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dc.contributor.authorMacquart, Jean-Pierre
dc.contributor.authorHall, Peter
dc.contributor.authorClarke, N.
dc.contributor.editorJ. van Leeuwen
dc.identifier.citationMacquart, Jean-Pierre and Hall, Peter and Clarke, Nathan. 2010. The art and design of the CRAFT (Commensal Real-time ASKAP Fast Transients) Survey, in van Leeuwen, J. (ed), International SKA Forum 2010, pp. 1-12. Assen, The Netherlands: Proceedings of Science.

We describe the objectives and strategy of a commensal survey for fast (<5s) transient radio sources on ASKAP. Short-timescale transients are associated with the most energetic and brightest single events in the Universe. Our objective is to cover the enormous volume of transients parameter space made available by ASKAP, with an unprecedented combination of sensitivity and field of view. Fast timescale transients open new vistas on the physics of high brightness temperature emission, extreme states of matter and the physics of strong gravitational fields. In addition, the detection of extragalactic objects affords us an entirely new and extremely sensitive probe on the huge reservoir of baryons present in the IGM. We outline here our approach to the considerable challenge involved in detecting fast transients, particularly the development of hardware fast enough to dedisperse and search the ASKAP data stream at real-time rates at high time resolution. CRAFT aims to test of many of the key technologies and survey modes proposed for high time resolution widefield science with the SKA.

dc.publisherProceedings of Science
dc.titleThe art and design of the CRAFT (Commensal Real-time ASKAP Fast Transients) survey
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of Science
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of Science
dcterms.source.conferenceInternational SKA Forum 2010
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateJun 10 2010
dcterms.source.conferencelocationAssen, The Netherlands
dcterms.source.placeScuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati/International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Italy
curtin.departmentDepartment of Imaging and Applied Physics
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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