CATS

The CATS instrument was built in 2017/2018 for a balloon flight in August 2018.  The instrument consists of the CATS Elegant Breadboard (EBB) and the CATS E-box.  The Elegant Breadboard was built by Honeywell and the E-box was built by ARG-USask.

CATS Firmware:

The firmware is written in C++ and is built using the following software repositories:

It is recommended that you clone the repositories to the same root folder. Build instructions and details can be found in the readme files of each repository.

CATS GSE

The CATS GSE is written in Python (3.6) and is built using the following repositories

    • CATS_gsegit@arggit.usask.ca:ARGOL/CATS_gse.git
    • argol_gse_pylibgit@arggit.usask.ca:ARGOL/argol_gse_pylib.git

It is recommended that you clone the repositories to the same root folder. Build instructions and details can be found in the readme files of each repository.

CATS Timmins 2018 Project

The project documentation for the CATS Timmins flight is archived in repository  git@arggit.usask.ca:cats/CATS_2018_Timmins.git as well as the projects folder on valhalla. The documents  include:

  • CATS Calibration test plan
  • CATS requirements note
  • CATS Science Modes
  • CATS Calibration report

CATS Flight August 2018

The CATS balloon flight occurred on August 26, 2018.

    • The raw and level 0 flight data and log books are in folder \\datastore\valhalla\instruments\CATS\2018-08-26_TimminsFlight.
    • The  flight Level 0 software is in git@arggit.usask.ca:ARGOL/cats_level0.git

CATS Calibration July 2018

The CATS pre-flight calibration for CATS Timmins 2018 occurred in July 2018.

    • The calibration data and log books are in folder \\datastore\valhalla\instruments\CATS\2018-07-16_CATS_Calibration.
    • The  calibration software is in git@arggit.usask.ca:ARGOL/cats_level0.git.
    • The CATS calibration database is in folder \\datastore\valhalla\instruments\CATS\CDB

TVAC tests May 8/9, 2018

TVac test were conducted on the CATS e-Box starting 8:30 pm (local) on May 8, 2018. The TVAC sensor tests and excel are stored in \\datastore\valhalla\Instruments\TVAC\Tests\CATS. The system was equipped with 4 extra temperature sensors inside the chamber and two temperature sensors outside. We also manually recorded the control system temperature and pressure monitors inside the log file 2018_05_08_CATS_TVAC.xlsx.