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A Brief History (and Some Goals) of VeSPA


VeSPA consists of three combined applications called RFPulse, Simulation and Analysis that were migrated from three previous standalone applications:

  • RFPulse <-> MatPulse - software for RF pulse design written in Matlab
  • Simulation <-> GAVA/Gamma - software for spectral simulation written in IDL
  • Analysis <-> IDL_Vespa - a package for spectral data processing and analysis written in IDL


The new VeSPA project addresses previous software limitations, including:

  • Non-standard data access
  • Complexities of integrating multiple languages
  • Closed-source software that complicates algorithm extension and free sharing
  • Lack of integration between programs for sharing prior information
  • Incomplete or missing documentation and educational content