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Title: The Large Observatory for x-ray timing
Authors: Feroci, 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.
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-M. B.
Boutloukos, S.
Bradley, L.
Braga, J.
Brown, E.
Bucciantini, N.
Burderi, L.
Burgay, M.
Bursa, M.
Budtz-Jorgensen, C.
Cackett, E.
Cadoux, F. R.
Cais, P.
Caliandro, G. A.
Campana, R.
Campana, S.
Capitanio, F.
Casares, J.
Casella, P.
Castro-Tirado, A. J.
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, J. P. C.
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, M. H.
Esposito, P.
Evangelista, Y.
Fabian, A.
Falanga, M.
Favre, Y.
Feldman, C.
Ferrari, V.
Ferrigno, C.
Finger, M.
Finger, M. H.
Fraser, G. W.
Frericks, M.
Fuschino, F.
Gabler, M.
Galloway, D. K.
Sanchez, J. L. G.
Garcia-Berro, E.
Gendrel, B.
Gezari, S.
Giles, A. B.
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, D. H.
Haswell, C. A.
Hebeler, K.
Heger, A.
Hermsen, W.
Homan, J.
Hornstrup, A.
Hudec, R.
Huovelin, J.
Ingram, A.
in't Zand, J. J. M.
Israel, G.
Iwasawa, K.
Izzo, L.
Jacobs, H. M.
Jetter, F.
Johannsen, T.
Jacobs, H. M.
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, L. M.
Kuvvetli, I.
Labanti, C.
Lai, D.
Lamb, F. K.
Laubert, P. P.
Lebrun, F.
Lin, D.
Linder, D.
Lodato, G.
Longo, F.
Lund, N.
Maccarone, T. J.
Macera, D.
Maestre, S.
Mahmoodifar, S.
Maier, D.
Malcovati, P.
Mandel, I.
Mangano, V.
Manousakis, A.
Marisaldi, M.
Markowitz, A.
Martindale, Adrian
Matt, G.
McHardy, I. M.
Melatos, A.
Mendez, M.
Mereghetti, S.
Michalska, M.
Migliari, S.
Mignani, R.
Miller, M. C.
Miller, J. M.
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, A. J.
Nowak, M.
O'Brien, P.
Olsen, P. E. H.
Orientil, M.
Orio, M.
Orlandini, M.
Orleanski, P.
Osborne, J. P.
Osten, R.
Ozel, F.
Pacciani, L.
Paolillo, M.
Papitto, A.
Paredes, J. M.
Patruno, A.
Paul, B.
Perinati, E.
Pellizzoni, A.
Penacchioni, A. V.
Perez, M. A.
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, P. S.
Rea, N.
Reddy, S.
Reig, P.
Aranda, M. R.
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, E. M. R.
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, A. D.
Seyler, J-Y.
Shearer, A.
Smith, A.
Smith, D. M.
Smith, P. J.
Sochora, V.
Soffitta, P.
Soleri, P.
Spencer, A.
Stappers, B.
Steiner, A. W.
Stergioulas, N.
Stratta, G.
Strohmayer, T. E.
Stuchlik, Z.
Suchy, S.
Sulemainov, V.
Takahashi, T.
Tamburini, F.
Tauris, T.
Tenzer, C.
Tolos, L.
Tombesi, F.
Tomsick, J.
Torok, G.
Torrejon, J. M.
Torres, D. F.
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, C. A.
Winter, B.
Wood, K.
Zampa, G.
Zampa, N.
Zampieri, L.
Zdunik, L.
Zdziarski, A.
Zhang, B.
Zwart, F.
Ayre, M.
Boenke, T.
van Damme, C. C.
Kuulkers, E.
Lumb, D.
First Published: 31-Jul-2014
Presented at: Conference on Space Telescopes and Instrumentation - Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, Montreal, CANADA
Start Date: 22-Jun-2014
End Date: 26-Jun-2014
Publisher: Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Citation: Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91442T
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.
DOI Link: 10.1117/12.2055913
ISSN: 0277-786X
eISSN: 1996-756X
Links: http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1893955
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37892
Version: Post-print
Type: Conference Paper
Rights: 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.
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