LOFAR Initial Calibration (LINC) Pipeline¶
LINC is a pipeline to correct for various instrumental and ionospheric effects in both LOFAR HBA and LOFAR LBA observations.
removal of clock offsets between core and remote stations (using clock-TEC separation)
correction of the polarization alignment between XX and YY
robust time-independent bandpass correction
ionospheric RM corrections with RMextract
removal of the element beam
advanced flagging and interpolation of bad data
mitigation of broad-band RFI and bad stations
If you intend to use LINC for the processing of long baselines (international stations) the user is referred to the LOFAR-VLBI documentation, since the compatibility of both pipelines may be limited to certain version or releases. It is recommended to stick to the instructions therein.
Note: The current version of LINC does not yet support state-of-the-art calibration of target fields with the LOFAR LBA. An implementation is planned for upcoming releases. Please continue your processing using LiLF.
Setting Up and Running LINC¶
- Preparing the data
- Configuring LINC
- Starting a pipeline
- Getting help
The LINC Pipelines¶
- Pipeline overview
- Calibrator pipeline
- Target pipeline