Volume 529, May 2011
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)|
|Published online||20 April 2011|
Effect of Fourier filters in removing periodic systematic effects from CMB data
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1, 85741
2 Università degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Fisica, via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano, Italy
3 INAF-OATs Trieste, via Tiepolo 11, 34131 Trieste, Italy
4 INAF-IASFBO, via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy
Accepted: 7 March 2011
We consider the application of high-pass Fourier filters to remove periodic systematic fluctuations from full-sky survey CMB datasets. We compare the filter performance with destriping codes commonly used to remove the effect of residual 1/f noise from timelines. As a realistic working case, we use simulations of the typical Planck scanning strategy and Planck Low Frequency Instrument noise performance, with spurious periodic fluctuations that mimic a typical thermal disturbance. We show that the application of Fourier high-pass filters in chunks always requires subsequent normalisation of induced offsets by means of destriping. For a complex signal containing all the astrophysical and instrumental components, the result obtained by applying filter and destriping in series is comparable to the result obtained by destriping only, which makes the usefulness of Fourier filters questionable for removing this kind of effects.
Key words: cosmic background radiation / cosmology: observations / methods: data analysis
© ESO, 2011
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