The BoA Mission
BoA is a newly designed software package for the reading, handling, and analysis of bolometer array data. Its design and implementation is a collaborative effort of scientists at the MPIfR, AIfA, AIRUB, and IAS that was started in 2002. The primary goal of BoA is to handle data from LABOCA at APEX, both for online visualization and offline processing. BoA can also be used to process data acquired with other instruments such as ASZCa at APEX or MAMBO at the IRAM 30-meter telescope. BoA includes most of the relevant functionalities of the current reduction packages (MOPSIC, NIC, SURF). The major difference to them is that BoA is written in a programming environment that is (hopefully) easier to modify, maintain, and re-use. Moreover, BoA naturally interfaces with APECS and the MBfits format.
Principal features of BoA are summarized here.
Installation instruction, but see also in the manual.
Where is what in BoA - a directory of attributes and methods
The official release of BoA can be downloaded from the ESO APEX site.
Please direct questions, comments, requests or any other feedback to <boa AT SPAMFREE astro DOT uni-bonn DOT de>
White Board collecting further information on BoA
Bug Tracking System to report bug or request new features. (See here for a concise description)
Contact the developers for further information and help
BoA has been partially financed by a Verbundforschung grant by the German Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) to the MPIfR and AIRUB to build LABOCA, a large bolometer array facility camera for APEX. The BoA project acknowledges kind support from Bertoldi Datentechnik.