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The Large Observatory for x-ray timing

M. Feroci ; J. W. den Herder ; E. Bozzo ; D. Barret ; S. Brandt ; M. Hernanz ; M. van der Klis ; M. Pohl ; A. Santangelo ; L. Stella ; A. Watts ; J. Wilms ; S. Zane ; M. Ahangarianabhari ; C. Albertus ; M. Alford ; A. Alpar ; D. Altamirano ; L. Alvarez ; L. Amati ; C. Amoros ; N. Andersson ; A. Antonelli ; A. Argan ; R. Artigue ; B. Artigues ; J.-L. Atteia ; P. Azzarello ; P. Bakala ; G. Baldazzi ; S. Balman ; M. Barbera ; C. van Baren ; S. Bhattacharyya ; A. Baykal ; T. Belloni ; F. Bernardini ; G. Bertuccio ; S. Bianchi ; A. Bianchini ; P. Binko ; P. Blay ; F. Bocchino ; P. Bodin ; I. Bombaci ; J.-M. Bonnet Bidaud ; S. Boutloukos ; L. Bradley ; J. Braga ; E. Brown ; N. Bucciantini ; L. Burderi ; M. Burgay ; M. Bursa ; C. Budtz-Jørgensen ; E. Cackett ; F. R. Cadoux ; P. Caïs ; G. A. Caliandro ; R. Campana ; S. Campana ; F. Capitanio ; J. Casares ; P. Casella ; A. J. Castro-Tirado ; E. Cavazzuti ; P. Cerda-Duran ; D. Chakrabarty ; F. Château ; J. Chenevez ; J. Coker ; R. Cole ; A. Collura ; R. Cornelisse ; T. Courvoisier ; A. Cros ; A. Cumming ; G. Cusumano ; A. D'Ai ; V. D'Elia ; E. Del Monte ; A. de Luca ; D. de Martino ; J. P. C. Dercksen ; M. de Pasquale ; A. De Rosa ; M. Del Santo ; S. Di Cosimo ; S. Diebold ; T. Di Salvo ; I. Donnarumma ; A. Drago ; M. Durant ; D. Emmanoulopoulos ; M. H. Erkut ; P. Esposito ; Y. Evangelista ; A. Fabian ; M. Falanga ; Y. Favre ; C. Feldman ; V. Ferrari ; C. Ferrigno ; M. Finger ; M. H. Finger ; G. W. Fraser ; M. Frericks ; F. Fuschino ; M. Gabler ; D. K. Galloway ; J. L. Galvez Sanchez ; E. Garcia-Berro ; B. Gendre ; S. Gezari ; A. B. Giles ; M. Gilfanov ; P. Giommi ; G. Giovannini ; M. Giroletti ; E. Gogus ; A. Goldwurm ; K. Goluchová ; D. Götz ; C. Gouiffes ; M. Grassi ; P. Groot ; M. Gschwender ; L. Gualtieri ; C. Guidorzi ; L. Guy ; D. Haas ; P. Haensel ; M. Hailey ; F. Hansen ; D. H. Hartmann ; C. A. Haswell ; K. Hebeler ; A. Heger ; W. Hermsen ; J. Homan ; A. Hornstrup ; R. Hudec ; J. Huovelin ; A. Ingram ; J. J. M. In't Zand ; G. Israel ; K. Iwasawa ; L. Izzo ; H. M. Jacobs ; F. Jetter ; T. Johannsen ; P. Jonker ; J. Josè ; P. Kaaret ; G. Kanbach ; V. Karas ; D. Karelin ; D. Kataria ; L. Keek ; T. Kennedy ; D. Klochkov ; W. Kluzniak ; K. Kokkotas ; S. Korpela ; C. Kouveliotou ; I. Kreykenbohm ; L. M. Kuiper ; I. Kuvvetli ; C. Labanti ; D. Lai ; F. K. Lamb ; P. P. Laubert ; F. Lebrun ; D. Lin ; D. Linder ; G. Lodato ; F. Longo ; N. Lund ; T. J. Maccarone ; D. Macera ; S. Maestre ; S. Mahmoodifar ; D. Maier ; P. Malcovati ; I. Mandel ; V. Mangano ; A. Manousakis ; M. Marisaldi ; A. Markowitz ; A. Martindale ; G. Matt ; I. M. McHardy ; A. Melatos ; M. Mendez ; S. Mereghetti ; M. Michalska ; S. Migliari ; R. Mignani ; M. C. Miller ; J. M. Miller ; T. Mineo ; G. Miniutti ; S. Morsink ; C. Motch ; S. Motta ; M. Mouchet ; G. Mouret ; J. Mulačová ; F. Muleri ; T. Muñoz-Darias ; I. Negueruela ; J. Neilsen ; A. J. Norton ; M. Nowak ; P. O'Brien ; P. E. H. Olsen ; M. Orienti ; M. Orio ; M. Orlandini ; P. Orleański ; J. P. Osborne ; R. Osten ; F. Ozel ; L. Pacciani ; M. Paolillo ; A. Papitto ; J. M. Paredes ; A. Patruno ; B. Paul ; E. Perinati ; A. Pellizzoni ; A. V. Penacchioni ; M. A. Perez ; V. Petracek ; C. Pittori ; J. Pons ; J. Portell ; A. Possenti ; J. Poutanen ; M. Prakash ; P. Le Provost ; D. Psaltis ; D. Rambaud ; P. Ramon ; G. Ramsay ; M. Rapisarda ; A. Rachevski ; I. Rashevskaya ; P. S. Ray ; N. Rea ; S. Reddy ; P. Reig ; M. Reina Aranda ; R. Remillard ; C. Reynolds ; L. Rezzolla ; M. Ribo ; R. de la Rie ; A. Riggio ; A. Rios ; P. Rodríguez-Gil ; J. Rodriguez ; R. Rohlfs ; P. Romano ; E. M. R. Rossi ; A. Rozanska ; A. Rousseau ; F. Ryde ; L. Sabau-Graziati ; G. Sala ; R. Salvaterra ; A. Sanna ; J. Sandberg ; S. Scaringi ; S. Schanne ; J. Schee ; C. Schmid ; S. Shore ; R. Schneider ; A. Schwenk ; A. D. Schwope ; J.-Y. Seyler ; A. Shearer ; A. Smith ; D. M. Smith ; P. J. Smith ; V. Sochora ; P. Soffitta ; P. Soleri ; A. Spencer ; B. Stappers ; A. W. Steiner ; N. Stergioulas ; G. Stratta ; T. E. Strohmayer ; Z. Stuchlik ; S. Suchy ; V. Sulemainov ; T. Takahashi ; F. Tamburini ; T. Tauris ; C. Tenzer ; L. Tolos ; F. Tombesi ; J. Tomsick ; G. Torok ; J. M. Torrejon ; D. F. Torres ; A. Tramacere ; A. Trois ; R. Turolla ; S. Turriziani ; P. Uter ; P. Uttley ; A. Vacchi ; P. Varniere ; S. Vaughan ; S. Vercellone ; V. Vrba ; D. Walton ; S. Watanabe ; R. Wawrzaszek ; N. Webb ; N. Weinberg ; H. Wende ; P. Wheatley ; R. Wijers ; R. Wijnands ; M. Wille ; C. A. Wilson-Hodge ; B. Winter ; K. Wood ; G. Zampa ; N. Zampa ; L. Zampieri ; L. Zdunik ; A. Zdziarski ; B. Zhang ; F. Zwart ; M. Ayre ; T. Boenke ; C. Corral van Damme ; Erik Kuulkers ; D. Lumb
[+] Author Affiliations
M. Feroci, A. Argan, R. Campana, F. Capitanio, E. Del Monte, A. De Rosa, M. Del Santo, S. Di Cosimo, I. Donnarumma, Y. Evangelista, F. Muleri, L. Pacciani, M. Rapisarda, P. Soffitta, A. Trois

INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)

J. W. den Herder, C. van Baren, J. P. C. Dercksen, M. Frericks, D. Haas, W. Hermsen, J. J. M. In't Zand, H. M. Jacobs, P. Jonker, L. M. Kuiper, P. P. Laubert, R. de la Rie, F. Zwart

SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)

E. Bozzo, P. Azzarello, P. Binko, T. Courvoisier, C. Ferrigno, L. Guy, R. Rohlfs, A. Tramacere

ISDC Data Ctr. for Astrophysics, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)

D. Barret, C. Amoros, R. Artigue, J.-L. Atteia, A. Cros, D. Lin, S. Maestre, G. Mouret, D. Rambaud, P. Ramon, N. Webb

Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (France)

S. Brandt

DTU Space (France)

M. Hernanz, L. Alvarez, B. Artigues, G. A. Caliandro, J. L. Galvez Sanchez, E. Garcia-Berro, D. Karelin, A. Papitto, J. Portell, N. Rea, G. Sala, L. Tolos

Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya, CSIC (Spain)

M. van der Klis, A. Watts, D. Altamirano, A. Ingram, R. Wijers, R. Wijnands

Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek, Univ. of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

M. Pohl, F. R. Cadoux, Y. Favre

Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)

A. Santangelo, S. Boutloukos, S. Diebold, M. Gschwender, F. Jetter, D. Klochkov, K. Kokkotas, D. Maier, E. Perinati, S. Suchy, V. Sulemainov, C. Tenzer, P. Uter, H. Wende

Institut für Astronomie und Astrophysik Tübingen, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)

L. Stella, P. Casella, G. Israel, R. Schneider

INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)

J. Wilms, I. Kreykenbohm, C. Schmid, M. Wille

Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)

S. Zane, L. Bradley, J. Coker, R. Cole, M. de Pasquale, M. Hailey, D. Kataria, T. Kennedy, D. Linder, A. Rousseau, A. Smith, P. J. Smith, A. Spencer, D. Walton, B. Winter

Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)

M. Ahangarianabhari, G. Bertuccio, D. Macera

Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

C. Albertus

Univ. de Granada (Spain)

M. Alford

Washington Univ. (United States)

A. Alpar, E. Gogus

Sabanci Univ. (Turkey)

L. Amati, F. Fuschino, C. Labanti, M. Marisaldi, M. Orlandini

INAF - IASF Bologna (Italy)

N. Andersson, D. Emmanoulopoulos, I. M. McHardy

Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

A. Antonelli, E. Cavazzuti, V. D'Elia, B. Gendre, P. Giommi, C. Pittori, G. Stratta

ASI Science Data Ctr. (Italy)

P. Bakala, K. Goluchová, J. Schee, Z. Stuchlik, G. Torok

Silesian Univ. in Opava (Czech Republic)

G. Baldazzi

Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)

S. Balman, A. Baykal

Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey)

M. Barbera, A. D'Ai, T. Di Salvo

Univ. degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)

S. Bhattacharyya

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (India)

T. Belloni, S. Campana, S. Motta

INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)

F. Bernardini, E. Cackett

Wayne State Univ. (United States)

S. Bianchi, G. Matt

Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tre (Italy)

A. Bianchini

Vicolo Osservatorio, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)

P. Blay, P. Cerda-Duran, M. Gabler

Univ. de València (Spain)

F. Bocchino, L. Zampieri

INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)

P. Bodin, J.-Y. Seyler

Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)

I. Bombaci, S. Shore

Univ. degli Studi di Pisa (Italy)

J.-M. Bonnet Bidaud, F. Château, D. Götz, C. Gouiffes, P. Le Provost, J. Rodriguez, S. Schanne

CEA-IRFU (France)

J. Braga

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (Brazil)

E. Brown, L. Keek, J. M. Miller

Michigan State Univ. (United States)

N. Bucciantini

INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)

L. Burderi

Univ. degli Studi di Cagliari (Italy)

M. Burgay, A. Pellizzoni, A. Possenti, A. Riggio

INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari (Italy)

M. Bursa, R. Hudec, V. Karas, V. Sochora

Astronomical Institute of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)

C. Budtz-Jørgensen, J. Chenevez, F. Hansen, A. Hornstrup, I. Kuvvetli, N. Lund, J. Mulačová, P. E. H. Olsen

DTU Space (Denmark)

P. Caïs

Lab. d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux, CNRS, Univ. de Bordeaux (France)

J. Casares

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)

A. J. Castro-Tirado

Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (Spain)

D. Chakrabarty, J. Homan, M. Nowak, R. Remillard, N. Weinberg

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

A. Collura

INAF- Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo (Italy)

R. Cornelisse, P. Rodríguez-Gil

Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)

A. Cumming, D. de Martino

INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)

G. Cusumano, T. Mineo

INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica di Palermo (Italy)

A. de Luca, S. Mereghetti, R. Salvaterra

INAF - IASF Milano (Italy)

A. Drago, C. Guidorzi

Univ. degli Studi di Ferrara (Italy)

M. Durant

Univ. of Toronto (Canada)

M. H. Erkut

Istanbul Kültür Univ. (Turkey)

P. Esposito, R. Mignani

INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)

A. Fabian

Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

M. Falanga

International Space Science Institute (Switzerland)

C. Feldman, G. W. Fraser, A. Martindale, P. O'Brien, J. P. Osborne, S. Vaughan

Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)

V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, L. Izzo, A. V. Penacchioni

Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)

M. Finger

Charles Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)

