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Feroci, M, den Herder, JW, Bozzo, E, Barret, D, Brandt, S, Hernanz, M, van der Klis, M, Pohl, M, Santangelo, A, Stella, L , Watts, A, Wilms, J, Zane, S, Ahangarianabhari, M, Albertus, C, Alford, M, Alpar, A, Altamirano, D, Alvarez, L, Amati, L, Amoros, C, Andersson, N, Antonelli, A, Argan, A, Artigue, R, Artigues, B, Atteia, J-L, Azzarello, P, Bakala, P, Baldazzi, G, Balman, S, Barbera, M, van Baren, C, Bhattacharyya, S, Baykal, A, Belloni, T, Bernardini, F, Bertuccio, G, Bianchi, S, Bianchini, A, Binko, P, Blay, P, Bocchino, F, Bodin, P, Bombaci, I, Bidaud, J-MB, Boutloukos, S, Bradley, L, Braga, J, Brown, E, Bucciantini, N, Burderi, L, Burgay, M, Bursa, M, Budtz-Jorgensen, C, Cackett, E, Cadoux, FR, Cais, P, Caliandro, GA, Campana, R, Campana, S, Capitanio, F, Casares, J, Casella, P, Castro-Tirado, AJ, Cavazzuti, E, Cerda-Duran, P, Chakrabarty, D, Chateau, F, Chenevez, J, Coker, J, Cole, R, Collura, A, Cornelisse, R, Courvoisier, T, Cros, A, Cumming, A, Cusumano, G, D'Ai, A, D'Elia, V, Del Monte, E, De Luca, A, De Martino, D, Dercksen, JPC, De Pasquale, M, De Rosa, A, Del Santo, M, Di Cosimo, S, Diebold, S, Di Salvo, T, Donnarumma, I, Drago, A, Durant, M, Emmanoulopoulos, D, Erkut, MH, Esposito, P, Evangelista, Y, Fabian, A, Falanga, M, Favre, Y, Feldman, C, Ferrari, V, Ferrigno, C, Finger, M, Finger, MH, Fraser, GW, Frericks, M, Fuschino, F, Gabler, M, Galloway, DK, Sanchez, JLG, Garcia-Berro, E, Gendrel, B, Gezari, S, Giles, AB, Gilfanov, M, Giommi, P, Giovannini, G, Giroletti, M, Gogus, E, Goldwurm, A, Goluchova, K, Goetz, D, Gouiffes, C, Grassi, M, Groot, P, Gschwender, M, Gualtieri, L, Guidorzi, C, Guy, L, Haas, D, Haense, P, Hailey, M, Hansen, F, Hartmann, DH, Haswell, CA, Hebeler, K, Heger, A, Hermsen, W, Homan, J, Hornstrup, A, Hudec, R, Huovelin, J, Ingram, A, in't Zand, JJM, Israel, G, Iwasawa, K, Izzo, L, Jacobs, HM, Jetter, F, Johannsen, T, Jacobs, HM, Jonker, P, Jose, J, Kaaret, P, Kanbach, G, Karas, V, Karelin, D, Kataria, D, Keek, L, Kennedy, T, Klochkov, D, Kluzniak, W, Kokkotas, K, Korpela, S, Kouveliotou, C, Kreykenbohm, I, Kuiper, LM, Kuvvetli, I, Labanti, C, Lai, D, Lamb, FK, Laubert, PP, Lebrun, F, Lin, D, Linder, D, Lodato, G, Longo, F, Lund, N, Maccarone, TJ, Macera, D, Maestre, S, Mahmoodifar, S, Maier, D, Malcovati, P, Mandel, I, Mangano, V, Manousakis, A, Marisaldi, M, Markowitz, A, Martindale, A, Matt, G, McHardy, IM, Melatos, A, Mendez, M, Mereghetti, S, Michalska, M, Migliari, S, Mignani, R, Miller, MC, Miller, JM, Mineo, T, Miniutti, G, Morsink, S, Motch, C, Motta, S, Mouchet, M, Mouret, G, Mulacova, J, Muleri, F, Munoz-Darias, T, Negueruela, I, Neilsen, J, Norton, AJ, Nowak, M, O'Brien, P, Olsen, PEH, Orientil, M, Orio, M, Orlandini, M, Orleanski, P, Osborne, JP, Osten, R, Ozel, F, Pacciani, L, Paolillo, M, Papitto, A, Paredes, JM, Patruno, A, Paul, B, Perinati, E, Pellizzoni, A, Penacchioni, AV, Perez, MA, Petracek, V, Pittori, C, Pons, J, Portell, J, Possenti, A, Poutanen, J, Prakash, M, Le Provost, P, Psaltis, D, Rambaud, D, Ramon, P, Ramsay, G, Rapisarda, M, Rachevski, A, Rashevskaya, I, Ray, PS, Rea, N, Reddy, S, Reig, P, Aranda, MR, Remillard, R, Reynolds, C, Rezzolla, L, Ribo, M, de la