Sensitivity and observing time estimator for spectral line and position switching observing mode.
To take into account calibration, pointing, focus, and instrumental deadtimes, the calculator includes an overall efficiency of 60% between the total telescope elapsed time and the integration time (on+off). This time/sensitivity estimator gives results derived from averaging the two polarizations for the 6, 22, 45 GHz, and 87 receivers.
Note: Sensitivity estimates for On-The-Fly mapping are not implemented yet. For the time being, observers requesting OTF observations must make their own estimates based on the standard position switching calculator, and briefly justify the time estimate in the Technical Justification section of the proposal.
Observing time estimator