nagios. Reno uses this to monitor SOH for a variety of systems including nodes and seismic stations. Could be very useful.

GPS stations need new batteries.