The mean NEP for each subarray is derived from the full timeseries. The average of these values is quoted as the value NEP_AV.
Raw data are passed to the map maker which are processed using the default config file (unless the source is a calibrator) to produce a an image. FCFs are derived if the source is a calibrator. The image is calibrated in mJy/beam using the default FCF.
The recipe calculates the elapsed time of the observation and stores the mean zenith optical depth (at 225 GHz and the current wavelength), line-of-sight transmission and elevation. The NEP data are converted to an NEFD (using the transmission and default FCF) and, using an effective exposure time derived from the ITC, an equivalent image noise.
The noise, NEFD and mean exposure time (per pixel) are derived from the calibrated image. RMS noise and NEFD values are predicted using the ITC and a warning issued if the measured noise exceeds the expected value by more than 20 %.
All values are written to a log file called log.checkrms.
Only default noise processing is supported.
The user may specify alternate makemap config files, but be aware that the same config will be used for every observation.
Non-standard PONG map sizes will yield no results from the ITC.
Undefined values appear as NaN in the log file.
The recipe does not coadd the data; results are written to the log file for each separate observation.
Only the reduced map files (one for each observation) are kept at the end of processing.