Compressed sensing for radio interferometry: spread spectrum imaging techniques
We consider the problem of reconstruction of astrophysical signals probed by radio interferometers with baselines bearing a non-negligible component in the pointing direction. The visibilities measured essentially identify with a noisy and incomplete Fourier coverage of the product of the planar signals with a linear chirp modulation. We analyze the related spread spectrum phenomenon and suggest its universality relative to the sparsity dictionary, in terms of the achievable quality of reconstruction through the Basis Pursuit problem. The present manuscript represents a summary of recent work by the authors.
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