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EVM and ETRM specification for ESO instruments


Changelog

20Dec2013 uploaded specs for P93
02Jul2013 uploaded specs for P92
07May2013 added EVM General specs to P91 table
18Jan2013 updated FORS2 ETRM specs after patch (one readout mode was missing from the ETRM)
20Dec2012 uploaded specs for P91

Introduction

This page gives access to the current specification for the EVM and ETRM scripts, included in the instrument packages of the ESO instruments, and used by the OHS tools like P2PP or the OT. The EVM script (External Verification Module) is used for the validation of the OBs, e.g. through the 'Verify' button in P2PP, or automatically when an OB is checked-in. The ETRM script (External Time Reporting Module) allows to compute the exposure and execution times of OBs within the OHS tools.

On this page, you will find the latest specifications for both types of script, as implemented in the ohsvlt (Paranal) and ohsls (La Silla) software modules. Whether these specifications apply to a particular observing run naturally depends on the instrument package which is assigned to it.

Current Implementation

The following table gives you links to access the ETRM or/and EVM specifications for a given instrument. The specification for an EVM script is a text file listing all checks done on the OBs for the concerned instrument. For the ETRM scripts, the documentation serves also as a test report.

Please note that the specifications correspond to the ones at the beginning of the relevant Phase 2 period. Further minor modifications to the scripts, introduced between two periods and for only a few observing runs, will not be reported here. When in doubt, one should check the exact version number of the instrument package assigned to a given run.

Period 92 Period 93
EVM specification ETRM specification
AMBER EVM AMBER ETRM
CRIRES EVM CRIRES ETRM
n/a EFOSC2 ETRM
FEROS EVM FEROS ETRM
FLAMES EVM FLAMES ETRM
FORS2 EVM FORS2 ETRM
n/a HARPS ETRM
HAWKI EVM HAWKI ETRM
ISAAC EVM ISAAC ETRM
KMOS EVM KMOS ETRM
MIDI EVM MIDI ETRM
NACO EVM not avail. NACO ETRM not avail.
OmegaCAM EVM OmegaCAM ETRM
SINFONI EVM SINFONI ETRM
n/a SOFI ETRM
UVES EVM UVES ETRM
VIMOS EVM VIMOS ETRM
VIRCAM EVM VIRCAM ETRM
VISIR EVM not avail. VISIR ETRM not avail.
VLTI EVM
(part of all VLTI instruments EVM)
--
WFI EVM WFI ETRM
X-SHOOTER EVM X-SHOOTER ETRM
EVM General --
EVM specification ETRM specification
AMBER EVM AMBER ETRM
CRIRES EVM CRIRES ETRM
n/a EFOSC2 ETRM
FEROS EVM FEROS ETRM
FLAMES EVM FLAMES ETRM
FORS2 EVM FORS2 ETRM
n/a HARPS ETRM
HAWKI EVM not avail. HAWKI ETRM not avail.
ISAAC EVM not avail. ISAAC ETRM not avail.
KMOS EVM KMOS ETRM
MIDI EVM MIDI ETRM
NACO EVM NACO ETRM
OmegaCAM EVM OmegaCAM ETRM
SINFONI EVM SINFONI ETRM
n/a SOFI ETRM
UVES EVM UVES ETRM
VIMOS EVM VIMOS ETRM
VIRCAM EVM VIRCAM ETRM
VISIR EVM not avail. VISIR ETRM not avail.
VLTI EVM
(part of all VLTI instruments EVM)
--
WFI EVM WFI ETRM
X-SHOOTER EVM X-SHOOTER ETRM
EVM General --

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