Weekly Report #1: Software

This week marks the next step in our mission: Exams are over, the semester has started and SMARD returns to life. The sub-teams are working intensively towards our next goal – CDR in Oberpfaffenhofen in June. On Thursday we had our first team meeting of the new semester.

2014-04-10 18.04.28-1We received one of our major system components this week: the National Instruments sbRIO 2626. Currently I am sitting in our newly furnished laboratory watching my colleagues perform their LabVIEW magic. We had quite a busy week getting LabVIEW to work and install all drivers on the sbRIO. I never thought it would be such a challenge to connect the sbRIO to our workstation and still have internet access!

2014-04-07 12.56.21Thanks to our CERESS specialist Alexander Schmitt, everything is functioning properly now and we can begin with our actual work: adapting the CERESS software.
The other sub teams have been busy as well: The structure team revised their design and have created a new, and better frame. Our electronics experts are letting their creative energy flow in designing the light barrier and our power interface board.

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Over & Out

Ingo Mayer