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=== Steps to simulation ===
 
=== Steps to simulation ===
  
# download and install CASA  
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# [[Getting Started in CASA | Download and install CASA ]]
 
# [[Input Model]] - Preparing a patch of sky for <tt>simdata</tt> to pseudoobserve.
 
# [[Input Model]] - Preparing a patch of sky for <tt>simdata</tt> to pseudoobserve.
 
# [[Antenna List]] - how to specify the positions and diameters of your antennas or stations.
 
# [[Antenna List]] - how to specify the positions and diameters of your antennas or stations.

Revision as of 21:02, 2 December 2009

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

simdata is under active development, documentation may lag reality, please email rindebet at nrao.edu with any questions - It's my job to help you use this software

Steps to simulation

  1. Download and install CASA
  2. Input Model - Preparing a patch of sky for simdata to pseudoobserve.
  3. Antenna List - how to specify the positions and diameters of your antennas or stations.
  4. Specifying Observation - how to set up what/when/how you want to observe, and the output image details
  5. Corrupting Observation - (Optional) For added realism, corrupt your visibilities with thermal and phase noise.
  6. Deconvolve Image (Optional) Go back from the calculated visibilities to a synthesis image