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Antenna Setup/Installation/Deployment? Validation

Attach E312 to the large sector antennas to test cabling; cover GPS and each of the panel antennas.

E312 + cabling + USB flash drive + directional antenna for SA + portable SA

Run two utilities:

  • gpspipe
  • tx_waveform

Start stop cadv script

#!/bin/sh

### BEGIN INIT INFO
# Provides:          cadv
# Required-Start:    $remote_fs $network gpsd
# Required-Stop:     $remote_fs $network
# Default-Start:     2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop:      0 1 6
# Short-Description: COSMOS Antenna Deployment Validation start/stop script
# Description:       Start/Stop script for the COSMOS service daemon,
#                    which start logging the GPS coordinates and starts 
#                    the transmitter on channel 1 so it can verify the antenna 
#                    cabling functionality
### END INIT INFO

# Author: WINLAB COSMOS Team

# PATH should only include /usr/* if it runs after the mountnfs.sh script
# PATH=/sbin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin
DESC="COSMOS Antenna Deplotment Validation"
NAME=cadv
SCRIPTNAME=/etc/init.d/$NAME
LOGDIR=/mnt
LOGFILE="$LOGDIR/$NAME-$(date -u +"%FT%H%MZ").log"
TXFREQ="2440.0e6"
TXRATE="4e6"
TXWAVE="RAMP"
TXWAVEFREQ="1e6"
TXGAIN="100"
PROG1=/usr/bin/gpspipe
PROG2=/usr/lib/uhd/examples/tx_waveforms

PROG1BASE=`basename $PROG1`
PROG2BASE=`basename $PROG2`

# Read configuration, if present
[ -r /etc/init.d/functions ] && . /etc/init.d/functions
[ -r /etc/default/$NAME ] && . /etc/default/$NAME

#
# Check for external storage
#
#
# Function that starts the services
#
do_start()
{
   echo -n "Mount storage drive..."
   mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
   echo " OK"
   echo -n "Starting $PROG1: "
   $PROG1 -d -r -t -o "$LOGFILE"
   RETVAL=$?
   if [ "$RETVAL" = 0 ] ; then
     echo "OK"
     touch /var/lock/subsys/$PROG1BASE
   else
     echo "FAIL"
   fi
   echo -n "Starting $PROG2: "
   $PROG2 --freq "$TXFREQ" --rate "$TXRATE" --gain "$TXGAIN" --wave-type "$TXWAVE" --wave-freq "$TXWAVEFREQ"  >> "$LOGFILE" 2>&1 &
   RETVAL=$?
   if [ "$RETVAL" = 0 ] ; then
     echo "OK"
     touch /var/lock/subsys/$PROG2BASE
   else
     echo "FAIL"
   fi

}

#
# Function that stops the services
#
do_stop()
{
  echo -n "Stopping $PROG1: "
  killproc $PROG1 >& /dev/null
  rm -f /var/lock/subsys/$PROG1
   if [ -n "`/bin/pidof $PROG1`" ] ; then
    echo "FAIL"
  else
    echo "OK"
  fi
  echo -n "Stopping $PROG2: "
  killproc $PROG2 >& /dev/null
  rm -f /var/lock/subsys/$PROG2
   if [ -n "`/bin/pidof $PROG2`" ] ; then
    echo "FAIL"
  else
    echo "OK"
  fi
  umount /mnt
}

case "$1" in
  start)
     echo "Starting $DESC" "$NAME"
	do_start
	exit $?
	;;
  stop)
	echo "Stopping $DESC" "$NAME"
	do_stop
	exit $?
	;;
  restart)
	#
	# If the "reload" option is implemented then remove the
	# 'force-reload' alias
	#
	echo "Restarting $DESC" "$NAME"
	do_stop
	case "$?" in
	  0|1)
		do_start
		exit $?
		;;
	  *)
	 	# Failed to stop
		exit 1
		;;
	esac
	;;
  *)
	echo "Usage: $SCRIPTNAME {start|stop|restart}" >&2
	exit 3
	;;
esac

:

Install as startup script with:

update-rc.d cadv defaults 99

To use the E312 for antenna testing press and hold the power button for a second and release. Give it about a minute for start up. In this time frame the leds above the antenna ports should light up briefly but only the led above the transmit antenna will remain on once the applications are launched.

Output from transmit antenna on E312 is working fine:

Spectrum Analyzer Screen

The tx_waveforms application generated the above signal. The application is with run options for a 1KHz RAMP signal centered at 2440 MHz and a 100 dB gain.

GPS output will be logged into file stored on flash drive. Log file name will have timestamp of when the device was turned on and the path to this log file will be /mnt/cadv-{timestamp}.log. This log file should be populated with raw NMEA sentences containing the GPS coordinates with a corresponding timestamp.

Transition from all 0 to GPS coordinates in the log file will happen once GPS is synchronized with satellites.

Last modified 12 months ago Last modified on 04/08/19 17:08:32

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