AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for POLSN in 31DEC18



As of Sun May 27 9:56:04 2018


POLSN: Make a SN table from cross polarized fringe fit

INPUTS

INNAME                             Main input file (name).
INCLASS                            Main input file (class).
INSEQ             0.0    9999.0    Main input file (seq. #).
                                      0 => high
INDISK            0.0       9.0    Disk unit #.       0 => any
INVERS                             Input  file version no.
OUTVERS                            Output file version.
OPCODE                             'AVIF' = avg SB delays in IF

HELP SECTION

POLSN
Type:  Task
Use:   POLSN creates an SN table suitable for the calibration of
       cross polarized delays from an SN table obtained from a
       run of FRING on cross polarized data for 2 antennas.
       See EXPLAIN POLSN for details.
Adverbs:
  INNAME......Main file name (name).       Standard defaults.
  INCLASS.....Main file name (class).      Standard defaults.
  INSEQ.......Main file name (seq. #).     0 => highest
  INDISK......Disk drive # of image.       0 => any
  INVERS......Input extension file version #.
  OUTVERS.....Output extension file version #. 0=>make new
  OPCODE......'AVIF' means average single band delays
              corrections in IF, else do each IF independently.

EXPLAIN SECTION

POLSN:  Make a SN table from cross polarized fringe fit
Documentor: W. D. Cotton
Related Programs: SWPOL, FRING, CLCAL.

      Calibration of cross polarized delays

   This task will process an SN table produced from a run of
FRING on cross polarized data into an SN table suitable for
applying to an input table to correct for cross polarized delay
errors.  Cross polarized rate errors are assumed to be zero.

  Before running POLSN the following steps should be taken:

1) Run UVCOP to select a short section of data for one antenna
and the reference antenna.  This time/source/baseline
combination should have a reasonable SNR for the RL and LR
correlations.  In the following more than one antenna other
than the reference antenna may be used but if so then the
numbers of the non reference antenna must all be either above or
below the reference antenna number.

2) Run FRING on this segment of data to obtain corrections for
the parallel fringes.  Use APARM=2,0; DOCAL=1; GAINUSE=0;
SNVER=0; ANTENNA = ref. ant., other, REFANT=refant.

3) Use CLCAL to apply this SN table to the CL table used to
calibrate the input to FRING.

4) Use SWPOL to swap the polarizations of the reference antenna.
Set ANTENNAS = ref. anttenna, other antenna; DOCALIB = 1

5) Run FRING as before but on the output of SWPOL.

6) Run POLSN on the SN table produced by FRING.

7) Use TACOP to copy the SN table produced by POLSN to the
original data set and then use CLCAL to apply it to the
calibration table.

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