The Large Observatory For x-ray Timing

M. Feroci, J. W. den Herder, E. Bozzo, D. Barret, Søren 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 & 324 others 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, Carl Budtz-Jørgensen, E. Cackett, F. R. Cadoux, P. Cais, 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, Jérôme Chenevez, J. Coker, R. Cole, A. Collura, R. Cornelisse, T. Courvoisier, A. Cros, A. Cumming, G. Cusumano, A. D'Aì, 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, Flemming Hansen, D. H. Hartmann, C. A. Haswell, K. Hebeler, A. Heger, W. Hermsen, J. Homan, Allan 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, Irfan Kuvvetli, C. Labanti, D. Lai, F. K. Lamb, P. P. Laubert, F. Lebrun, D. Lin, D. Linder, G. Lodato, F. Longo, Niels 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, Jana Hanis Mulacova, F. Muleri, T. Muñoz-Darias, I. Negueruela, J. Neilsen, A. J. Norton, M. Nowak, P. O'Brien, Poul Erik Holmdahl Olsen, M. Orienti, M. Orio, M. Orlandini, P. Orleanski, 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, E. Kuulkers, D. Lumb

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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 down-selection 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 supra-nuclear densities in the interior of neutron stars. The science payload is based on a Large Area Detector (LAD, 10 m 2 effective area, 2-30 keV, 240 eV spectral resolution, 1 deg collimated field of view) and a WideField 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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number91442T
JournalProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9144
ISSN1605-7422
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Duration: 22 Jun 201426 Jun 2014
Conference number: 9144

Conference

ConferenceSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014
Number9144
LocationPalais des congrès de Montréal
CountryCanada
CityMontréal
Period22/06/201426/06/2014

Keywords

  • astro-ph.IM

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Feroci, M., Herder, J. W. D., Bozzo, E., Barret, D., Brandt, S., Hernanz, M., ... Lumb, D. (2014). The Large Observatory For x-ray Timing. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, 9144, [91442T]. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055913
Feroci, M. ; Herder, J. W. den ; Bozzo, E. ; Barret, D. ; Brandt, Søren ; 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. Bonnet ; Boutloukos, S. ; Bradley, L. ; Braga, J. ; Brown, E. ; Bucciantini, N. ; Burderi, L. ; Burgay, M. ; Bursa, M. ; Budtz-Jørgensen, Carl ; 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. ; Château, F. ; Chenevez, Jérôme ; Coker, J. ; Cole, R. ; Collura, A. ; Cornelisse, R. ; Courvoisier, T. ; Cros, A. ; Cumming, A. ; Cusumano, G. ; D'Aì, 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. Galvez ; Garcia-Berro, E. ; Gendre, B. ; Gezari, S. ; Giles, A. B. ; Gilfanov, M. ; Giommi, P. ; Giovannini, G. ; Giroletti, M. ; Gogus, E. ; Goldwurm, A. ; Goluchová, K. ; Götz, D. ; Gouiffes, C. ; Grassi, M. ; Groot, P. ; Gschwender, M. ; Gualtieri, L. ; Guidorzi, C. ; Guy, L. ; Haas, D. ; Haensel, P. ; Hailey, M. ; Hansen, Flemming ; Hartmann, D. H. ; Haswell, C. A. ; Hebeler, K. ; Heger, A. ; Hermsen, W. ; Homan, J. ; Hornstrup, Allan ; Hudec, R. ; Huovelin, J. ; Ingram, A. ; Zand, J. J. M. in't ; Israel, G. ; Iwasawa, K. ; Izzo, L. ; Jacobs, H. M. ; Jetter, F. ; Johannsen, T. ; Jonker, P. ; Josè, 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, Irfan ; Labanti, C. ; Lai, D. ; Lamb, F. K. ; Laubert, P. P. ; Lebrun, F. ; Lin, D. ; Linder, D. ; Lodato, G. ; Longo, F. ; Lund, Niels ; Maccarone, T. J. ; 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, 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. ; Hanis Mulacova, Jana ; Muleri, F. ; Muñoz-Darias, T. ; Negueruela, I. ; Neilsen, J. ; Norton, A. J. ; Nowak, M. ; O'Brien, P. ; Olsen, Poul Erik Holmdahl ; Orienti, 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. ; Provost, P. Le ; 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. Reina ; Remillard, R. ; Reynolds, C. ; Rezzolla, L. ; Ribo, M. ; de la Rie, R. ; Riggio, A. ; Rios, A. ; Gil, P. Rodríguez- ; 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. ; Wille, 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. Corral ; Kuulkers, E. ; Lumb, D. / The Large Observatory For x-ray Timing. In: Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering. 2014 ; Vol. 9144.
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The Large Observatory For x-ray Timing. / Feroci, M.; Herder, J. W. den; Bozzo, E.; Barret, D.; Brandt, Søren; 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. Bonnet; Boutloukos, S.; Bradley, L.; Braga, J.; Brown, E.; Bucciantini, N.; Burderi, L.; Burgay, M.; Bursa, M.; Budtz-Jørgensen, Carl; 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.; Château, F.; Chenevez, Jérôme; Coker, J.; Cole, R.; Collura, A.; Cornelisse, R.; Courvoisier, T.; Cros, A.; Cumming, A.; Cusumano, G.; D'Aì, 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. Galvez; Garcia-Berro, E.; Gendre, B.; Gezari, S.; Giles, A. B.; Gilfanov, M.; Giommi, P.; Giovannini, G.; Giroletti, M.; Gogus, E.; Goldwurm, A.; Goluchová, K.; Götz, D.; Gouiffes, C.; Grassi, M.; Groot, P.; Gschwender, M.; Gualtieri, L.; Guidorzi, C.; Guy, L.; Haas, D.; Haensel, P.; Hailey, M.; Hansen, Flemming; Hartmann, D. H.; Haswell, C. A.; Hebeler, K.; Heger, A.; Hermsen, W.; Homan, J.; Hornstrup, Allan; Hudec, R.; Huovelin, J.; Ingram, A.; Zand, J. J. M. in't; Israel, G.; Iwasawa, K.; Izzo, L.; Jacobs, H. M.; Jetter, F.; Johannsen, T.; Jonker, P.; Josè, 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, Irfan; Labanti, C.; Lai, D.; Lamb, F. K.; Laubert, P. P.; Lebrun, F.; Lin, D.; Linder, D.; Lodato, G.; Longo, F.; Lund, Niels; Maccarone, T. J.; 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, 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.; Hanis Mulacova, Jana; Muleri, F.; Muñoz-Darias, T.; Negueruela, I.; Neilsen, J.; Norton, A. J.; Nowak, M.; O'Brien, P.; Olsen, Poul Erik Holmdahl; Orienti, 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.; Provost, P. Le; 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. Reina; Remillard, R.; Reynolds, C.; Rezzolla, L.; Ribo, M.; de la Rie, R.; Riggio, A.; Rios, A.; Gil, P. Rodríguez-; 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.; Wille, 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. Corral; Kuulkers, E.; Lumb, D.

