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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
  
We checked the <math>f_{sky}=0.1</math> case in [http://users.physics.harvard.edu/~buza/20150505_fisher/ Victor's forecasts] using our map-based code on PySM simulations.
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We checked the <math>f_{sky}=0.1</math> case in [http://users.physics.harvard.edu/~buza/20150505_fisher/ Victor's forecasts] using our map-based component separation code on PySM simulations.
 
Bullet-point results (details below):
 
Bullet-point results (details below):
 
* Assuming no delensing: <math>\sigma(r)=1.6\times10^{-3}</math>
 
* Assuming no delensing: <math>\sigma(r)=1.6\times10^{-3}</math>

Revision as of 01:29, 19 May 2016

Summary

We checked the case in Victor's forecasts using our map-based component separation code on PySM simulations. Bullet-point results (details below):

  • Assuming no delensing:
  • Assuming a 0.25 delensing factor:

These number roughly agree with Victor's forecast , considering our potentially different assumptions about noise power spectra and delensing efficiency.

Simulations

We used PySM to generate full-sky simulations including:

  • Power-law synchrotron (spatially-varying spectral index).
  • Single-component thermal dust (spatially-varying temperature and spectral index).
  • , partially de-lensed CMB.
  • Noise levels compatible with Victor's case.

The simulations are cut using a map defined by selecting the cleanest 4000 sq-deg of the sky in polarization.

Foreground removal

We run a map-based bayesian foreground-removal code on the simulations. The code samples the fully-resolved amplitudes of the three different components as well as spectral parameters ( and ). The latter are assumed constant on larger pixels, with HEALPix resolution (corresponding to ~4 deg). Fig. below shows the B-mode map at 145 MHz (left) and the mean CMB-only B-mode map output by the code (right).

Bmapfg.png Bmap.png

Estimating r

We compute the B-mode power spectrum for each simulation and fit a primordial + lensing template with amplitudes for both components (the first one being ). For this we only use multipoles . See result below for the no-delensing and 0.25-delensing cases.

Clplot.png