Algorithm Development List

This is preliminary. GarethHunt extracted this table from the list prepared by FrazerOwen for EVLA development and one prepared by BillCotton for collaborative development with the MeerKAT folks.

Priorities are (per StevenMyers et al.):
1. Essential
2. Highly desirable
3. Desirable, but not critical

Status is (per FrazerOwen):

a. Algorithm is selected for development
a. Algorithm developers devise, test, and document the algorithm. Staff astronomers assist with testing
a. Programmers code algorithm in standard package.
a. Staff astronomers commission code.
a. Astronomy community uses the algorithm for research

| Subject | Instrument | Date required | Priority | Status | Developer(s) |
| uv-data automatic editing | EVLA | 2009 Q4 | | d | UrvashiRau, BillCotton |
| Wide-band, narrow-field imaging of isolated sources | EVLA | 2009 Q1 | | c | |
| Wide-band, narrow-field imaging of confused sources | EVLA | 2009 Q4 | | a | SanjayBhatnagar |
| Wide-band, wide-field imaging of full primary beam with 30dB dynamic range | | | | | |
| Pointing/primary beam corrections | EVLA | 2011 Q1 | | b | SanjayBhatnagar |
| Full-field polarization calibration | EVLA | 2011 Q1 | | | |
| Wide-band, wide-field imaging of full primary beam with 50dB dynamic range | EVLA | 2011 Q1 | | | |
| High dynamic range imaging, 70dB | EVLA | 2012 Q1 | | | |
| Maximum Entropy, other deconvolution algorithm improvements | EVLA | 2011 Q1 | | | |
| Mosaicking | EVLA | 2011 Q1 | | | |
| Corrections for ionospheric effects | EVLA | 2012 Q1 | | | |
| Rotation Measure Imaging | EVLA | 2011 Q1 | | a | LeoniaKogan |
| 3D Source Cataloging | EVLA | 2012 Q1 | | | |
| 3D Visualization | EVLA | 2012 Q4 | | | |
| Specialized algorithms, e.g. recombination line stacking | EVLA | 2012 Q4 | | | |
| Functional representation for bandpass calibration | | | | | |
| Inclusion of spurious polarized response in bandpass calibration | | | | | |
| Automated RFI excision | | | | | |
| Generalized pixel representation with (orthogonal) functional dependence on frequency | | | | | |
| Parameterization of antenna power pattern (beam) with frequency | | | | | |
| Parameterization of antenna polarized response with frequency | | | | | |
| Baseline-dependent averaging | | | | a | BillCotton |
| Auto-boxing for Clean in AIPS | | | | c | EricGreisen |


---++ Algorithm Implementation List

| Algorithm | Package | Date required | Reference | Author |
| Auto-boxing for Clean | | 2009 Q4 | Automatic CLEAN windowing | BillCotton |
| Auto-centering of point sources onto a pixel, and within a facet | | | Image Pixelization and Dynamic Range | BillCotton, JuanUson |

-- GarethHunt - 2009-03-20

-- GarethHunt - 2009-07-31
Topic revision: r2 - 2009-10-19, CarolynWhite
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