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AU - Pohl, M.

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AU - Stella, L.

AU - Watts, A.

AU - Wilms, J.

AU - Zane, S.

AU - Ahangarianabhari, M.

AU - Albertus, C.

AU - Alford, M.

AU - Alpar, A.

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AU - Amati, L.

AU - Amoros, C.

AU - Andersson, N.

AU - Antonelli, A.

AU - Argan, A.

AU - Artigue, R.

AU - Artigues, B.

AU - Atteia, J. -L.

AU - Azzarello, P.

AU - Bakala, P.

AU - Baldazzi, G.

AU - Balman, S.

AU - Barbera, M.

AU - van Baren, C.

AU - Bhattacharyya, S.

AU - Baykal, A.

AU - Belloni, T.

AU - Bernardini, F.

AU - Bertuccio, G.

AU - Bianchi, S.

AU - Bianchini, A.

AU - Binko, P.

AU - Blay, P.

AU - Bocchino, F.

AU - Bodin, P.

AU - Bombaci, I.

AU - Bidaud, J. -M. Bonnet

AU - Boutloukos, S.

AU - Bradley, L.

AU - Braga, J.

AU - Brown, E.

AU - Bucciantini, N.

AU - Burderi, L.

AU - Burgay, M.

AU - Bursa, M.

AU - Budtz-Jørgensen, Carl

AU - Cackett, E.

AU - Cadoux, F. R.

AU - Cais, P.

AU - Caliandro, G. A.

AU - Campana, R.

AU - Campana, S.

AU - Capitanio, F.

AU - Casares, J.

AU - Casella, P.

AU - Castro-Tirado, A. J.

AU - Cavazzuti, E.

AU - Cerda-Duran, P.

AU - Chakrabarty, D.

AU - Château, F.

AU - Chenevez, Jérôme

AU - Coker, J.

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AU - Cornelisse, R.

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AU - D'Elia, V.

AU - Del Monte, E.

AU - De Luca, A.

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AU - De Rosa, A.

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AU - Di Salvo, T.

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AU - Drago, A.

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AU - Galloway, D. K.

AU - Sanchez, J. L. Galvez

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AU - Hailey, M.

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AU - Heger, A.

AU - Hermsen, W.

AU - Homan, J.

AU - Hornstrup, Allan

AU - Hudec, R.

AU - Huovelin, J.

AU - Ingram, A.

AU - Zand, J. J. M. in't

AU - Israel, G.

AU - Iwasawa, K.

AU - Izzo, L.

AU - Jacobs, H. M.

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AU - Johannsen, T.

AU - Jonker, P.

AU - Josè, J.

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AU - Kanbach, G.

AU - Karas, V.

AU - Karelin, D.

AU - Kataria, D.

AU - Keek, L.

AU - Kennedy, T.

AU - Klochkov, D.

AU - Kluzniak, W.

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AU - Korpela, S.

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AU - Kreykenbohm, I.

AU - Kuiper, L. M.

AU - Kuvvetli, Irfan

AU - Labanti, C.

AU - Lai, D.

AU - Lamb, F. K.

