Next-generation radio-interferometers face a computing challenge with respect to the imaging techniques that can be applied in the big data setting in which they are designed. Dimensionality reduction can thus provide essen- tial savings of computing resources, allowing imaging meth- ods to scale with data. The work presented here approaches dimensionality reduction from a compressed sensing theory perspective, and links to its role in convex optimization- based imaging algorithms. We describe a novel linear dimen- sionality reduction technique consisting of a linear embed- ding to the space spanned by the left singular vectors of the measurement operator. A subsequent approximation of this embedding is shown to be practically implemented through a weighted subsampled Fourier transform of the dirty im- age. Preliminary results on simulated data with realistic coverages suggest that this approach provides significant reduction of data dimension to well below image size, while achieving comparable image quality to that obtained from the complete data set.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jan 2017|
|Event||International Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing Frontiers Workshop 2017 - Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland|
Duration: 29 Jan 2017 → 3 Feb 2017
|Conference||International Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing Frontiers Workshop 2017|
|Abbreviated title||BASP Frontiers 2017|
|Period||29/01/17 → 3/02/17|