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The large observatory for x-ray timing
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2014 (English)In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 2014, Vol. 9144Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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.

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2014. Vol. 9144
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Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, ISSN 0277-786X ; 91442T
Keyword [en]
compact objects, microchannel plates, X-ray detectors, X-ray imaging, X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray timing, Buildings, Gravitation, Observatories, Space telescopes, Spectral resolution, Stars, X ray spectroscopy, Extreme conditions, Large area detector, Micro channel plate, Strong gravitational fields, Vision frameworks, X-ray detector, Xray imaging, Gamma rays
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-167517DOI: 10.1117/12.2055913ISI: 000354529100085Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84922526544ISBN: 9780819496126 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-167517DiVA: diva2:819738
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Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 22 June 2014 through 26 June 2014
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Available from: 2015-06-11 Created: 2015-05-22 Last updated: 2016-12-05Bibliographically approved

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