1 INTER-SENSITIVITY Compute sensitivity of an interferometer
INTER-SENSITIVITY
Compute sensitivity of an interferometer to point and extended sources.
2 FREQ$
TASK\REAL "Frequency [GHz]" FREQ$
Observed frequency.
2 BANDWIDTH$
TASK\REAL "Bandwidth [MHz]" BANDWIDTH$
Spectral resolution.
2 TSYS$
TASK\REAL "Tsys [K]" TSYS$
System temperature at the observed frequency.
2 DECORREL$
TASK\REAL "Decorrelation coefficient" DECORREL$
Decorrelation coefficient (product of atmospheric and correlator quanti-
zation decorrelation).
2 ONTIME$
TASK\REAL "On-source integration time [hrs]" ONTIME$
On-source integration time (you must sum-up the time spent on all con-
figurations). Be careful, you must estimate and add the off-source inte-
gration time to get the total time needed to obtain a given sensitivity.
At Bure a large fraction of time is spent off-source for calibration.
2 NANT$
TASK\INTE "Number of available antennas" NANT$
Number of available antennas in the interferometer array.
2 ANTEFF$
TASK\REAL "Antenna efficiency [Jy/K]" ANTEFF$
Mean efficiency of antennas.
2 BEAM$
TASK\REAL "Beam [arcsec]" BEAM$[2]
Expected resolution of the observation (major x minor Gaussian axis).
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