Cabb data reduction review summary of recommendations
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 11

CABB Data Reduction Review Summary of recommendations PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 57 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

CABB Data Reduction Review Summary of recommendations. Dave McConnell June 2011. Review of CABB data reduction. Review panel Mark Wieringa (Chair), Mark Calabretta, Dave McConnell, Tim Corwell, Bjorn Emonts, Emil Lenc, Jamie Stevens, Maxim Voronkov Aim

Download Presentation

CABB Data Reduction Review Summary of recommendations

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Cabb data reduction review summary of recommendations

CABB Data Reduction ReviewSummary of recommendations

Dave McConnell

June 2011


Review of cabb data reduction

Review of CABB data reduction

  • Review panel

    • Mark Wieringa (Chair), Mark Calabretta, Dave McConnell,Tim Corwell, Bjorn Emonts, Emil Lenc, Jamie Stevens,Maxim Voronkov

  • Aim

    • Survey state of main reduction packages relevant to CABB data.

    • Provide recommendations for the way forward.

CSIRO. Review of CABB data reduction software


Terms of reference

Terms of Reference

  • Will Miriad continue to be the main reduction package for ATCA data for the next 5 years?

  • Does the combination of Miriad and ASKAPsoft enable all foreseeable ATCA data sets to be optimally reduced?

  • Should ATCA data reduction with CASA be actively tested and documented?

  • Should CASS consider contributing to CASA development?

  • What data reduction functionality is missing? How do the items rank in order of scientific priority?

  • How can the missing functionality be provided most easily, given the re- sources?

CSIRO. Review of CABB data reduction software


Will miriad continue to be the main reduction package for atca data for the next 5 years

Will Miriad continue to be the main reduction package for ATCA data for the next 5 years?

  • Yes

    • except for some special imaging and analysis problems

    • it is the most efficient package for the bulk of data reduction

  • Rise of ALMA will result in more experienced CASA users

    • Point of departure from Miriad may move earlier

      • After calibration

      • After uvsplit

CSIRO. Review of CABB data reduction software


Miriad askapsoft optimal reduction

Miriad+ASKAPsoft = optimal reduction?

  • No, not at present

    • Some effort towards this would pay off

    • Keeps expertise “in house”

  • ASKAPSoft is not a general user package

    • Priority: pipeline processing of very large data volumes on special hardware

    • But: being able to test with CABB data is helpful for both ATCA and ASKAP

    • Use of CASA required

      • Import data

      • Image display & analysis

      • Selfcal

CSIRO. Review of CABB data reduction software


Should atca data reduction with casa be actively tested and documented

Should ATCA data reduction with CASA be actively tested and documented?

  • Yes

    • Skip calibration path – Miriad better at this

  • Advantages

    • Complex imaging and deconvolution

      • Multi-Scale Clean

      • MFS (under development)

      • Automated clean boxes

  • Document

    • Import of calibrated Miriad data

    • Run multi-scale deconvolution algorithms

    • Self calibration

    • Image inspection

CSIRO. Review of CABB data reduction software


Should cass consider contributing to casa development

Should CASS consider contributing to CASA development?

  • No, not at present; review when ASKAP operational

    • ASKAPSoft imaging algorithm developments will appear in CASA over time

    • No resources available for further involvement at this stage

CSIRO. Review of CABB data reduction software


What data reduction functionality is missing

What data reduction functionality is missing?

  • Ranked by scientific priority

    • Priority 1

      • Multi-scale clean

      • Multi Frequency synthesis with non linear terms

      • UV based Clean, UV modelling

    • Priority 2

      • Spectral curvature (band pass calibrator)

      • Delay calibration (residual phase slopes across band)

      • Polarization leakage – freq dependence

      • Primary beam variation with frequency

    • The rest

      • Image size limits, flagging, peeling, automatic clean boxes, invert weighting errors, polarization imaging/analysis (RM synthesis)

CSIRO. Review of CABB data reduction software


How can the missing functionality be provided most easily given the resources

How can the missing functionality be provided most easily, given the resources?

  • Use CASA and ASKAPSoft for the complex problems

    • MSClean (multi-scale)

      • available in CASA and ASKAPSoft, including mosaicing, works well

    • MFS Clean

      • Miriad approach works well for single fields

      • CASA – work in progress – wait for next release

      • ASKAPSoft has MS-MFS Clean – testing in progress

    • UV based clean

      • major cycles – subtract from uv data

      • Provided in CASA and ASKAPSoft, results better than image domain clean.

    • Wide band primary beam response

      • Use MFClean for single field

      • Use A-projection in ASKAPSoft for mosaicing

CSIRO. Review of CABB data reduction software


Proposed work

Proposed work

CSIRO. Review of CABB data reduction software


Recommendations

Recommendations

  • Do a number of small improvements to Miriad

    • A few months worth of development & documentation

  • Documentation of path to CASA and ASKAPSoft

    • Data export from miriad, conversion to MeasurementSet

  • Recipes and scripts for CASA and ASKAPSoft reduction

    • MS Clean – single field, mosaic (CASA)

    • MSMFS Clean – single field, mosaic (ASKAPSoft)

    • RM imaging in CASA

CSIRO. Review of CABB data reduction software


  • Login