IQRM-APOLLO cleans narrow-band radio frequency interference (RFI) using the Inter-Quartile Range Mitigation (IQRM) algorithm. By masking this interference, the code reduces the number of false positive pulsar candidates and increases sensitivity for pulsar detection. The IQRM algorithm is an outlier detection algorithm that is both non-parametric and robust to the presences of trends in time series data. Using short-duration data blocks, IQRM-APOLLO computes a spectral statistic that correlates with the presence of RFI, removing high outliers from the input signal.
Astrophysics Source Code Library
- Pub Date:
- October 2023