V & V help and links
This page is intended to provide helpful links to someone learning the V & V process
general V&V help page first. Below is a summary, but far from all-inclusive.
Before you can start
Obtain the v & v username and password and apply for an archive password.
The first time
Log on to proteus.cfa.harvard.edu using ssh. (ssh proteus.cfa.harvard.edu -l vvops)
Set up a working directory on /data/vv
Log on to Proteus.
Run setascds (type setascds from the command line)
This will initialize ciao and the perl scripts used for V&V
If the data is recent it will be located in the cache. The directory will be in the alert
Location of data in cache -> /dsops/ap/sdp.9/cache/2003_08_09
Symlink all files containing the obsid to somewhere in your working
V&V>ln -s /dsops/ap/sdp.9/cache/2003_08_09/[acis,hrc]/OBSID .
V&V>ln -s /dsops/ap/sdp.9/cache/2003_08_09/obi/OBSID .
If the data is older (~10+ days) it will need to be retrieved from the archive
V&V>getarc.csh username OBSID retrieve standard
Aspect plots and log
Locate the aspect plot and log with
Look at the tail end of the log for aspect problems.
View the .ps aspect plot.
More info on aspect plots.
View information on observation
Verify target location
Inspect the pha spectrum (explained on the
general V&V help page)
Submit V & V report.
Other V & V links
Last updated August 13, 2003
Web page by Kevin Tibbetts (
Center for Space Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology