The Science Payload of the LOFT Mission

Marco Feroci, J. den Herder, M. van der Klis, P. S. Ray, T. Takahashi, J. Wilms, D. Barret, E. Bozzo, S. Zane, L. Stella, Søren Brandt, M. Pohl, M. Hernanz, A. Santangelo, A. Watts

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Abstract

The scientific payload onboard the Large Observatory For x-ray Timing mission (LOFT, see presentation by P. Ray et al. at this meeting) is composed of two instruments, the Large Area Detector (LAD, 10 m2 effective area in the primary energy range 2-30 keV, 1-deg collimated field of view) and the Wide Field Monitor (WFM, arcmin imaging over a 4-steradian field of view in the primary energy range 2-50 keV). In this paper we present the design solutions for the two experiments, together with their characteristics and anticipated scientific performance.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2013
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event13th meeting of the high energy astrophysics division (HEAD) - Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay, California, United States
Duration: 7 Apr 201311 Apr 2013
Conference number: 13
http://aas.org/meetings/head-13th-meeting-monterey-ca

Conference

Conference13th meeting of the high energy astrophysics division (HEAD)
Number13
LocationPortola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCalifornia
Period07/04/201311/04/2013
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