Schedule for Phase 1/2 Deliverables

Day 0 is October 1st for even, April 1st for odd periods.

item deadline deliverable from to via
CfP preparation -8 months: appr. Aug. 1/ Feb. 1 CfP info IS/IOT OPO IOTc
    CfP comments USD OPO USD head
    CfP comments PSO OPO PSO head
    ESOFORM info IS/IOT OPO IOTc
item deadline deliverable from to via
Phase 1 Start: Last Friday before Sep 1/Mar 1 CfP OPO EUC OBS webpage
    ESOFORM package OPO EUC OBS webpage
    ETC DFS EUC OBS webpage
item deadline deliverable from to via
Phase 1 End -6 months: Oct 1/ Apr 1 Observing Proposals EUC OPO Proposal System
    Target duplication list USD OPO USD head
    Technical Time Request IS/IOT POD IOTc
item deadline deliverable from to via
Supported Operating Softwares -22 weeks: Nov 1/ May 1 Supported p2pp/      
    OSS platforms USD PSO/PSW IOTc
Schedule preparation   Technical Time Request POD OPO IOTc
item deadline deliverable from to via
Phase 2 preparation -15 weeks: ~Nov 24/May 24 CHANGELOG IS/IOT OSSG head IP webpage, text file
    TSF IS/IOT OSSG head IP webpage, zip file produced by SW responsible
    OSS IS/IOT OSSG head IP webpage, cmm module
    EVM rules IS/IOT OSSG head IP webpage
    ETRM rules IS/IOT OSSG head IP webpage
    OT effective wavelength configuration file IS/IOT OSSG head IP webpage
    COSMO requirements IS/IOT OSSG head IP webpage
    OSS manual (draft) IS/IOT USD IP webpage
    Template manual (draft) IS/IOT USD IP webpage
    Cal Plan (draft) IS/IOT USD IP webpage
    User manual (draft) IS/IOT USD IP webpage
    Inst.P2PP-page(draft) IS/IOT USD IP webpage
    Webletter release date OPO USD OPO head
    Phase 2 deadline USD OPO USD head
item deadline deliverable from to via
Tech. Feasibility -12 weeks: Dec 15/Jun 15 Tech.Feasibility PSO OPO PSO head
item deadline deliverable from to via
Phase 2 start -11 weeks: Dec 22/Jun 22 Schedule OPO EUC Webletters/USD webpage
    Carryunder status changes USD OPO USD head
    P2PP USD EUC USD webpage
    P2PP Manual USD EUC USD webpage
    Inst.P2PP-page USD EUC USD webpage
    SM guidelines USD EUC USD webpage
    TSF USD EUC p2pp and IP server
    EVM scripts USD EUC p2pp and IP server
    ETRM scripts USD EUC p2pp and IP server
    COSMO scripts USD EUC p2pp and IP server
    Template manual (final) IS EUC Instrument webpage
    Calibration Plan (final) IS EUC Instrument webpage
    OSS IS EUC USD/Instrument webpages
    OSS manual (final) IS EUC Instrument webpage
    UM (final) IS EUC Instrument webpage
item deadline deliverable from to via
Phase 2 end -7 weeks: Feb 12/Aug 12 Phase 2 package EUC USD OB repository
    (SM OBs, FCs, ...)      
item deadline deliverable from to via
Period start preparation -4 weeks: Mar 1/Sep 1 OT manual OSSG PSO USD head
    EVM scripts OSSG PSW cmm module ohsvlt
    ETRM scripts OSSG PSW cmm module ohsvlt
    COSMO scripts OSSG PSW cmm module ohsvlt
  -2 weeks: Mar 15/Sep 15 TSF version IS PSW PPRS
    sequencer version IS PSW PPRS
  - 1 week: Mar 22/Sep 22 final IP version PSWc PSW PPRS
    Carryover list USD/PSO OPO USD/PSO head
item deadline deliverable from to via
Period start 0 day: Apr 1/Oct 1 TSF PSW PSO cmm module installation
    EVM scripts PSW PSO cmm module installation
    ETRM scripts PSW PSO cmm module installation
    COSMO scripts PSW PSO cmm module installation
    OSS PSW PSO USD binary release installation
    SMTS USD PSO SMTS queues, SMTS webpages
    LP Carryover list USD OPO USD head

