Software Packages

For the MWA, the software cost is budgeted to significantly exceed the hardware cost of the array. The code falls into three major categories: FPGA firmware, online software for control of hardware and processing the real-time data flow, and offline software, which in most cases is specific to the science topic under investigation. Apart from the FPGA code, which generally resides in the receiver, correlator and beamformer hardware subsystems, the major software components are:

Following the above links will take you to detailed descriptions of the particular component. In addition, analysis software will be developed as the MWA comes on line. This component will be added as an important new software element at a later time.