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Paper: Basis-agnostic Polarization Calibration Heuristics Support in CASA
Volume: 527, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIX
Page: 263
Authors: Moellenbrock, G.
Abstract: Traditional polarization calibration functionality in user-oriented software packages for synthesis interferometry have tended to hard-code for a specific range of assumptions about observing properties and conditions (e.g. for the particular instrument they principally support), most notably the polarization basis of the receivers. This limits flexibility in supporting diverse instruments and complicates the development of high-level pipelines which must incorporate complicated logic to discern the appropriate heuristics to apply. We here describe recent CASA polarization calibration developments concerning cross-hand phase that endeavor to permit a more basis-agnostic approach in automated processing.
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