Fourier dimensionality reduction of radio-interferometric data

Vijay Kartik, Rafael E. Carrillo, Jean-Philippe Thiran, Yves Wiaux

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2017
EventInternational Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing Frontiers Workshop 2017 - Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
Duration: 29 Jan 20173 Feb 2017


ConferenceInternational Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing Frontiers Workshop 2017
Abbreviated titleBASP Frontiers 2017


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