# Revisiting the radio interferometer measurement equation. I. A full-sky Jones formalism

@article{Smirnov2011RevisitingTR, title={Revisiting the radio interferometer measurement equation. I. A full-sky Jones formalism}, author={Oleg M. Smirnov}, journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics}, year={2011}, volume={527} }

Context. Since its formulation by Hamaker et al., the radio interferometer measurement equation (RIME) has provided a rigorous mathematical basis for the development of novel calibration methods and techniques, including various approaches to the problem of direction-dependent effects (DDEs). However, acceptance of the RIME in the radio astronomical community at large has been slow, which is partially due to the limited availability of software to exploit its power, and the sparsity of…

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