AIPS HELP file for ROBUST in 31DEC21
As of Fri Sep 17 13:50:18 2021
Type: Adverb (Real)
Use: The robustness parameter, devised by Daniel Briggs, is
used to temper the effects of uniform weighting. Thus,
the weight actually used for sample i is
WT = ----------------------
[F2 (Wj)] + S
where F1 and F2 are 2 functions applied to the input
weights (Fi (W) = W by default), the [ ] means the sum of
the F2 of the Weights of all samples in the neighborhood
of the i'th sample, and S is a function of ROBUST. We use
(10**(ROBUST)) * <[F2 (Wj)]>
S = --------------------------------
where < > denotes the average of the local sums over all
visibilities. Note that if ROBUST > 4, the weight sums
have little effect and the weighting is close to natural
weighting. If ROBUST < -4, then S is very small and we
have virtually pure uniform weighting with no tempering.
Null value: NONE
IMAGR.....Fourier transform and Clean UV data with a full range of
calibration (application), weighting, Cleaning, and
wide-field correction options.
SCIMG.....Full-featured imaging plus self-calibration loop with
SCMAP.....Imaging plus self-calibration loop with editing.
UVIMG.....Grid UV data into an "image". If DOROBUST > 0, then
uniform weighting with AIPS standard ROBUST is done.
CXIMAGR...Grid UV data into a complex image, Fourier transform,
Clean - calls UVIMG.
LINIMAGE..Build image cube from multi-IF data set.
MAPPR.....Simplified access to IMAGR.
OBITIMAG...Access to OBIT task Imager without self-cal or peeling.
OBITMAP....Simplified access to OBIT task Imager,
OBITPEEL...Access to OBIT task Imager with self-cal and peeling.
OBITSCAL...Access to OBIT task Imager with self-cal, NOT peeling.