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dc.contributor.authorInam, S.C.
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-20T11:43:30Z
dc.date.available2019-09-20T11:43:30Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/84748/3/WRAP_99051R.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11727/3973
dc.description.abstractThe Large Observatory For x-ray Timing (LOFT) is a mission concept which was proposed to ESA as M3 and M4 candidate in the framework of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 program. Thanks to the unprecedented combination of effective area and spectral resolution of its main instrument and the uniquely large field of view of its wide field monitor, LOFT will be able to study the behaviour of matter in extreme conditions such as the strong gravitational field in the innermost regions close to black holes and neutron stars and the supra-nuclear densities in the interiors of neutron stars. The science payload is based on a Large Area Detector (LAD, > 8m(2) effective area, 2-30 keV, 240 eV spectral resolution, 1 degree 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 current technical and programmatic status of the mission.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.1117/12.2233161en_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectX-ray astronomyen_US
dc.subjectSilicon detectorsen_US
dc.subjecttimingen_US
dc.subjectspectroscopyen_US
dc.titleThe LOFT mission concept - A status updateen_US
dc.typeconferenceObjecten_US
dc.relation.journalSPACE TELESCOPES AND INSTRUMENTATION 2016: ULTRAVIOLET TO GAMMA RAYen_US
dc.identifier.issue9905en_US
dc.identifier.wos000387731500048
dc.identifier.wos0277-786X


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