# jan02

Description of the model parameters
The model parameter values by receiver.
Pointing models and  measurements.
Steps in making the model
History.
Misc pointing  info
Compute pointing error for various platform motions
platform motions.
motion limits:

#### The model parameters:  (top)

The model correction is a function of azimuth and zenith angle. It has 13 coefficients in azimuth and 13 coefficients  in zenith angle. There is also a zenith angle encoder table (for azimuth and zenith angle) that is used to correct for  irregularities in the zenith angle tracks. To use the model correction you:
1. Convert from the astronomical coordinate system (ra,dec) to az, za.
2. Evaluate the model correction function at this az, za.
3. Add the model correction to the az,za computed in 1. Since the model correction is in great circles, you must divide the azimuth model correction by  the sine of the zenith angle before adding it to the azimuth value computed in step 1.
4. Evaluate the encoder tables for az,za at the current za and add these values to that in 3.
The model parameters definitions are listed below. There is a separate set for azimuth and za. The values are great circle arc seconds.

 param name An constant offset A0 cos(az) A1 sin(az) A2 sin(za) A3 sin(za)^2 A4 cos(3az) A5 sin(3az) A6 sin(za-balance)*cos(3az) ** A7 sin(za-balance)*sin(3az) ** A8 cos(2az) A9 sin(2az) A10 cos(6az) A11 sin(6az) A12
** the balance value is 9.15012 deg. This is the greg za that balances the feed arm when the carriage house is at the stow position (8.183 deg).

#### The model parameter values by receiver.   (top)

The values for the model parameters for each receiver are listed in the files below. The file format has the azimuth correction in the left most column, the zenith angle correction in the middle column and then the parameter label in the 3rd column. The top of the file contains the most recent file with older models following. A # in column 1 are comments and should be ignored.

327
430dome
430ch
610
lbw (1.2 to 1.75 Ghz)
alfa (1.22 to 1.52 Ghz)
sbw (1.8 to 3.1 Ghz)
sbn (2.3 to 2.4)
sbh (3 to 4 )
cb   (4 to 6)
cbh (6 to 8)
xb  (8 to 10)

#### Pointing models and  measurements:  (top)

190918: pointing errors for summer 2019 from platform motions.
190812: az enc1 jumps by 1 tooth. Fixed on 11sep19
171122: model 19 after hurricane maria.
170414: az encoder 1 fails, replaced(water in encoder), reset with pointer
170411: az encoder 1 fails, reset, reset with pointer
01jan17: leap second added . used data 01jan17 thru 01dec17.
02oct16: azimuth encoder 1 fails, replaced. aligned with pointer at 270 degrees.
25may16: controlling the platform height with the tiedowns and distomats.
12jan16: az encoder 1 fails. replaced. aligned with pointer at 270 degrees.
07sep15: using 3 distomats to measure the platform height.
09aug15: pointing errors at noon (for venus run)
22jun15: refit polynomial for utc-ut1 after leap second. 01jul15 -> 30sep15 and 01oct15->15jun16
--> be sure pointing program gets restarted sometime after 01oct15.
16jul14: refit polynomial for utc-ut1
12mar14: calibration runs made after the m8-4 cable repair. checked pointing.
21oct13: refit polynomial for utc-ut1
10sep13: updated sbw,cb models after reinstalltion following ao19 removal.
05jul13: refit polynomial for utc-ut1
13jan13: updated pointing offsets using jul-dec12 data.
18jun12: Pointing error as we move the platform vertically,.
06jun12: pointing error as we tilt the platform using td12.
05mar12: model 18 after beam repair (a year late!)
28feb12: refit polynomial for utc-ut1 mar12 thru jun12
15,16feb12: tilt sensor azswings to verify "new..11may11" td positions still good.
24oct11: fitting the C0,1az,3az errors for alfa.
08sep11: sbn,alfa pointing check after alfa installed.
30jun11: pointing corrections needed after leveling the platform.
12may11: compute new td positions to level platform.
19apr11: refit polynomial for utc-ut1 apr11 thru apr12
14mar11: correcting pointing offsets of 800 Mhz rcvr
09feb11: pointing errors after the beam reinforcement completed.
22nov10: pointing errors octNov10 with 1,2,3 az fits (after u2-u2l3 repair)
03jun10: updated all models to 1,2,3 az fits.mar10-jun10 data.
08feb10: refit polynomial for utc-ut1 feb10 thru feb11
12dec08: updated utc-ut1 fit for leap second.
20jun08: fit 1az and 3az term to pointing errors to update model.
18jan08: pointing model gradients.
16dec07: model 17 after the painting project.
03may07: modeling the azimuth pointing errors.
30mar07: pointing checks  during the painting setup.
11dec06: fit 1 az and sin(za) terms to pnt errors and update the models.
10dec06: refit UT1 - UTC (dec06 thru jun07).
28nov06: nov06 pointing checks after az encoder failure.
27jan06: check the azimuth error after the nov05 encoder failure.
15mar05: Model16 for the carriage house made.
27may04 : pointing error as we lose tension in the tiedowns.
15may04  : Model15 after kevlar cables, alfa installed, and the dome side rollers tightened.
14oct03   : azimuth encoder jumps.
mar03     :Model14 after shimming and dome move.
15sep02  : azimuth encoder jumped.
jul02        : measuring dome tilt,roll while the tiedowns track the average platform height.
feb02       :How many samples are needed to transfer the model between receivers.
jan02       :Model13 after reflector adjustments.
01aug01  :pointing and gain changes from tertiary motor installation.
24may01: pointing error, gain before and after teritiary platform installed.
feb01       : Model12  after 1st reflector adjusted.
apr01      : platform motion as we pull on the tiedowns.
jan00       : azimuth encoder rack gear error.