Rie, R, Riggio, A, Rios, A, Rodriguez-Gil, P, Rodriguez, J, Rohlfs, R, Romano, P, Rossi, EMR, Rozanska, A, Rousseau, A, Ryde, F, Sabau-Graziati, L, Sala, G, Salvaterra, R, Sanna, A, Sandberg, J, Scaringi, S, Schanne, S, Schee, J, Schmid, C, Shore, S, Schneider, R, Schwenk, A, Schwope, AD, Seyler, J-Y, Shearer, A, Smith, A, Smith, DM, Smith, PJ, Sochora, V, Soffitta, P, Soleri, P, Spencer, A, Stappers, B, Steiner, AW, Stergioulas, N, Stratta, G, Strohmayer, TE, Stuchlik, Z, Suchy, S, Sulemainov, V, Takahashi, T, Tamburini, F, Tauris, T, Tenzer, C, Tolos, L, Tombesi, F, Tomsick, J, Torok, G, Torrejon, JM, Torres, DF, Tramacere, A, Trois, A, Turolla, R, Turriziani, S, Uter, P, Uttley, P, Vacchi, A, Varniere, P, Vaughan, S, Vercellone, S, Vrba, V, Walton, D, Watanabe, S, Wawrzaszek, R, Webb, N, Weinberg, N, Wende, H, Wheatley, P, Wijers, R, Wijnands, R, Wie, M, Wilson-Hodge, CA, Winter, B, Wood, K, Zampa, G, Zampa, N, Zampieri, L, Zdunik, L, Zdziarski, A, Zhang, B, Zwart, F, Ayre, M, Boenke, T, van Damme, CC, Kuulkers, E and Lumb, D (2014) The Large Observatory For x-ray Timing Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray,, 9144, ARTN 9.

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Abstract

The Large Observatory For x-ray Timing (LOFT) was studied within ESA M3 Cosmic Vision framework and participated in the final downselection for a launch slot in 2022-2024. Thanks to the unprecedented combination of effective area and spectral resolution of its main instrument, LOFT will study the behaviour of matter under extreme conditions, such as the strong gravitational field in the innermost regions of accretion flows close to black holes and neutron stars, and the supranuclear densities in the interior of neutron stars. The science payload is based on a Large Area Detector (LAD, 10 m2 effective area, 2-30 keV, 240 eV spectral resolution, 1° collimated field of view) and a Wide Field Monitor (WFM, 2-50 keV, 4 steradian field of view, 1 arcmin source location accuracy, 300 eV spectral resolution). The WFM is equipped with an on-board system for bright events (e.g. GRB) localization. The trigger time and position of these events are broadcast to the ground within 30 s from discovery. In this paper we present the status of the mission at the end of its Phase A study

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Feroci, M
den Herder, JW
Bozzo, E
Barret, D
Brandt, S
Hernanz, M
van der Klis, M
Pohl, M
Santangelo, A
Stella, L
Watts, A
Wilms, J
Zane, S
Ahangarianabhari, M
Albertus, C
Alford, M
Alpar, A
Altamirano, D
Alvarez, L
Amati, L
Amoros, C
Andersson, N
Antonelli, A
Argan, A
Artigue, R
Artigues, B
Atteia, J-L
Azzarello, P
Bakala, P
Baldazzi, G
Balman, S
Barbera, M
van Baren, C
Bhattacharyya, S
Baykal, A
Belloni, T
Bernardini, F
Bertuccio, G
Bianchi, S
Bianchini, A
Binko, P
Blay, P
Bocchino, F
Bodin, P
Bombaci, I
Bidaud, J-MB
Boutloukos, S
Bradley, L
Braga, J
Brown, E
Bucciantini, N
Burderi, L
Burgay, M
Bursa, M
Budtz-Jorgensen, C
Cackett, E
Cadoux, FR
Cais, P
Caliandro, GA
Campana, R
Campana, S
Capitanio, F
Casares, J
Casella, P
Castro-Tirado, AJ
Cavazzuti, E
Cerda-Duran, P
Chakrabarty, D
Chateau, F
Chenevez, J
Coker, J
Cole, R
Collura, A
Cornelisse, R
Courvoisier, T
Cros, A
Cumming, A
Cusumano, G
D'Ai, A
D'Elia, V
Del Monte, E
De Luca, A
De Martino, D
Dercksen, JPC
De Pasquale, M
De Rosa, A
Del Santo, M
Di Cosimo, S
Diebold, S
Di Salvo, T
Donnarumma, I
Drago, A
Durant, M
Emmanoulopoulos, D
Erkut, MH
Esposito, P
Evangelista, Y
Fabian, A
Falanga, M
Favre, Y
Feldman, C
Ferrari, V
Ferrigno, C
Finger, M
Finger, MH
Fraser, GW
Frericks, M
Fuschino, F
Gabler, M
Galloway, DK
Sanchez, JLG
Garcia-Berro, E
Gendrel, B
Gezari, S
Giles, AB
Gilfanov, M
Giommi, P
Giovannini, G
Giroletti, M
Gogus, E
Goldwurm, A
Goluchova, K
Goetz, D
Gouiffes, C
Grassi, M
Groot, P
Gschwender, M
Gualtieri, L
Guidorzi, C
Guy, L
Haas, D
