We present ROBBIE: a general work-flow for the detection and characterization of radio variability and transient events in the image domain. ROBBIE is designed to work in a batch processing paradigm with a modular design so that components can be swapped out or upgraded to adapt to different input data, whilst retaining a consistent and coherent methodological approach. ROBBIE is based on commonly used and open software, and is encapsulated in a Makefile to aid portability and reproducibility. In this paper we describe the methodology behind ROBBIE, and demonstrate its use on real and simulated data. ROBBIE is available on GitHub.
Astronomy and Computing
- Pub Date:
- April 2019
- Data analysis;
- Radio astronomy;
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
- 12 pages, 11 figures, Accepted to Astronomy and Computing. Github link: https://github.com/PaulHancock/Robbie