Pointing references pages:
apr07 Converting platform rotation to sky rotation
apr07: platform motion, gr pointing error as we move ch 2 to 20 degs za
jul02  : tiedown ramps while tracking do not change pitch, roll.

• model 0 oct97 -
• used 4 term model: offset, cosaz,sinaz,sinza.
• sband tx receiver with turret at 60.54 degrees.
• Sources from AO catalog (chris salter).
• model 1 dec97 -
• 10 terms. added sin(za)^2, sin(3az), cos(3az), sin(za-bal)*cos(3az) , sin(za-bal)*sin(3az), sin(za*57).
• model 7 jan98 -
• 13 terms. removed sin(za*57), added sin(2az), cos(2az), sin(6az), cos(6az).
• model 8 apr98 -
• switched to sband rx receiver (sband narrow).turret position 60.65 -> 75.0.
• model 9 may98   -
• model 9 sept98   -
• hurricane Georges hits the observatory.
• model 10  jan99 -
•  dome re-alignment.
• sband turret position moved 75 -> 76.6 degrees.
• model 11 feb00  -
• rails reshimmed.
• Horn positions in turret resurveyed by lynn baker.  Sband horn moves 76.6->76.83.
• Use tiedown tracking of the temperature (.2 inches/degF) during model.
• dec00  -
• broken wheels on dome. Dome jacked up and wheels replaced. Jacking beam on azimuth arm 20 feet from main bearing (weight 1000->2000 lbs ??).
• model 12 ,feb01-
• switched to idl for processing.
• Sampling went 100ms -> 10ms so time constant doesn't affect measurements as much.
• Model data taken only during the day (10am to 6pm).
• The reflector surface above the main cables had just been adjusted.
• Started including NVSS sources.
• Tiedown tracking of average platform height (using the distomats) while the model was taken.
• Pointing pre-processor running to smooth out motions
• This model was never installed and used.
• 19/21sep01 sband wide receiver back on turret.
• Sbw receiver back up on turret after over a year of "not working". Did 2 strips on B1442+101 using turret scans and heiles calibration patterns. see plot
Changed za  model offset -70 ->-90 asecs (now the same as the sbn).
(see x101/010921/doit.pro)
• jan02, model13
• Model made using sband calibration data (heiles scans) from Sep01 thru jan02 and from turret scans in dec01 and jan02.
• The reflector adjustments finished in sep01.
• The model was made relative to model 11 (model12 was never installed).
• The tiedowns were running for the entire time.
• feb02 model13 installed for xband pointing
• 22mar02 model13 installed for sbh with sbn offsets.
• aug02    felipe tightened the small rollers on the dome right side. now about 1/32" play. was 1/4 to 1/2"
• 15sep02 az encoder jumped. added offset of -1446 to the az term of the sinza coef. did it for all models except carriage house.

