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lbaops:rtfcobs [2019/09/29 11:00]
chrisphillips [Logging Onto Observatories]
lbaops:rtfcobs [2020/06/26 16:52]
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 | ATCA         | cavsi1-ext.atnf.csiro.au  | vlbi      |                           | | ATCA         | cavsi1-ext.atnf.csiro.au  | vlbi      |                           |
 | Mopra        | mpvsi1-ext.atnf.csiro.au  | vlbi      |                           | | Mopra        | mpvsi1-ext.atnf.csiro.au  | vlbi      |                           |
-| Hobart       | hovsi.phys.utas.edu.au    vlbi      /mnt/flexbuf_0/fringtest  | +| Hobart#1,3#  flexbufhb                 observer  |                           | Supports realtime check 
-| Ceduna       | flexbuffcd #1#             | observer /mnt/fringtest            |+| Ceduna#1,3#  | flexbuffcd #1#            | observer                           | Supports realtime check |
 | Tid          | 203.5.58.205              | vlbi      |                           | | Tid          | 203.5.58.205              | vlbi      |                           |
 | ASKAP        | cira10.atnf.csiro.au      | vlbiobs                             | | ASKAP        | cira10.atnf.csiro.au      | vlbiobs                             |
 | Wark30       | 156.62.231.134            | oper      | /raid1/etransfer/wa       | ''-nofilter'' for obs.pl | | Wark30       | 156.62.231.134            | oper      | /raid1/etransfer/wa       | ''-nofilter'' for obs.pl |
-| Hart#2#         | 192.96.5.244   | oper      +| Hart#2#      | 192.96.5.244              | oper                                
-| Katherine#3,4#<addme> .            | observer    ~/vbs .  ''-nofilter'' for obs.pl |+| Katherine#1,3,4# | flexbuffke              | observer                            | Supports realtime check | 
 +| Yarragadee   | mk5yg                     | oper      | /data/fringtest             |
  
 #1# Log onto hovsi first then use ''rtfc-tunnel'' to ssh with appropriate tunnels setup #1# Log onto hovsi first then use ''rtfc-tunnel'' to ssh with appropriate tunnels setup
  
-#2#RTFC does not work well to Hart directly. Try the following:+#2# RTFC does not work well to Hart directly. Try the following:
  
   sshhartvdif    sshhartvdif 
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 #3# #3#
  
-Manual mounting of data via vbs_fs utility is requiredThen you can fringe test any time range you need+Flexbufwith vbs tools installed - run obs.pl something like
  
-#4#+   obs.pl -nofilter -flexbuf vt02as 
 +    
 + Where vt02as is replaced with experiment name
  
-Katherine DBBC3 is not supported by Sched. You will need to manually create vexfile to match setup. Note there are usually multiple independent streams of data.  Usually it will be 2 streams, one for each pol. The bandwidth will probably not match other stations - e.g. probably 32 MHz channels. Also There is currently easy way to select which pol RtFC chooses. The following can be done until RtFC supports this automatically. Note this needs to be redone very time you want newer data than was selected earlier (ie the links etc are static). 
  
-  fusermount  -u /mnt/vbsRFTC   May not be required if first + 
-  vbs_fs -I 'v*' /mnt/vbsRTFC +#4
-  cd vbs + 
-  \rm -f *                      # Run with caution! Not strictly necessary every time +Katherine DBBC3 is not supported by Sched. You will need to manually create vexfile to match setup. Note there are usually multiple independent streams of data.  Usually it will be 2 streams, one for each pol. The bandwidth will probably not match other stations - e.g. probably 32 MHz channels. Also There is currently easy way to select which pol RtFC chooses
-  ln -s /mnt/vbsRTFC/* .        # Or (e.g.) ls -s /mnt/vbsRTFC/v255* +
-  obs.pl -nofilter+
  
 Note that at Parkes we also record data onto pam-store-ext. In such cases you need to run ''obs.pl'' on the machine where the data is being recorded - see the note below. Note that at Parkes we also record data onto pam-store-ext. In such cases you need to run ''obs.pl'' on the machine where the data is being recorded - see the note below.
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 ===== Mark5b ===== ===== Mark5b =====
  
-''Obs.pl'' supports Mark5B recording, as long as the "''mark5access'' library and utilities are installed and accessible. Note this depends on the VLBI schedule having had explicit fringe test times added. Transfer times from Hartebeesthoek are terrible slow - usually it is faster to transfer the file by some other means then run ''obs.pl'' on a local machine.+''Obs.pl'' supports Mark5B recording, as long as the "mark5accesslibrary and utilities are installed and accessible. Note this depends on the VLBI schedule having had explicit fringe test times added. Transfer times from Hartebeesthoek are terrible slow - usually it is faster to transfer the file by some other means then run ''obs.pl'' on a local machine. 
 + 
 + 
 +===== RTFC Software support ===== 
 + 
 +Please make sure the following are installed on all Mark5/flexbuf machines from which RTFC will be run 
 + 
 +  * up-to-date mark5access (ensure m5time and m5slice in path. Good to have m5spec and m5bstat also) 
 +  * subversion package (e.g, `apt-get install subversion`) 
 +  * RTFC installed from subversion in either `~/RtFC` or `~/evlbi/RtFC` 
 +  * `setup.sh` in `RtFC` directory and appropriately edited  
 +  * Optionally "source" RtFC `setup.sh` from login scripts 
 + 
 +==== Installing RtFC ==== 
 + 
 +<code> 
 +  > svn co https://svn.atnf.csiro.au/evlbi/trunk evlbi 
 +   (or svn co https://svn.atnf.csiro.au/evlbi/trunk/RtFC RtFC) 
 +  > cd evlbi/RtFC 
 +  > wget https://cpan.metacpan.org/authors/id/C/CP/CPHIL/Astro-0.78.tar.gz 
 +  > tar zxvf Astro-0.78.tar.gz  
 +  > mv Astro-0.78/Astro/
 +  > cp setup-template.sh setup.sh 
 +</code>
  
 +Edit setup.sh as appropriately. Add RtfC directory to PATH and PERL5LIB, Set RTFC_CORRELATOR and RTFC_CONTROL to localhost if using ssh tunneling or pam0 if directly connection. Set ANTNAME and ANTID appropriately (ANTNAME anything descriptive, ANTID has to match vexfile).
  
  
lbaops/rtfcobs.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/26 16:52 by chrisphillips