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An automated qualification framework for the MeerKAT CAM (Control-And-Monitoring)
Author(s): Lize van den Heever; Neilen Marais; Martin Slabber
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Paper Abstract

This paper introduces and discusses the design of an Automated Qualification Framework (AQF) that was developed to automate as much as possible of the formal Qualification Testing of the Control And Monitoring (CAM) subsystem of the 64 dish MeerKAT radio telescope currently under construction in the Karoo region of South Africa. The AQF allows each Integrated CAM Test to reference the MeerKAT CAM requirement and associated verification requirement it covers and automatically produces the Qualification Test Procedure and Qualification Test Report from the test steps and evaluation steps annotated in the Integrated CAM Tests. The MeerKAT System Engineers are extremely happy with the AQF results, but mostly by the approach and process it enforces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2016
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99130A (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2229725
Show Author Affiliations
Lize van den Heever, SKA SA (South Africa)
Neilen Marais, SKA SA (South Africa)
Martin Slabber, SKA SA (South Africa)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9913:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV
Gianluca Chiozzi; Juan C. Guzman, Editor(s)

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