Volume 409, Number 2, October II 2003
|Page(s)||423 - 437|
|Section||Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)|
|Published online||17 November 2003|
Beam deconvolution in noisy CMB maps
IASF/CNR, Sezione di Bologna, via P. Gobetti, 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Departamento de Astronomía y Astrofísica, Universidad de Valencia, 46100 Burjassot, Valencia, Spain e-mail: email@example.com
Corresponding author: C. Burigana, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 2 July 2003
The subject of this paper is beam deconvolution in small angular scale CMB experiments. The beam effect is reversed using the Jacobi iterative method, which was designed to solved systems of algebraic linear equations. The beam is a non circular one which moves according to the observational strategy. A certain realistic level of Gaussian instrumental noise is assumed. The method applies to small scale CMB experiments in general (cases A and B), but we have put particular attention on Planck mission at 100 GHz (cases C and D). In cases B and D, where noise is present, deconvolution allows to correct the main beam distortion effect and recover the initial angular power spectrum up to the end of the fifth acoustic peak. An encouraging result whose importance is analyzed in detail. More work about deconvolution in the presence of other systematics is in progress. This paper is related to the Planck LFI activities.
Key words: cosmology: cosmic microwave background / methods: numerical, data analysis
© ESO, 2003
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