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cornet - CORTEX Network Tool

Program cornet is a simple tool used to monitor events, status, and telemetry from an IN-SNEC CORTEX Command Ranging & Telemetry baseband unit. (cornet runs under Unix, Windows, and VMS.)

cornet allows CORTEX ports and tables to be specified by name (case ignored) on the command line. The following NT ports are recognized:

            MON     TC      SIM     DOP
            CTRL    MEAS    RNG     TM
            RST     LOG     SPA     All

The following VME ports are recognized:

            MON     TC      TMA-R   TMB-R   TMC-R   RNG-1
            CTRL    MEAS    TMA-H   TMB-H   TMC-H   RNG-2
            RST     LOG     TMS     All

The following NT tables are recognized:

            TCU     IFR-1   TMU-A   Version
            TMS     IFR-2   TMU-B   Global [Table]
            RAU     IFR-3   TMU-C   Noise [Generator]
                    IFM-1   TMU-D   Project[-specific]
                    IFM-2   TMU-E   All [Tables]
                            TMU-F

The following VME tables are recognized:

            TCU     PMR-A   TMU-A   Version
            TMS     PMR-B   TMU-B   Global [Table]
            RAU-1   PMR-C   TMU-C   Noise [Generator]
            RAU-2   IFM             Project[-specific]
                                    All [Tables]

Invocation:

% cornet [-debug] [-help]
         [-nt] [-vme]
         [-flow ] [-norq] [-offset ]
         host
         [-calibrate PHASE|TIME|FLOAT]
         [-configure component,[parameter,value]*]
         [-connect port]
         [-events] [-initialize]
         [-monitor table]
         [-range PHASE|TIME|FLOAT]
         [-reset port]
         [-tc operation]
         [-tmh A|B|C|D|E|F] [-tmr A|B|C|D|E|F]

where

code>-debug
enables debug output (written to stdout).
-help
displays information about running cornet.
-nt
-vme
specifies the type of CORTEX unit, NT-based (the default) or VME-based.
-flow ID
specifies the data flow indentification (NT-based CORTEX only) used in subsequent options; the default ID is 0.
-norq
specifies that no telemetry request is to be sent to an NT-based CORTEX. Normally, a telemetry request containing the desired TMU channel must be sent to a real CORTEX-NT in order to initiate the flow of telemetry. Some single-channel, CORTEX-NT-emulating simulators, however, don't want such a request.
-offset number
specifies an offset to be added to the standard CORTEX port numbers (e.g., CORTEX-NT's TM port 3070) for subsequent operations. This option allows CORNET to connect to "virtual" CORTEX units listening at different service ports on a single host.
host
specifies the host name or IP address of the CORTEX unit.
-calibrate PHASE|TIME|FLOAT
requests a calibration loop measurement. The argument to this option specifies what to measure (case is ignored): PHASE for phase and time measurements (integer), TIME for time measurements only, or FLOAT for phase and time measurements (float). (VME-based CORTEX requests go to the RAU-2 ranging unit; ranging via RAU-1 is not supported.)
-configure component,[parameter,value]*
configures a component on the CORTEX unit. The option argument is a string containing a list of fields separated by commas with no intervening spaces. The first field in the string is the name of the component (table) being reconfigured. Subsequent pairs of fields specify a parameter (identified by its offset in the component's table) and its new value. The value must be specified according to the type of its parameter; e.g., a float parameter being set to 123 must be specified as "123.0".
-connect port
connects to an arbitrary port on the CORTEX unit.
-events
specifies that CORTEX event messages are to received and displayed.
-monitor table
causes the specified status table(s) to be periodically requested from the CORTEX unit and, when the table is received, displayed.
-range PHASE|TIME|FLOAT
requests a ranging measurement. The argument to this option specifies what to measure (case is ignored): PHASE for phase and time measurements (integer), TIME for time measurements only, or FLOAT for phase and time measurements (float). (VME-based CORTEX requests go to the RAU-2 ranging unit; ranging via RAU-1 is not supported.)
-reset port
causes the CORTEX unit to disconnect any clients on the specified port.
-tc operation
sends a telecommand instruction or request to the CORTEX unit. Allowed operations are "COMMAND" (a dummy command), "EXECUTE", and "NOP".
-tmh A|B|C|D|E|F
-tmr A|B|C|D|E|F
initiates the sending of frames from the specified telemetry channel. (CORTEX-VME only supports channels A, B, and C.) The-tmr option directs the CORTEX unit to send real-time telemetry. The-tmh option directs the CORTEX unit to first send any buffered frames (i.e., history) and then send real-time telemetry. CORTEX-NT handles all telemetry channels through a single server port; CORTEX-VME has separate server ports for each channel. Consequently, it is important that the CORTEX type (-nt or -vme) be specified on the command line.

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