WB file extension - VLBI and Tied Array WesterBork Station tasking document
What is wb file? How to open wb files?
File type specification:
The WB file extension is associated with the VLBI (Very Long Baseline Interferometry) and Tied Array WesterBork Station tasking document file format.
Very Long Baseline Interferometry is radio interferometry where the radio telescopes involved are not physically connected. Instead of this the signals are converted to video signals and recorded to high bandwidth tape. These tapes are brought to a Correlator centre where they are played back and correlated.
VLBI is used where the separations between the telescopes which make up the array are too large for cable, waveguide or radio links to be practical. The WSRT normally takes part in VLBI sessions as a member of the European VLBI Network (EVN) although ad-hoc experiments also occur. More information on the operations of the EVN can be found in The EVN hanbook. One way to get this handbook is via the VLBINFO account in Bologna.