PURIFY: A new algorithmic framework for next-generation radio-interferometric imaging
In recent works, compressed sensing (CS) and convex opti- mization techniques have been applied to radio-interferometric imaging showing the potential to outperform state-of-the-art imaging algorithms in the field. We review our latest contributions [1, 2, 3], which leverage the versatility of convex optimization to both handle realistic continuous visibilities and offer a highly parallelizable structure paving the way to significant acceleration of the reconstruction and high-dimensional data scalability. The new algorithmic structure promoted in a new software PURIFY (beta version) relies on the simultaneous-direction method of multipliers (SDMM). The performance of various sparsity priors is evaluated through simulations in the continuous visibility setting, confirming the superiority of our recent average sparsity approach SARA.