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As part of the start up procedure for each test, a set of unexposed raw frames will be captured. These raw bias frames will be used to determine the nominal offset that will be subtracted from each pixel during event detection.
The algorithm used to compute the average bias image (or map) is the `mean bias clip' algorithm that J. Woo developed, which is described below:
This algorithm does a very good job at removing cosmic ray events which can be present in the bias images. It does however suffer from being computationally and memory intensive.
The average bias image is written as a FITS image in READ coordinates. The average bias routine was adopted from J. Woo's meanbiasclip2.c but has been made to work in near real-time and renamed to xrcf_mean_bias_clip.c.