The Optical Very Large Array (OVLA) and its precursor Micromegas, will be composed of 27 telescopes. Snap-shot images will be formed directly at the combined focus. This will require a densified exit pupil and phased beams for all the wavelengths used. I describe 3 novel algorithms which can, in principle phase such interferometer; they all involve a hierarchy of aperture triplets but use different phasing criteria. I compare here their performance through numerical simulations and in presence of photon noise.
|Journal||Working on the Fringe: Optical and IR Interferometry from Ground and Space. Proceedings from ASP Conference Vol. 194. Edited by Stephen Unwin and Robert Stachnik. ISBN: 1-58381-020-X (1999), p.271|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|