GALFA Memos and Documents: Ordered by Topic

(A chronological list is available below.)


Science Documents, Observing Proposals, and Consortium Policy

Date Title Author
2003 Sep 25 Galactic Astronomy with the Arecibo L-Band Feed Array [GALFA White Paper] GALFA Consortium
2003 Sep 25 A Full-Stokes ALFA Continuum Survey [excerpted from GALFA White Paper] GALFA-CON Sub-Consortium
2005 Jan 31 ALFA Radio Recombination Line Survey [RRL White Paper] Terzian et al.
2005 Nov 18 GALFA Science Highlights Kang et al.
2001 Feb Galactic 21-cm Line Mapping Stanimirovic, Dickey
2005 Jun 1 GALFACTS proposal Taylor et al.
2005 Feb 1 TOGS-1 proposal Putman et al.
2004 Feb 1 GALFACTS pilot proposal: cover sheets, main text, figure 3 Taylor et al.
2004 Feb 1 GALFA - H I + RRL precursor proposal Goldsmith et al.
2004 Aug 17 GALFA Consortium Guidelines Goldsmith
2004 Aug 10 GALFA Structure and Science Topics GALFA Consortium
2003 Jun 10 GALFA Consortium Organization: PDF + JPEG Goldsmith

Observing Procedures and Data Processing Software

Date Title Author
2006 Sep 7 The GALFA H I User's Guide Krco, Stanimirovic, Goldston
2006 Jun 13 GALFA Spectrometer: Setup, Operation, Basics Heiles, Mock, Tang, Stanimirovic
2006 Jun 13 Instructions for Running TOGS Commensally with A2010 Stanimirovic, Putman, Goldston
2008 Jun 18 Current Version of GALFA H I Reduction Software Gibson
2008 Jun 18 The GALFA Pipeline: Once More with Feeling Goldston
2005 Oct 26 Does Everything Work Properly? Do these Checks on Every Day's Data!! Heiles
2005 Oct 25 How to Generate MH and LSFS Files Heiles
2005 Oct 25 MH and LSFS: Black-Belt Details Heiles
2005 Oct 18 GSR/PROCS/INIT/HDR and /INIT/LSFS Software Heiles
2005 Aug 14 Obtaining the I.F. Bandpass Using Least-Squares Frequency Switching (LSFS) Heiles
2007 Jun 1 A New Technique for Heterodyne Spectroscopy: Least-Squares Frequency Switching (LSFS) Heiles (PASP paper)
2004 Feb 5 Testing Techniques and Observing Modes for GALFA 21-cm Line Mapping Heiles, Goldston, et al.
2006 May 15 The GALFA Archive: Usage and Examples Krco
2006 Mar 21 Technical Guide for the GALFA Archive Krco

Hardware Details

Date Title Author
2004 Oct 17 GALFA Spectrometer Overview GALSPECT Team
2004 Oct 2 General GALFA Spectrometer Documentation Mock
2004 May 6 Hardware Requirements for GALFA's Precursor Observations Stanimirovic, Heiles, Goldston, et al.
2003 Sep 3 Progress Report on Software Spectrometer Jeff Hagen
2003 Jun Two Important Issues for FFT Spectrometers Heiles
2003 Mar 23 GALFA Spectrometer Development Proposal GALFA Consortium
2007 Feb 5 Engineering Test of pDev Spectrometer Polarisation Properties Dever, Salter
2006 Dec 20 ALFA RFI Saturation Problem Dever
2004 Nov 30 A possible back-end solution for ALFA Recombination-line Survey: alias the WAPPs Deshpande, Lebrón



