The LARI method is a powerful reduction technique for imaging data obtained
with the ISOCAM and ISOPHOT cameras onboard the ISO satellite. It is based
on a mathematical (but actually arising from simple semiconductor physics)
model describing the signal generated by both celestial sources and cosmic
ray hits as the contents of two charge reservoirs evolving with different
efficiencies and time scales are released towards the detectors' contacts.
The method has been applied to a number of ISO extragalactic surveys in the ELAIS, HDFs, Lockman Hole and Marano fields. In particular, the ELAIS 15 Micron Final Analysis produced the largest single catalogue of extragalactic sources obtained to date from ISO data.
Papers dwelling on the technicalities of the method include:
Original method applied to 15 micron data : Lari et al. 2001, MNRAS, 325, 1173
Extended method applied to 90 micron data : Rodighiero et al. 2003, MNRAS, 343, 1155
Improved method applied to 15 micron data : Vaccari et al. 2005, MNRAS, 358, 397
"The LARI Method for ISO-CAM/PHOT Data Reduction and Analysis" : Posters presented at conferences in June 2002 and April 2003
Trouble-Shooting Archive : arguably of historical interest only
The software implementing the LARI method has been assembled into a software package.
The package is briefly described in a Draft User's Manual.
IDL help info is available for individual routines.
(NB : links to source code are meant to be broken!)
Last Updated on 15 August 2004
Please contact Mattia Vaccari for further information