Author: Joubert, A.F.
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MOPHA147 Integrating the First SKA MPI Dish Into the MeerKAT Array 575
  • S.N. Twum, A.F. Joubert, K. Madisa
    SARAO, Cape Town, South Africa
  Funding: National Research Foundation
The 64-antenna MeerKAT interferometric radio telescope is a precursor to the SKA which will host hundreds of receptor dishes with a collecting area of 1 sq km. During the pre-construction phase of the SKA1 MID, the SKA DSH Consortium plans to build, integrate and qualify an SKA1 MID DSH Qualification Model (SDQM) against MeerKAT. Before the system level qualification testing can start on the SDQM, the qualified Dish sub-elements have to be integrated onto the SDQM and set to work. The SKA MPI DISH, a prototype SKA dish funded by the Max Planck Institute, will be used for early verification of the hardware and the control system. This prototype dish uses the TANGO framework for monitoring and control while MeerKAT uses the Karoo Array Telescope Control Protocol (KATCP). To aid the integration of the SKA MPI DSH, the MeerKAT Control and Monitoring (CAM) subsystem has been upgraded by incorporating a translation layer and a specialized SKA antenna proxy that will enable CAM to monitor and command the SKA dish as if it were a MeerKAT antenna.
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About • paper received ※ 30 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 10 October 2019       issue date ※ 30 August 2020  
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WEPHA058 State of the Tango Controls Kernel Development in 2019 1234
  • A. Götz, R. Bourtembourg, T. Braun, J.M. Chaize, P.V. Verdier
    ESRF, Grenoble, France
  • G. Abeillé
    SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • M. Bartolini
    SKA Organisation, Macclesfield, United Kingdom
  • T.M. Coutinho, J. Moldes
    ALBA-CELLS Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
  • S. Gara
    NEXEYA Systems, La Couronne, France
  • P.P. Goryl, M. Liszcz
    S2Innovation, Kraków, Poland
  • V.H. Hardion
    MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • A.F. Joubert
    SARAO, Cape Town, South Africa
  • I. Khokhriakov, O. Merkulova
    IK, Moscow, Russia
  • G.R. Mant
    STFC/DL, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • L. Pivetta
    Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza, Italy
  This paper will present the state of of kernel developments in the Tango Controls toolkit and community since the previous ICALEPCS 2017. It will describe what changes have been made over the last 2 years to the Long Term Support (LTS) version, how GitHub has been used to provide Continuous Integration (CI) for all platforms, and prepare the latest source code release. It will present how docker containers are supported, how they are being used for CI and for building digital twins. It will describe the outcome of the kernel code camp(s). Finally it will present how Tango is preparing the next version - V10. The paper will explain why new and old installations can continue profiting from Tango Controls or in other words in Tango "the more things change the better the core concepts become".  
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About • paper received ※ 01 October 2019       paper accepted ※ 10 October 2019       issue date ※ 30 August 2020  
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