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Table 4

Current LOFAR processing pipelines.

Pipeline Mode Inputs Outputs Description

Standard Interferometric Visibilities Image cubes, source lists Limited angular resolution, full FOV
sky models, quality metrics
Long-baseline Interferometric Visibilities Image cubes, source lists Highest angular resolution, limited FOV
sky models, quality metrics
Known pulsar Beam-formed BF data file Folded pulse profiles Arbitrary number of stations,
de-dispersed time series 8 beams per station, full Stokes
CR event Direct storage TBB data file CR characteristics Single or multiple station event triggering
event database
Transient detection Interferometric Image cubes Source lists, light curves Can run in dedicated mode or commensal
classifications, triggers with other imaging observations

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