Haense, P
Hailey, M
Hansen, F
Hartmann, DH
Haswell, CA
Hebeler, K
Heger, A
Hermsen, W
Homan, J
Hornstrup, A
Hudec, R
Huovelin, J
Ingram, A
in't Zand, JJM
Israel, G
Iwasawa, K
Izzo, L
Jacobs, HM
Jetter, F
Johannsen, T
Jacobs, HM
Jonker, P
Jose, J
Kaaret, P
Kanbach, G
Karas, V
Karelin, D
Kataria, D
Keek, L
Kennedy, T
Klochkov, D
Kluzniak, W
Kokkotas, K
Korpela, S
Kouveliotou, C
Kreykenbohm, I
Kuiper, LM
Kuvvetli, I
Labanti, C
Lai, D
Lamb, FK
Laubert, PP
Lebrun, F
Lin, D
Linder, D
Lodato, G
Longo, F
Lund, N
Maccarone, TJ
Macera, D
Maestre, S
Mahmoodifar, S
Maier, D
Malcovati, P
Mandel, I
Mangano, V
Manousakis, A
Marisaldi, M
Markowitz, A
Martindale, A
Matt, G
McHardy, IM
Melatos, A
Mendez, M
Mereghetti, S
Michalska, M
Migliari, S
Mignani, R
Miller, MC
Miller, JM
Mineo, T
Miniutti, G
Morsink, S
Motch, C
Motta, S
Mouchet, M
Mouret, G
Mulacova, J
Muleri, F
Munoz-Darias, T
Negueruela, I
Neilsen, J
Norton, AJ
Nowak, M
O'Brien, P
Olsen, PEH
Orientil, M
Orio, M
Orlandini, M
Orleanski, P
Osborne, JP
Osten, R
Ozel, F
Pacciani, L
Paolillo, M
Papitto, A
Paredes, JM
Patruno, A
Paul, B
Perinati, E
Pellizzoni, A
Penacchioni, AV
Perez, MA
Petracek, V
Pittori, C
Pons, J
Portell, J
Possenti, A
Poutanen, J
Prakash, M
Le Provost, P
Psaltis, D
Rambaud, D
Ramon, P
Ramsay, G
Rapisarda, M
Rachevski, A
Rashevskaya, I
Ray, PS
Rea, N
Reddy, S
Reig, P
Aranda, MR
Remillard, R
Reynolds, C
Rezzolla, L
Ribo, M
de la Rie, R
Riggio, A
Rios, A
Rodriguez-Gil, P
Rodriguez, J
Rohlfs, R
Romano, P
Rossi, EMR
Rozanska, A
Rousseau, A
Ryde, F
Sabau-Graziati, L
Sala, G
Salvaterra, R
Sanna, A
Sandberg, J
Scaringi, S
Schanne, S
Schee, J
Schmid, C
Shore, S
Schneider, R
Schwenk, A
Schwope, AD
Seyler, J-Y
Shearer, A
Smith, A
Smith, DM
Smith, PJ
Sochora, V
Soffitta, P
Soleri, P
Spencer, A
Stappers, B
Steiner, AW
Stergioulas, N
Stratta, G
Strohmayer, TE
Stuchlik, Z
Suchy, S
Sulemainov, V
Takahashi, T
Tamburini, F
Tauris, T
Tenzer, C
Tolos, L
Tombesi, F
Tomsick, J
Torok, G
Torrejon, JM
Torres, DF
Tramacere, A
Trois, A
Turolla, R
Turriziani, S
Uter, P
Uttley, P
Vacchi, A
Varniere, P
Vaughan, S
Vercellone, S
Vrba, V
Walton, D
Watanabe, S
Wawrzaszek, R
Webb, N
Weinberg, N
Wende, H
Wheatley, P
Wijers, R
Wijnands, R
Wie, M
Wilson-Hodge, CA
Winter, B
Wood, K
Zampa, G
Zampa, N
Zampieri, L
Zdunik, L
Zdziarski, A
Zhang, B
Zwart, F
Ayre, M
Boenke, T
van Damme, CC
Kuulkers, E
Lumb, D
Date : 31 July 2014
Identification Number : 10.1117/12.2055913
Contributors :
ContributionNameEmailORCID
http://www.loc.gov/loc.terms/relators/EDTTakahashi, T
http://www.loc.gov/loc.terms/relators/EDTDenHerder, JWA
http://www.loc.gov/loc.terms/relators/EDTBautz, M
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Technology, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Instruments & Instrumentation, Optics, X-ray timing, X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray imaging, compact objects, X-ray detectors, microchannel plates, PROPORTIONAL COUNTER ARRAY, CALIBRATION, DETECTOR
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Additional Information : Copyright 2014 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. Tadayuki Takahashi; Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Mark Bautz "Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray", Proc. SPIE 9144, (2014); doi:doi:10.1117/12.2055913
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 04 Dec 2015 11:06
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 17:53
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/809383

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