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Optimizing sparse RFI prediction using deep learning

J Kerrigan, P la Plante, S Kohn, JC Pober, J Aguirre, Z Abdurashidova, P Alexander, ZS Ali, Y Balfour, AP Beardsley, G Bernardi, JD Bowman, RF Bradley, J Burba, CL Carilli, C Cheng, DR DeBoer, M Dexter, E de Lera Acedo, JS Dillon Show all

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2019

Abstract

Radio frequency interference (RFI) is an ever-present limiting factor among radio telescopes even in the most remote observing locations. When looking to retain the maximum amount of sensitivity and reduce contamination for Epoch of Reionization studies, the identification and removal of RFI is especially important. In addition to improved RFI identification, we must also take into account computational efficiency of the RFI-Identification algorithm as radio interferometer arrays such as the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) grow larger in number of receivers. To address this, we present a deep fully convolutional neural network (DFCN) that is comprehensive in its use of interferom..

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