Other HESPE routines

RHESSI-dependent routines

This section contains spectroscopy, imaging and imaging spectroscopy conceived specifically for RHESSI observations.

Spectroscopy

Expectation Maximization

name of algorithm

expectation maximization for spectroscopy

acronym

EM_SPEX

name of main routine

inversion.pro

description

iterative maximum likelihood with positivity constraint and statistical stopping rule

input

output of hsp_em_spc.pro

output

photon spectrum

mean electron spectrum

dependencies (hardware)

RHESSI

dependencies (software)

IDL/SSW

availability

SSW: no

RHESSI GUI: no

STIX GUI: no

download

reference

Imaging

Expectation Maximization

name of algorithm

expectation maximization for imaging

acronym

EM_IMG

name of main routine

em_algorithm.pro

description

iterative maximum likelihood with positivity constraint and statistical stopping rule

input

RHESSI count modulation profiles

output

map

dependencies (hardware)

RHESSI

dependencies (software)

IDL/SSW

availability

SSW: yes

RHESSI GUI: yes

STIX GUI: no

download

reference

Benvenuto F, Schwartz R A, Piana M and Massone A M 2013 Expectation Maximization for hard X-ray count modulation profiles Astronomy and Astrophysics 555 A61

Imaging Spectroscopy

Electron visibilities (uniform binning)

name of algorithm

visibility inversion software (uniform binning)

acronym

VIS

name of main routine

hsp_vis_inversion.pro

description

generation of electron visibility bags at different electron energy channels

input

array of count visibility structures

output

bags of electron visibilities

dependencies (hardware)

RHESSI

dependencies (software)

SSW/IDL

availability

SSW: yes

RHESSI GUI: yes

STIX GUI: no

download

reference

Piana M, Massone A M, Hurford G J, Prato M, Emslie A G, Kontar E P and Schwartz R A 2007 Electron flux spectral imaging of solar flares through regularized analysis of hard X-ray source visibilities The Astrophysical Journal 665 846-855

Electron visibilities (non-uniform binning)

name of algorithm

visibility inversion software (non-uniform binning)

acronym

VIS_NONUNIF

name of main routine

hsp_nonunif_vis_inversion.pro

description

generation of electron visibility bags at different electron energy channels

input

array of count visibility structures

output

bags of electron visibilities

dependencies (hardware)

RHESSI

dependencies (software)

SSW/IDL

availability

SSW: no

RHESSI GUI: no

RHESSI STIX: no

download

reference

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