Southern African Large Telescope

Prime Focus Imaging Spectrograph

Procedure: Control System Turn-On

SALT-3174AM0001

Jeffrey W Percival

Modification Record
Version Date Comment
1.0 16-Nov-2004 Initial Release
1.1 19-Nov-2004 Use pxi-init.vi instead of MAX
Add humidity display
1.2 28-Dec-2004 PXI init now incorporated in pfis-gml
1.3 11-Mar-2005 Break out pix-init
add charts
add pfis-init (pneumatic asserts)
add pfis-xor

This procedure fires up the PFIS Control System (PCS) and begins basic data gathering.

Prerequisites:

  1. Turn on PDS Box power at power entry module (front panel green LED shoud be on)
  2. Restart PCON PC
  3. Log in to PCON PC: username=Administrator password=pfis2salt
  4. Open "My Documents" from the desktop icon
    I like to select the "Folders" option in the top toolbar, to get a two-panel window with a folder list on the left and a file list on the right. This eases navigation through the PCS folder tree.
  5. Navigate to jwp/labview/PCS/; open pfis-vi-picker.vi for easy VI picking; or you can just use folder navigation.
  6. Open 00-System/pxi-init; click run; wait until done
  7. Open 00-System/pfis-gml.vi; click run; now you are gathering data.
    Make sure the run counter on the front panel is incrementing.
  8. Open 00-System/enviro-global.vi to see various monitors
  9. Open 00-System/pfis-charts.vi; click run; now you can watch sensors
  10. Turn on PDS Motor and Pneumatic Power switches on PDS Box front panel
  11. Open 00-System/system-panel.vi; click run; turn on motor & pneumatic +24V
  12. Open 00-System/pfis-xor.vi; click run; note error conditions
  13. Open 00-System/pfis-init; click run; this forces the push/pull pneumatics into the right state
  14. Open 00-System/pfis-xor again; click run; check for proper state of push/pull pneumatics
  15. Open 00-System/activity-monitor; click run; watch this during PFIS configuration