GALFA Memos and Documents: Reverse-Chronological Order


Date     Title Author
2008 Jun 18 Current Version of GALFA H I Reduction Software Gibson
2008 Jun 18 The GALFA Pipeline: Once More with Feeling Goldston
2007 Feb 5 Engineering Test of pDev Spectrometer Polarisation Properties Dever, Salter
2006 Dec 20 ALFA RFI Saturation Problem Dever
2006 Sep 7 The GALFA H I User's Guide Krco, Stanimirovic, Goldston
2006 Aug 29 The GALFA Pipeline: Up Close and Personal Goldston
2006 Jun 13 GALFA Spectrometer: Setup, Operation, Basics Heiles, Mock, Tang, Stanimirovic
2006 Jun 13 Instructions for Running TOGS Commensally with A2010 Stanimirovic, Putman, Goldston
2006 May 15 The GALFA Archive: Usage and Examples Krco
2006 Mar 21 Technical Guide for the GALFA Archive Krco
2005 Nov 18 GALFA Science Highlights Kang et al.
2005 Oct 26 Does Everything Work Properly? Do these Checks on Every Day's Data!! Heiles
2005 Oct 25 How to Generate MH and LSFS Files Heiles
2005 Oct 25 MH and LSFS: Black-Belt Details Heiles
2005 Oct 18 GSR/PROCS/INIT/HDR and /INIT/LSFS Software Heiles
2005 Aug 14 Obtaining the I.F. Bandpass Using Least-Squares Frequency Switching (LSFS) Heiles
2005 Jun 1 GALFACTS proposal Taylor et al.
2005 Feb 1 TOGS-1 proposal Putman et al.
2005 Jan 31 ALFA Radio Recombination Line Survey [RRL White Paper] Terzian et al.
2004 Nov 30 A possible back-end solution for ALFA Recombination-line Survey: alias the WAPPs Deshpande, Lebrón
2004 Oct 17 GALFA Spectrometer Overview GALSPECT Team
2004 Oct 2 General GALFA Spectrometer Documentation Mock
2004 Aug 17 GALFA Consortium Guidelines Goldsmith
2004 Aug 10 GALFA Structure and Science Topics GALFA Consortium
2004 May 6 Hardware Requirements for GALFA's Precursor Observations Stanimirovic, Heiles, Goldston, et al.
2004 Feb 5 Testing Techniques and Observing Modes for GALFA 21-cm Line Mapping Heiles, Goldston, et al.
2004 Feb 1 GALFACTS pilot proposal: cover sheets, main text, figure 3 Taylor et al.
2004 Feb 1 GALFA - H I + RRL precursor proposal Goldsmith et al.
2003 Sep 25 Galactic Astronomy with the Arecibo L-Band Feed Array [GALFA White Paper] GALFA Consortium
2003 Sep 25 A Full-Stokes ALFA Continuum Survey [excerpted from GALFA White Paper] GALFA-CON Sub-Consortium
2003 Sep 3 Progress Report on Software Spectrometer Jeff Hagen
2003 Jun 10 GALFA Consortium Organization: PDF + JPEG Goldsmith
2003 Jun Two Important Issues for FFT Spectrometers Heiles
2003 Mar 23 GALFA Spectrometer Development Proposal GALFA Consortium
2001 Feb Galactic 21-cm Line Mapping Stanimirovic, Dickey



Outmoded GALFA Document Versions


Date Title Author
2006 Aug 29 The GALFA Pipeline: Up Close and Personal Goldston
2006 Jun 13 The GALFA H I User's Guide Krco, Stanimirovic, Goldston
2006 May 2 The GALFA Pipeline: Up Close and Personal Goldston
2006 Mar 24 The GALFA H I User's Guide Krco, Stanimirovic, Goldston
2006 Jan 16 The GALFA Pipeline: Up Close and Personal Goldston
2005 Dec 7 Instructions for Running TOGS Commensal with A2010 Stanimirovic, Putman, Goldston
2005 Oct 27 The GALFA Pipeline: Up Close and Personal Goldston
2005 Sep 2 The GALFA H I User's Guide Krco, Stanimirovic, Goldston
2005 Aug 18 Instructions for Running TOGS Commensal with A2010 Stanimirovic, Putman, Goldston
2005 Jul 29 GALFA Spectrometer: Setup, Operation, Basics Heiles, Mock, Tang
2004 Dec 3 GALFA Spectrometer: Setup, Operation, Basics Heiles, Tang, Mock
2004 Sep 14 CIMA Setup and Observing Cookbook for GALFA [early version of the GALFA H I User's Guide] Krco, Stanimirovic, Heiles, Lee, Goldston, Pandian, Robishaw, Tang
2004 Sep 5 GALFA Spectrometer: Setup, Operation, Basics Heiles

Additional Information

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