AIPS HELP file for CRSFRING in 31DEC24
As of Fri Feb 23 13:10:52 2024
CRSFRING: Procedure to calibrate cross pol. delays
Use RUN CRSFRING first
INNAME UV file name (name)
INCLASS UV file name (class)
INSEQ 0.0 9999.0 UV file name (seq. #)
INDISK 0.0 9.0 UV file disk drive #
OUTDISK Disk for temporary files
FLAGVER Flag table to use
GAINUSE Calibration table to use
SUBARRAY 0.0 99.0 Selected subarray
ANTENNAS List of antennas, 0->use all
REFANT Reference antenna
CALSOUR Calibrator sources to use.
See note in HELP file!
TIMERANG Time range
SOLINT Pre-averaging interval (min)
BADDISK Disk drive #'s to avoid
Procedure: This procedure use a selected subset of a uv data
set and determine cross polarized multi and single band
delays. The average single band and multiband delays
will be written into an SN table which can be applied to
the GAINUSE CL table. See EXPLAIN CRSFRING for details.
Before attempting to use CRSFRING the RUN file
CRSFRING must be run to define the procedure. This is
and only needs be done once.
CRSFRING creates one temporary file which it will
destroy if able. The name of this files is fixed and
it must be destroyed if a previous attempt at CRSFRING
failed. To execute the procedure simple type:
INNAME.....Input UV file name (name). Standard defaults.
INCLASS....Input UV file name (class). Standard defaults.
INSEQ......Input UV file name (seq. #). 0 -> highest.
INDISK.....Disk drive # of input UV file. 0 -> any.
OUTDISK....Disk for temporary files 0->INDISK.
FLAGVER....Flag table version to apply
GAINUSE....CL table from prior calibration to apply before
determining solutions. There is no default.
SUBARRAY...Subarray to use.
ANTENNAS...List of antennas, 0->use all.
REFANT.....Reference antenna. Use the one you used for
parallel hand fringe fitting.
CALSOUR....Calibrator sources to use.
NOTE! Selection of only ONE source is
not implemented correctly -> use TIMERANG instead.
TIMERANG...Timerange of the data subset.
SOLINT.....The BLAVG pre-averaging interval (min)
BADDISK...Disk drive #'s to avoid for scratch files
CRSFRING: Make an SN for the calibration of cross polarized
Documentor: K. J. Leppanen
Related Programs: BLAVG, FRING, POLSN, CLCAL
Calibration of cross polarized delays
This procedure will take a selected subset of a uv data set
and determine the corrections needed to remove differences in
single and multiband delays for the right and left handed
systems. The output is an SN table which can be applied to a CL
table to affect these corrections. The output SN table will be
written to the input data set and on successful completion of
CRSFRING will be the highest version SN table. Cross polarized
rate errors are assumed to be zero. It is assumed that parallel
hand fringe fitting has been completed, and the resulting
calibration is in the CL table version GAINUSE.
The basic steps of this procedure are the following:
1) Average cross-polarized data from the selected timerange and
antennas over baselines using the task BLAVG. This will improve the
signal-to-noise ratio of the usually weak cross-polarized signal
significantly. In most cases a single scan using all antennas is
adequate, and can be selected by using the TIMERANGE adverb; the delay
offsets should remain constant over the experiment.
2) Run FRING on this segment of data to obtain the delay and phase
offsets, one solution per scan. Use APARM=2,0; DPARM=1,0,0,60*SOLINT,
0,0,1. Other FRING parameters are as passed to the procedure either
explicitly in the inputs file or implicitly by the appropriate adverb
3) Run POLSN on the SN table produced by FRING.
4) Use TACOP to copy the SN table produced by POLSN to the
original data set.
When applying the SN table to the prior CL table with CLCAL use
TIMER=0, ANTENNA=0, SOURC '', CALSOU '', and typically INTERPOL=''.