The GaLactic and Extragalactic All-sky MWA survey (GLEAM) is a new relatively low resolution, contiguous 72-231 MHz survey of the entire sky south of declination +25°. In this paper, we outline one approach to determine the relative contribution of system noise, classical confusion and sidelobe confusion in GLEAM images. An understanding of the noise and confusion properties of GLEAM is essential if we are to fully exploit GLEAM data and improve the design of future low-frequency surveys. Our early results indicate that sidelobe confusion dominates over the entire frequency range, implying that enhancements in data processing have the potential to further reduce the noise.
The many facets of extragalactic radio surveys: towards new scientific challenges (EXTRA-RADSUR2015). 20-23 October 2015
- Pub Date:
- October 2015
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
- 8 pages, 6 figures, Conference Proceedings: "The many facets of extragalactic radio surveys: towards new scientific challenges", Bologna, October 2015