Acronyms

CfP Call for Proposals
COSMO COnstraint Set Module (for p2pp)
EUC ESO Users Community
EVM External Verification Module (for p2pp)
ETRM External Time Reporting Module (for p2pp)
Instrument webpage (public) located at http://www.eso.org/sci/facilities/paranal/instruments.html
<insid> to be replaced by the instrument id (two letter)
<inst> to be replaced by the instrument acronym
OSS Observing Support Software
OSSG Operations Software Support group
IP webpage (internal) located at http://www.eso.org/sci/facilities/lpo/internal/ip.html
IOTc Instrument Operations Team coordinator
IOT Instrument Operations Team
IS Instrument Scientist(s)
LP Large Programs
POD Paranal Observatory Directorate
PSO Paranal Science Operations
p2pp Phase 2 preparation (tool)
SMTS Short-Medium Term Schedule
TSF Template Signature File
USD User Support Department (usd-help@eso.org)
OBS webpage (public) Observing information web page located at http://www.eso.org/sci/observing.html
OPO Observing Programmes Office (opo@eso.org)
PSW Paranal Software Group
PSWc Paranal Software Group Change of Period Coordinator

Deliverables

  • Preparation for Call For Proposals:
    • update for the Call for Proposals (CfP). This document must contain all instrument specific information for the users for the phase 1 proposal preparation:
      • summary of instrument news
      • links to instrument webpages and exposure time calculator
      • short description of instrument capabilities
      • instrument modes offered in the new period
      • instrument-specific observation and calibration requirements
      • instrument overheads,
    • update for the Proposal Form (ESOFORM). This document must contain all available instrument configurations selectable from multiple $\backslash$INSconfig latex commands. The syntax is:
      %\INSconfig{}{<inst>}{<mode>}{<description>} .
  • Phase 2 preparation:
    • CHANGELOG file with a summary of all changes w.r.t. the previous period.
    • a zip-archive file with the Template Signature Files (TSF) to be delivered to the (p2pp)-user. Naming convention for the zip archive:
      <inst>-<version>-<YYYYMMDD>.zip (e.g. UVES-244.03-20040118.zip).
      The date corresponds to the archival date of the corresponding cmm module <insid>otsf (e.g. uvotsf for UVES); the version number is composed from the versions of the cmm modules of the TSF ( a.bb) and the cmm module ohsvlt ( c.dd) as abb.dd. The module ohsvlt contains the EVM, ETRM, and COSMO scripts, cf. below.
    • the user manual,
    • the Template manual (if not part of the user manual) corresponding to the version of the template signature files,
    • the Calibration Plan (if not part of the user manual),
    • cmm module version with the Observation Support Software (OSS) (e.g., fims for FORS1/2) corresponding to the released template signature files. The released OSS is developed and tested under one target platform, which for the time being is Linux. The Linux release to be supported must have been defined beforehand and must corresponds to the Linux system to be supported by the VLT Control Software. This should ensure that all OSS tools support the same Linux platform as supported by the p2pp tool.
    • the OSS user manual corresponding to the software version (if not part of the user manual),
    • the instrument p2pp webpage (Instr.P2PP-page) with phase 2 specific instructions for the new period (in html format). File naming convention:
      <inst>-P2PP.html,
    • update specifications for the OB validation rules (EVM = External Verification Module) for both, visitor and service mode. The requested changes should be given w.r.t. the file doc/EVM/README.<inst> of the cmm module ohsvlt in descriptive form,
    • update specifications for the OB execution time computation rules (ETRM = External Time Reporting Module). The requested changes should be given w.r.t. the file of the cmm module ohsvlt in descriptive form,
    • update specifications for the Constraint Sets (COSMO = COnstraint Set MOdule). The requested changes should be given w.r.t. the file doc/COSMO/README.<inst> of the cmm module ohsvlt in descriptive form,
    • update specifications for the OT Effective Wavelength Configuration file. The requested changes should be provided directly in the file < INSTRUMENT >.cf. The content of this file shall follow these instructions . **FOR P89 **: A statement should appear in the Changelog regarding any change to this file. ***