• 02dec02 the new trolleys weigh about 3000 lbs more than the old ones. Pointing is changing vs za because of it.
• 01mar03 model 14

•     data taken 01mar03->03mar03 after shimming elevation rails, and moving dome up 1.65 inches.
• 04mar03 model 14 installed with old horn offsets.
• 7mar03. verify of other horns, offsets added to model14 for each receiver 18:00.(except 327,610,430 needs to be done).
• 14may04: model 15 completed installed sbn. begin verify other horns.
• 27dec04: cbh. model offsets (az,za) incremented by (-.28, -3.8) asecs. from x102 data.
• 15mar05: model 16 for carriage house made.
• 16dec07: model 17 installed sbn.
• apr08: alluminum work platform reinstalled top chord azimuth, ch side 131 feet from center
• 16apr08: work platform 500 lbs
• 23apr08: access ladder for platform 200 lbs
• 20may08: ladder cage 80 lbs.
• 20jun08: updated pointing model with fits to 1az, 3az terms.
• 01jul08: subtracted 4 asecs from xb za constant term for bania's run... (other recievers not modified).
• 12dec08: updated utc-ut1 fit for leap second
• 14mar11: subtracted [5,-25] (az,za) from 800 mhz model to get rid of large offsets in za.
• 17jun11: sbn model switched to one with 1az,3az updates need to use tietrktest to get correct td positions
• 21jun11: sbh model switched to one with 1az,3az updates. need to use tietrktest to get correct td positions.
• 26jul11: modelSB, modelSBH back to models without 1az,3az fits (since tiedowns not working so can't move to tietrktest. (new model updates in modelSBHnew,modelSBnew).
• 24oct11: updated constant offset for alfa (after reinstallation in sep11).
28feb12: refit polynomial for utc-ut1 mar12 thru jun12
• 05mar12: model 18 built.. but not yet  installed
• 03may12: updated offsets for alfa after reinstallation.
• 13jan13: updated pointing offsets using jul-dec12 data.
• 05jul13: refit polynomial for utc-ut1
• 10sep13:  updated za offsets forsbw,cband after reinstallation following ao19 test.
• 21oct13: refit polynomial for utc-ut1
• 16jul14: refit polynomial for utc-ut1
• 20sep17: hurricane maria
• 30nov17: model19 installed.
• 190812: az enc1 jumps by 1 tooth. Fixed on 11sep19

 model azerr rms noEncTbl zaerr rms noEncTbl total rms noEncTbl azerr rms zaerr rms total rms # of points oct97 mod 0 dec97 mod 1 jan98 mod 7 apr98 mod 8 may98 mod 9 8.02 12.43 14.79 3.82 2.37 4.49 jan99 mod 10 8.86 12.59 15.39 5.40 3.05 6.20 feb00 mod 11 7.78 6.21 9.96 5.68 3.45 6.65 feb01 mod 12 7.57 5.77 9.52 5.61 3.65 6.69 1603 mar03 mod 14 8.98 6.65 11.18 5.38 3.48 6.41 1371 may04 mod15 7.08 6.07 9.33 4.20 2.41 4.84 501 mar05 mod16 (ch) 16.33 13.63 21.27 7.52 8.79 11.57 312 dec07 mod17 8.27 6.30 10.40 4.39 2.99 5.31 480 feb12 mod 18 7.46 5.80 9.45 4.18 2.13 4.69 557 nov17 model 19 7.23 6.02 9.41 4.76 3.06 5.65 435

• Model 9 to model 10 rms jumped up by almost 2 asecs. Hurricane georges was between these two date. The encoder tables don't seem to fit as well. The roller bearings that guide the dome up/down the elevation rails were readjusted. I need to find out if this occured during this period.
• Model 10 to model 11 no encoder table values jumped down in za by about 6 asecs. This was because the reshimming of the elevation rails brought them closer to the model fit. The overall fit with the encoder table included actually got worse.
• Model 12 was never installed
• Model 13 was used for a few newere receivers
• Model 14 was made after shimming, and moving the dome.
• Model 15 after kevlar cables and alfa installed. The roller bearings for the dome had been tightened on one side to force the dome to track along that line (the other side was left loose). It looks like this brought us back to the rms that we orignally had in may98 when both roller bearing sides were tight.
• 16dec07 pointing model 17. finished receiver offsets in jan08.
• 21jun08: updated pointing model from 1az, 3az fits to pointing runs.
• 21mar10: software limits 3.5 to 12 for broken beam.
• 22oct10: software limits 1.06 to 16 after first round of reinforcement.
• 30nov17: model19 made after hurricane maria (20sep17). The dish had not yet been repaired.

#### Turret positions:The turret positions and the corresponding pointing errors

A description of the pointing program and the structure it loads in scramnet.
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