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simulator.setconfig - Function

2.6.1 Set the antenna configuration


Description

Set the positions of the antennas. Note that the name of the telescope will control which voltage pattern is applied to the data.

Arguments





Inputs

telescopename

Name of the telescope we are simulating (determines VP)

allowed:

string

Default:

VLA

’VLA’

x

Vector of x values of all antennas [currently m]

allowed:

doubleArray

Default:

0

[]

y

Vector of y values of all antennas [currently m]

allowed:

doubleArray

Default:

0

[]

z

Vector of z values of all antennas [currently m]

allowed:

doubleArray

Default:

0

[]

dishdiameter

Vector of diameters of all antennas [currently m]

allowed:

doubleArray

Default:

0

[]

offset

Vector of offset of all antennas [currently m]

allowed:

doubleArray

Default:

0

[]

mount

Vector of mount types of all antennas (recognized mounts are ’ALT-AZ’, ’EQUATORIAL’, ’X-Y’, ’ORBITING’, ’BIZARRE’

allowed:

stringArray

Default:

ALT-AZ

[]

antname

Vector of names of all antennas

allowed:

stringArray

Default:

A

[]

padname

Vector of names of pads or stations

allowed:

stringArray

Default:

P

[]

coordsystem

Coordinate system of antenna positions [x,y,z], possibilities are ’global’, ’local’ , ’longlat’

allowed:

string

Default:

global

’global’

referencelocation

Reference location [required for local coords] Position Measure of Coordinates of array location. E.g me.position(’ITRF’, ’30.5deg’, -20.2deg’, 6000km’) or me.observatory(’ALMA’)

allowed:

any

Default:

variant ALMA

position measure

Returns
bool

Example

 
 
    diam := [25, 25, 25, 25, 25]  
    xx := [50, 100, 150, 200, 250]  
    yy := [2, -5, -20, -50, -100]  
    zz := [-0.5, -1.0, -1.5, -2.0, -2.5]  
    posvla := dm.observatory(’vla’);  
    sm.setconfig(telescopename=’VLA’, x=xx, y=yy, z=zz, dishdiameter=diam,  
                 mount=’alt-az’, antname=’VLA’,  
                 coordsystem=’local’, referencelocation=posvla);  
 

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