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AQUA Release Notes

New features/improvements unless marked as BUG. Most recent release listed first.

2018JUN deployment (containing 2018MAY+2018JUN releases)

Affect QA0 and QA2:

2018JUN:

  • ICT-11904: QA0 and QA2 reports will be saved in the APA products directory and be ingested into archive. The report is ingested with the values at the time that the final QA2 is set.

QA2-relevant:

2018MAY:

  • ICT-10321: we have a new DRA (Data Reducer Assignment) tool!!! This will replace the DRM Tool functionality and additionally allow data reducers to manage their own availability. Component lead: Alfonso Trejo.
  • BUG: ICT-12028: issue with PT/AQUA inconsistent rms values is fixed

2018JUN:

  • ICT-12842: new QA2 FAIL reason: rms dynamic range limited
  • ICT-12822: data reducer availability (from DRA tool) can be seen from AQUA before assigning a data reducer
  • ICT-12732: improvements to instruction text in QA2 reports, different versions for interferometry and TP OUSes
  • ICT-12835: the ingestion of phasecal fluxes from PI observations into the source catalogue has been temporarily disabled

QA0-relevant:

2018JUN:

  • ICT-12820: more info from aoscheck to be shown in the AQUA GUI, changes made to the source coverage plots, the Atmosphere tab, the Phase tab. The Focus tab has been removed. New tabs: Calibrators, Antennas, Amplitude. Before setting an OUS to FullyObserved, AQUA will check this with the user.
  • ICT-12756: automatically set PENDING+Fluxcal QA0 state when a valid flux measurement is missing for the amplitude calibrator (this was previously only a warning)
  • BUG: ICT-12705: parallactic angle range in sessions fixed
  • BUG: ICT-12292: “manual projects” no longer displayed

 

 

2018APR deployment (containing 2018MAR+2018APR releases)

Affect QA0 and QA2:

2018MAR:

  • ICT-11459: the ASDM data is precomputed so that loading EB/OUS info in both QA0 and QA2 AQUA should be much faster

2018APR:

  • BUG: ICT-12535: ephemeris coverage plots should now be displayed again – AQUA stopped doing this for some reason
  • BUG: ICT-12483: coverage information should now be fixed for TP observations. This could not be fully implemented due to issues reading the relevant data in the ASDM. The size and orientation of the rectangular area should now be correct, however the observed rectangle may still be offset from the requested position in the QA0 plot. We are working on a long-term fix for this.

 

QA2-relevant:

2018MAR:

  • ICT-12194: in the Advanced Search one can now search for OUSes by a string in the comments (basic functionality only; more sophisticated OR/AND functionality to come in ICT-12655 in a future release), by any combination of data reducer/DRM, and pretty much all possible combinations of parameters
  • ICT-12193: the initial values of the QA2 parameters (sensitivity, beamsize) entered in the ‘Finish’ dialogue can now be edited by either the assigned data reducer or anybody with the DRM role in the Summary tab during the reviewing phase. The ‘Finish’ button is now disabled once the ‘Awaiting DRM decision’ flag has been set.
  • ICT-12234: Warning pop-up if DRM tries to set a QA2 PASS/SEMI-PASS state when they should not (QA2 parameters have not been entered, processing doesn’t include imaging, OUS is in the wrong state)
  • ICT-12231: ‘Re-observe’ option no longer available from ‘Finish’ dialogue for DRM users
  • BUG: ICT-12377: re-saving user-defined searches should now work correctly

2018APR:

  • ICT-11942: Support QA0 semi-pass only workflow
  • ICT-11996: Re-ingest / new upload option in AQUA after ingestion error
  • ICT-12235: Further improvements to e-mail alerts: alerts to CS, e-mail alert subject contains new state, ‘Finish’ comments included in alerts, DR QA2 alert contains QA2 flag and comment
  • ICT-12230: Display the QA2 history, including all Final QA2 comments and Fail reasons
  • BUG: ICT-12741: when ingestion fails, the notification pop-up now shows possibly useful information
  • BUG: ICT-12743: OUSes following the new QA0 semi-pass only workflow now show up in AQUA

 

QA0-relevant:

2018APR:

  • ICT-7630: use Tsys at representative frequency rather than the average
  • ICT-12199: Display more info from aoscheck in AQUA in the summary and phase tabs
  • ICT-12232: The phase tab summary table now shows the spw central frequency (not the BB central frequency) and includes the bandwidth of the spectral window
  • BUG: ICT-12619: spectral window rest frequencies should now be correctly calculated

 

Patched into 2018FEB (12.04.2018 version)

QA0-relevant:

  • ICT-12061: pending fluxcal EBs are now checked once per hour and can also be checked manually for new fluxcal information in the QA0 bulk status update tool
  • BUG: ICT-12487: QA0 Calsurvey EBs should now be included in the ‘Calibration’ search results
  • BUG: ICT-12464: QA0 report should now be created even if the last scan is incomplete

 

2018FEB deployment

Affect QA0 and QA2:

  • Display for Walsh switching (mirror spectral windows) has been improved (ICT-10959)
  • Release info is now available from AQUA GUI (ICT-11407)

 

QA2-relevant:

  • Adding users as Comment Recipients should now be faster (ICT-11922)
  • BUG: frequency displayed as spw central frequency was in fact the BB central frequency (ICT-12008)

 

QA0-relevant:

  • Changing of QA0 state or EF is now prevented while OUS is being processed and after QA2 (ICT-10593)
  • Antenna baseline is shown when hovering over point in phase rms plot (ICT-9550)
  • Band of the pointing observations is shown (ICT-8567)
  • BUG: an offset was wrongly reported between expected and observed position for Proxima Centauri (ICT-11039)