8 August 2016 An automated qualification framework for the MeerKAT CAM (Control-And-Monitoring)
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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.
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Lize van den Heever, Lize van den Heever, Neilen Marais, Neilen Marais, Martin Slabber, Martin Slabber, } "An automated qualification framework for the MeerKAT CAM (Control-And-Monitoring)", Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99130A (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2229725; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2229725


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