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dc.contributor.authorChakrabarty, Deepto
dc.contributor.authorHoman, Jeroen
dc.contributor.authorNowak, Michael A.
dc.contributor.authorWeinberg, Nevin N.
dc.contributor.authorRemillard, Ronald A
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-21T19:27:34Z
dc.date.available2014-03-21T19:27:34Z
dc.date.issued2012-09
dc.identifier.isbn9780819491442
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/85888
dc.description.abstractThe LOFT mission concept is one of four candidates selected by ESA for the M3 launch opportunity as Medium Size missions of the Cosmic Vision programme. The launch window is currently planned for between 2022 and 2024. LOFT is designed to exploit the diagnostics of rapid X-ray flux and spectral variability that directly probe the motion of matter down to distances very close to black holes and neutron stars, as well as the physical state of ultradense matter. These primary science goals will be addressed by a payload composed of a Large Area Detector (LAD) and a Wide Field Monitor (WFM). The LAD is a collimated (<1 degree field of view) experiment operating in the energy range 2-50 keV, with a 10 m[superscript 2] peak effective area and an energy resolution of 260 eV at 6 keV. The WFM will operate in the same energy range as the LAD, enabling simultaneous monitoring of a few-steradian wide field of view, with an angular resolution of <5 arcmin. The LAD and WFM experiments will allow us to investigate variability from submillisecond QPO’s to yearlong transient outbursts. In this paper we report the current status of the project.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSPIEen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.926310en_US
dc.rightsArticle is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use.en_US
dc.sourceSPIEen_US
dc.titleLOFT: the Large Observatory For X-ray Timingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationFeroci, M., J. W. den Herder, E. Bozzo, D. Barret, S. Brandt, M. Hernanz, M. van der Klis, et al. “LOFT: The Large Observatory For X-Ray Timing.” Edited by Tadayuki Takahashi, Stephen S. Murray, and Jan-Willem A. den Herder. Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray (September 7, 2012). © Copyright Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physicsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Researchen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorChakrabarty, Deeptoen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorHoman, Jeroenen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorNowak, Michael A.en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorRemillard, Ronald Alanen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorWeinberg, Nevin N.en_US
dc.relation.journalSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Rayen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsFeroci, M.; den Herder, J. W.; 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.; Alpar, A.; Altamirano, D.; Alvarez, L.; Amati, L.; Amoros, C.; Andersson, N.; Antonelli, A.; Argan, A.; Artigue, R.; Azzarello, P.; Baldazzi, G.; Balman, S.; Barbera, M.; Belloni, T.; Bertuccio, G.; Bianchi, S.; Bianchini, A.; Bodin, P.; Bonnet Bidaud, J.-M.; Boutloukos, S.; Braga, J.; Brown, E.; Bucciantini, N.; Burderi, L.; Bursa, M.; Budtz-Jørgensen, C.; Cackett, E.; Cadoux, F. R.; Cais, P.; Caliandro, G. A.; Campana, R.; Campana, S.; Casella, P.; Chakrabarty, D.; Chenevez, J.; Coker, J.; Cole, R.; Collura, A.; Courvoisier, T.; Cros, A.; Cumming, A.; Cusumano, G.; D'Ai, A.; D'Elia, V.; Del Monte, E.; de Martino, D.; De Rosa, A.; Di Cosimo, S.; Diebold, S.; Di Salvo, T.; Donnarumma, I.; Drago, A.; Durant, M.; Emmanoulopoulos, D.; Evangelista, Y.; Fabian, A.; Falanga, M.; Favre, Y.; Feldman, C.; Ferrigno, C.; Finger, M. H.; Fraser, G. W.; Fuschino, F.; Galloway, D. K.; Galvez Sanchez, J. L.; Garcia-Berro, E.; Gendre, B.; Gezari, S.; Giles, A. B.; Gilfanov, M.; Giommi, P.; Giovannini, G.; Giroletti, M.; Goldwurm, A.; Götz, D.; Gouiffes, C.; Grassi, M.; Groot, P.; Guidorzi, C.; Haas, D.; Hansen, F.; Hartmann, D. H.; Haswell, C. A.; Heger, A.; Homan, J.; Hornstrup, A.; Hudec, R.; Huovelin, J.; Ingram, A.; In't Zand, J. J. M.; Isern, J.; Israel, G.; Izzo, L.; Jonker, P.; Kaaret, P.; Karas, V.; Karelin, D.; Kataria, D.; Keek, L.; Kennedy, T.; Klochkov, D.; Kluzniak, W.; Kokkotas, K.; Korpela, S.; Kouveliotou, C.; Kreykenbohm, I.; Kuiper, L. M.; Kuvvetli, I.; Labanti, C.; Lai, D.; Lamb, F. K.; Lebrun, F.; Lin, D.; Linder, D.; Lodato, G.; Longo, F.; Lund, N.; Maccarone, T. J.; Macera, D.; Maier, D.; Malcovati, P.; Mangano, V.; Manousakis, A.; Marisaldi, M.; Markowitz, A.; Martindale, A.; Matt, G.; McHardy, I. M.; Melatos, A.; Mendez, M.; Migliari, S.; Mignani, R.; Miller, M. C.; Miller, J. M.; Mineo, T.; Miniutti, G.; Morsink, S.; Motch, C.; Motta, S.; Mouchet, M.; Muleri, F.; Norton, A. J.; Nowak, M.; O'Brien, P.; Orienti, M.; Orio, M.; Orlandini, M.; Orleanski, P.; Osborne, J. P.; Osten, R.; Ozel, F.; Pacciani, L.; Papitto, A.; Paul, B.; Perinati, E.; Petracek, V.; Portell, J.; Poutanen, J.; Psaltis, D.; Rambaud, D.; Ramsay, G.; Rapisarda, M.; Rachevski, A.; Ray, P. S.; Rea, N.; Reddy, S.; Reig, P.; Reina Aranda, M.; Remillard, R.; Reynolds, C.; Rodríguez-Gil, P.; Rodriguez, J.; Romano, P.; Rossi, E. M. R.; Ryde, F.; Sabau-Graziati, L.; Sala, G.; Salvaterra, R.; Sanna, A.; Schanne, S.; Schee, J.; Schmid, C.; Schwenk, A.; Schwope, A. D.; Seyler, J.-Y.; Shearer, A.; Smith, A.; Smith, D. M.; Smith, P. J.; Sochora, V.; Soffitta, P.; Soleri, P.; Stappers, B.; Steltzer, B.; Stergioulas, N.; Stratta, G.; Strohmayer, T. E.; Stuchlik, Z.; Suchy, S.; Sulemainov, V.; Takahashi, T.; Tamburini, F.; Tenzer, C.; Tolos, L.; Torok, G.; Torrejon, J. M.; Torres, D. F.; Tramacere, A.; Trois, A.; 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.; Wille, M.; Wilson-Hodge, C. A.; Winter, B.; Wood, K.; Zampa, G.; Zampa, N.; Zampieri, L.; Zdziarski, A.; Zhang, B.en_US
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