from 28 June 2015 to 3 July 2015 (Africa/Johannesburg)
SAIP2015 Proceeding published on 17 July 2016
Intensity Mapping Techniques for Radio Observation
Presented by Mr. Theophilus ANSAH-NARH on 30 Jun 2015 from 11:30 to 11:50
Type: Oral Presentation
Track: Track D1 - Astrophysics
Intensity mapping is a new observational technique that will allow smaller and cheaper telescopes to be used in auto-correlations and low resolution images of the sky. This technique can map the distribution of large scale HI structure without localizing individual galaxies. The aim of this research is to determine the effect of polarization on intensity mapping experiments. To achieve this, we produce polarized beams and try to corrupt these polarized beams by using OSKAR and find ways of correcting them. We then observe what comes out of these simulations in terms of foreground that have leaked from intensity polarization. We will apply this to KAT-7 and early MeerKAT data, as well as to extensive simulations of SKA1 and dense aperture arrays.
Prof. O.M. Smirnov, email@example.com, Department of Physics and Electronics, Rhodes University.