The CIMA Observing Modes

The CIMA observing modes

This is a list of all currently available observing modes in CIMA. Different modes are available depending on whether CIMA is run in pulsar or in spectral line mode. Clicking on the name of the observing mode will take You to a page showing the observing menu and the general help description window for that observing mode. Note that the appearance of the windows refer to CIMA version 3.1, which for most observing modes is slightly different than from CIMA version 2.3 and 3.0 and completely different from CIMA version 2.2.

Pulsar observing modes

Name OBSMODE Interactive Command file ICORR WAPP Mock Non-ALFA ALFA
Pulsar run correlator RUN pulsarrun - - X X X X
Pulsar on ON pulsaron PULSARON - X X X X
Pulsar calibration PULSCAL pulsarcal PULSARCAL - X X X X
Pulsar on/off calibration ONOFFCAL ponoffcal - - X X X X
Pulsar cross calibration CROSSCAL pcrosscal PULSARCROSSCAL - X X X X
Pulsar ALFA beam check ALFABEAM palfabeam - - X X - X
Pulsar ALFA calibration ALFACAL palfacal - - X X - X
Pulsar ZA scanning ZASCAN pzascan - - X X X X
Pulsar Az/ZA mapping AZZAMAP pazzamap - - X X X X
Pulsar RA/Dec mapping RADECMAP pradecmap - - X X X X
Pulsar gal-l/b mapping GALMAP pgalmap - - X X X X
Smart basketweaving (version 3.1) SBASKET smartbask SMARTBASKET - X X X X
Smart frequency switching (version 3.1) SMARTF smartfreq SMARTFREQ - X X X X
Pulsar catalog observation CATON - PULSARCATOBS - X X X X
Calibrated pulsar catalog observation CATCALON - PULSARCATCALOBS - X X X X

Spectral observing modes

Name OBSMODE Interactive Command file ICORR WAPP Mock Non-ALFA ALFA
Run correlator RUN run - X X X X X
Simple calibration CAL cal CAL X X X X X
Standard on ON on ON X X X X X
Standard on/off ONOFF onoff ONOFF X X X X X
Ephemeris tracking EPHEM ephem - X X X X X
Double position switching DPS dps - X X X X X
Drift map DRIFT drift - X X X X X
RA/Dec map RADECMAP radecmap - X X X X X
Dec/RA map DECRAMAP decramap - X X X X X
Gal long/lat map GALMAP galmap - - X X X X
Cross scan CROSS cross - X - - X -
WAPP cross map CROSS wappcross - - X X X -
ALFA cross map CROSS alfacross ALFACROSS - X X - X
Fixed azimuth drift map FIXEDAZ fixedaz FIXEDDRIFT - X X X X
Basketweave scanning BASKET basket BASKETWEAVE - X X X X
Smart basketweaving (version 3.1) SBASKET smartbask SMARTBASKET - X X X X
Smart frequency switching SMARTF smartfreq SMARTFREQ - X X X X
Leapfrog map FROGMAP frog - - X X X X
Alternative drift map DRIFT altdrift - - X X X X
Drift chase map DRIFTCH driftch - - X X X X

The columns have the following meaning:

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This page is administered by Prakash Atreya ( patreya (a) naic . edu ) and was last updated on 5 February 2009.