M. H. Finger

Universities Space Research Association (United States)

D. K. Galloway, A. Heger

Monash Univ. (Australia)

S. Gezari, S. Mahmoodifar, M. C. Miller, C. Reynolds, F. Tombesi

Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)

A. B. Giles

Univ. of Tasmania (Australia)

M. Gilfanov

Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (Germany)

G. Giovannini, M. Giroletti, M. Orienti

INAF - Istituto di Radioastronomia (Italy)

A. Goldwurm, F. Lebrun, P. Varniere

AstroParticule et Cosmologie, CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)

M. Grassi, P. Malcovati

Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)

P. Groot, D. H. Hartmann

Clemson Univ. (United States)

P. Haensel, W. Kluzniak, A. Manousakis, A. Rozanska, L. Zdunik, A. Zdziarski

Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland)

C. A. Haswell, A. J. Norton

The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)

K. Hebeler, A. Schwenk

Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)

J. Huovelin, S. Korpela

Univ. of Helsinki (Finland)

K. Iwasawa, S. Migliari, J. M. Paredes, M. Ribo

Institut de Ciències del Cosmos, Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)

T. Johannsen

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (Canada)

J. Josè

Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)

P. Kaaret

Michigan state Univ. (United States)

G. Kanbach

Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)

C. Kouveliotou, C. A. Wilson-Hodge

NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

D. Lai

Cornell Univ. (United States)

F. K. Lamb

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)

G. Lodato

Univ. degli Studi di Milano (Italy)

F. Longo

Univ. degli Studi di Trieste (Italy)

T. J. Maccarone

Texas Tech Univ. (United States)

I. Mandel

Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)

V. Mangano

The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

A. Markowitz

Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)

A. Melatos

The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)

M. Mendez, A. Sanna, P. Soleri

Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands)

M. Michalska, P. Orleański, R. Wawrzaszek

Space Research Ctr. (Poland)

G. Miniutti, M. Reina Aranda, L. Sabau-Graziati

Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial, CSIC (Spain)

S. Morsink

Univ. of Alberta (Canada)

C. Motch

Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg (France)

M. Mouchet

Univ. Paris Diderot 5 (France)

T. Muñoz-Darias

Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)

I. Negueruela, J. Pons, J. M. Torrejon

Univ. de Alicante (Spain)

J. Neilsen

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

M. Orio

INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (France)

R. Osten

Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)

F. Ozel, D. Psaltis

The Univ. of Arizona (United States)

M. Paolillo

Seconda Univ. degli Studi di Napoli (Italy)

A. Patruno, E. M. R. Rossi

Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)

B. Paul

Raman Research Institute (India)

M. A. Perez

Univ. de Salamanca (Spain)

V. Petracek

Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)

J. Poutanen

Tuorla Observatory, Univ. of Turku (Finland)

M. Prakash

Ohio Univ. (United States)

G. Ramsay

Armagh Observatory (United Kingdom)

A. Rachevski, I. Rashevskaya, A. Vacchi, G. Zampa, N. Zampa

INFN (Italy)

P. S. Ray, K. Wood

U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)

S. Reddy, A. W. Steiner

Univ. of Washington (United States)

P. Reig

Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)

L. Rezzolla

Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Germany)

A. Rios

Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)

P. Romano

INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)

F. Ryde

KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

J. Sandberg

Jorgen Sandberg Consulting (Denmark)

S. Scaringi

Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)

A. D. Schwope

Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)

A. Shearer

National Univ. of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)

D. M. Smith

Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)

B. Stappers

The Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)

N. Stergioulas

Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)

T. E. Strohmayer

NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

T. Takahashi, S. Watanabe

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)

F. Tamburini, R. Turolla

Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)

T. Tauris

Argelander Institut für Astronomie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Univ. Bonn (Belgium)

J. Tomsick

Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)

D. F. Torres

Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (Spain)

S. Turriziani

Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)

P. Uttley

Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek, Univ. van Amsterdam (Netherlands)

S. Vercellone

INAF - IFC (Italy)

V. Vrba

Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)

P. Wheatley

The Univ. of Warwick (United Kingdom)

B. Zhang

Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)

M. Ayre, T. Boenke, C. Corral van Damme, D. Lumb

European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)

Erik Kuulkers

European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain)

Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91442T (July 31, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2055913
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  • Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
  • Tadayuki Takahashi; Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Mark Bautz
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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. © (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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M. Feroci ; J. W. den Herder ; E. Bozzo ; D. Barret ; S. Brandt, et al.
" The Large Observatory for x-ray timing ", Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91442T (July 31, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2055913; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2055913


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