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Radio interferometric imaging of spatial structure that varies with time and frequency
Author(s): Urvashi Rau
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Paper Abstract

The spatial-frequency coverage of a radio interferometer is increased by combining samples acquired at different times and observing frequencies. However, astrophysical sources often contain complicated spatial structure that varies within the time-range of an observation, or the bandwidth of the receiver being used, or both. Image reconstruction algorithms can been designed to model time and frequency variability in addition to the average intensity distribution, and provide an improvement over traditional methods that ignore all variability. This paper describes an algorithm designed for such structures, and evaluates it in the context of reconstructing three-dimensional time-varying structures in the solar corona from radio interferometric measurements between 5 GHz and 15 GHz using existing telescopes such as the EVLA and at angular resolutions better than that allowed by traditional multi-frequency analysis algorithms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8500, Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data VII, 85000N (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930207
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Urvashi Rau, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8500:
Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data VII
Philip J. Bones; Michael A. Fiddy; Rick P. Millane, Editor(s)

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