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the links below describe the various sections of inputs
 
the links below describe the various sections of inputs
  
2. [[Input Model]] - Preparing a patch of sky for <tt>simdata</tt> to pseudoobserve.
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2. [[Input Model]] - Preparing a patch of sky for <tt>simdata</tt> to pseudoobserve. Sample model images: [https://safe.nrao.edu/wiki/bin/view/ALMA/InputExamples]
  
 
3. [[Antenna List]] - how to specify the positions and diameters of your antennas or stations.
 
3. [[Antenna List]] - how to specify the positions and diameters of your antennas or stations.

Revision as of 11:28, 3 December 2009

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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

pdf presentation explaining the same things as below

1. Install CASA

simdata inputs look like this:

Inputs.png

the links below describe the various sections of inputs

2. Input Model - Preparing a patch of sky for simdata to pseudoobserve. Sample model images: [1]

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