AU - Laubert, P. P.

AU - Lebrun, F.

AU - Lin, D.

AU - Linder, D.

AU - Lodato, G.

AU - Longo, F.

AU - Lund, Niels

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AU - Maestre, S.

AU - Mahmoodifar, S.

AU - Maier, D.

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AU - Mangano, V.

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AU - Marisaldi, M.

AU - Markowitz, A.

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AU - McHardy, I. M.

AU - Melatos, A.

AU - Mendez, M.

AU - Mereghetti, S.

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AU - Migliari, S.

AU - Mignani, R.

AU - Miller, M. C.

AU - Miller, J. M.

AU - Mineo, T.

AU - Miniutti, G.

AU - Morsink, S.

AU - Motch, C.

AU - Motta, S.

AU - Mouchet, M.

AU - Mouret, G.

AU - Hanis Mulacova, Jana

AU - Muleri, F.

AU - Muñoz-Darias, T.

AU - Negueruela, I.

AU - Neilsen, J.

AU - Norton, A. J.

AU - Nowak, M.

AU - O'Brien, P.

AU - Olsen, Poul Erik Holmdahl

AU - Orienti, M.

AU - Orio, M.

AU - Orlandini, M.

AU - Orleanski, P.

AU - Osborne, J. P.

AU - Osten, R.

AU - Ozel, F.

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AU - Papitto, A.

AU - Paredes, J. M.

AU - Patruno, A.

AU - Paul, B.

AU - Perinati, E.

AU - Pellizzoni, A.

AU - Penacchioni, A. V.

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AU - Petracek, V.

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AU - Portell, J.

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AU - Prakash, M.

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AU - Rapisarda, M.

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AU - Ray, P. S.

AU - Rea, N.

AU - Reddy, S.

AU - Reig, P.

AU - Aranda, M. Reina

AU - Remillard, R.

AU - Reynolds, C.

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AU - Ribo, M.

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AU - Riggio, A.

AU - Rios, A.

AU - Gil, P. Rodríguez-

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AU - Romano, P.

AU - Rossi, E. M. R.

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AU - Rousseau, A.

AU - Ryde, F.

AU - Sabau-Graziati, L.

AU - Sala, G.

AU - Salvaterra, R.

AU - Sanna, A.

AU - Sandberg, J.

AU - Scaringi, S.

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AU - Schee, J.

AU - Schmid, C.

AU - Shore, S.

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AU - Schwope, A. D.

AU - Seyler, J. -Y.

AU - Shearer, A.

AU - Smith, A.

AU - Smith, D. M.

AU - Smith, P. J.

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AU - Soleri, P.

AU - Spencer, A.

AU - Stappers, B.

AU - Steiner, A. W.

AU - Stergioulas, N.

AU - Stratta, G.

AU - Strohmayer, T. E.

AU - Stuchlik, Z.

AU - Suchy, S.

AU - Sulemainov, V.

AU - Takahashi, T.

AU - Tamburini, F.

AU - Tauris, T.

AU - Tenzer, C.

AU - Tolos, L.

AU - Tombesi, F.

AU - Tomsick, J.

AU - Torok, G.

AU - Torrejon, J. M.

AU - Torres, D. F.

AU - Tramacere, A.

AU - Trois, A.

AU - Turolla, R.

AU - Turriziani, S.

AU - Uter, P.

AU - Uttley, P.

AU - Vacchi, A.

AU - Varniere, P.

AU - Vaughan, S.

AU - Vercellone, S.

AU - Vrba, V.

AU - Walton, D.

AU - Watanabe, S.

AU - Wawrzaszek, R.

AU - Webb, N.

AU - Weinberg, N.

AU - Wende, H.

AU - Wheatley, P.

AU - Wijers, R.

AU - Wijnands, R.

AU - Wille, M.

AU - Wilson-Hodge, C. A.

AU - Winter, B.

AU - Wood, K.

AU - Zampa, G.

AU - Zampa, N.

AU - Zampieri, L.

AU - Zdunik, L.

AU - Zdziarski, A.

AU - Zhang, B.

AU - Zwart, F.

AU - Ayre, M.

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PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - The Large Observatory For x-ray Timing (LOFT) was studied within ESA M3 Cosmic Vision framework and participated in the final down-selection 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 supra-nuclear densities in the interior of neutron stars. The science payload is based on a Large Area Detector (LAD, 10 m 2 effective area, 2-30 keV, 240 eV spectral resolution, 1 deg collimated field of view) and a WideField 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.

AB - The Large Observatory For x-ray Timing (LOFT) was studied within ESA M3 Cosmic Vision framework and participated in the final down-selection 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 supra-nuclear densities in the interior of neutron stars. The science payload is based on a Large Area Detector (LAD, 10 m 2 effective area, 2-30 keV, 240 eV spectral resolution, 1 deg collimated field of view) and a WideField 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.

KW - astro-ph.IM

U2 - 10.1117/12.2055913

DO - 10.1117/12.2055913

M3 - Conference article

VL - 9144

JO - Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering

JF - Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering

SN - 0277-786X

M1 - 91442T

ER -