The LOFT mission concept - A status update

M. Feroci, E. Bozzo, S. Brandt, M. Hernanz, M. Van Der Klis, L. P. Liu, P. Orleanski, M. Pohl, A. Santangelo, S. Schanne, L. Stella, T. Takahashi, H. Tamura, A. Watts, J. Wilms, S. Zane, S. N. Zhang, S. Bhattacharyya, I. Agudo, M. Ahangarianabhari & 453 others 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, D. R. Ballantyne, G. Baldazzi, M. Baldo, S. Balman, M. Barbera, C. Van Baren, D. Barret, A. Baykal, M. Begelman, E. Behar, O. Behar, T. Belloni, P. Bellutti, F. Bernardini, G. Bertuccio, S. Bianchi, A. Bianchini, P. Binko, P. Blay, F. Bocchino, M. Bode, P. Bodin, I. Bombaci, J. M. Bonnet Bidaud, G. Borghi, S. Boutloukos, F. Bouyjou, L. Bradley, J. Braga, M. S. Briggs, E. Brown, M. Buballa, N. Bucciantini, L. Burderi, M. Burgay, M. Bursa, C. Budtz-Jørgensen, E. Cackett, F. R. Cadoux, P. Cais, G. A. Caliandro, R. Campana, S. Campana, X. Cao, F. Capitanio, J. Casares, P. Casella, A. J. Castro-Tirado, E. Cavazzuti, Y. Cavechi, S. Celestin, P. Cerda-Duran, D. Chakrabarty, N. Chamel, F. Château, C. Chen, Y. Chen, Y. Chen, J. Chenevez, M. Chernyakova, J. Coker, R. Cole, A. Collura, M. Coriat, R. Cornelisse, L. Costamante, A. Cros, W. Cui, A. Cumming, G. Cusumano, B. Czerny, A. D'Aì, F. D'Ammando, V. D'Elia, Z. Dai, 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, N. Degenaar, J. W. Den Herder, S. Diebold, T. Di Salvo, Y. Dong, I. Donnarumma, V. Doroshenko, G. Doyle, S. A. Drake, M. Durant, D. Emmanoulopoulos, T. Enoto, M. H. Erkut, P. Esposito, Y. Evangelista, A. Fabian, M. Falanga, Y. Favre, C. Feldman, R. Fender, H. Feng, V. Ferrari, C. Ferrigno, F. Ficorella, M. Finger, M. H. Finger, G. W. Fraser, M. Frericks, M. Fullekrug, F. Fuschino, M. Gabler, D. K. Galloway, J. L. Galvez Sanchez, P. Gandhi, Z. Gao, E. Garcia-Berro, B. Gendre, O. Gevin, S. Gezari, A. B. Giles, M. Gilfanov, P. Giommi, G. Giovannini, M. Giroletti, E. Gogus, A. Goldwurm, K. Goluchová, D. Götz, L. Gou, C. Gouiffes, P. Grandi, M. Grassi, J. Greiner, V. Grinberg, P. Groot, M. Gschwender, L. Gualtieri, M. Guedel, C. Guidorzi, L. Guy, D. Haas, P. Haensel, M. Hailey, K. Hamuguchi, F. Hansen, D. H. Hartmann, C. A. Haswell, K. Hebeler, A. Heger, M. Hempel, W. Hermsen, J. Homan, A. Hornstrup, R. Hudec, J. Huovelin, D. Huppenkothen, S. C. Inam, A. Ingram, J. J.M. In'tzand, G. Israel, K. Iwasawa, L. Izzo, H. M. Jacobs, F. Jetter, T. Johannsen, H. M. Jacobs, P. A. Jenke, P. Jonker, J. Josè, P. Kaaret, M. Kalamkar, E. Kalemci, G. Kanbach, V. Karas, D. Karelin, D. Kataria, L. Keek, T. Kennedy, D. Klochkov, W. Kluzniak, E. Koerding, K. Kokkotas, S. Komossa, S. Korpela, C. Kouveliotou, A. F. Kowalski, I. Kreykenbohm, L. M. Kuiper, D. Kunneriath, A. Kurkela, I. Kuvvetli, F. La Franca, C. Labanti, D. Lai, F. K. Lamb, C. Lachaud, P. P. Laubert, F. Lebrun, X. Li, E. Liang, O. Limousin, D. Lin, M. Linares, D. Linder, G. Lodato, F. Longo, F. Lu, N. Lund, T. J. Maccarone, D. Macera, S. Maestre, S. Mahmoodifar, D. Maier, P. Malcovati, J. Malzac, C. Malone, I. Mandel, V. Mangano, A. Manousakis, M. Marelli, J. Margueron, M. Marisaldi, S. B. Markoff, A. Markowitz, A. Marinucci, A. Martindale, G. Martinez, I. M. McHardy, G. Medina-Tanco, M. Mehdipour, A. Melatos, M. Mendez, S. Mereghetti, S. Migliari, R. Mignani, M. Michalska, T. Mihara, 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, T. Neubert, A. J. Norton, M. Nowak, A. Nucita, P. O'Brien, M. Oertel, P. E.H. Olsen, M. Orienti, M. Orio, M. Orlandini, J. P. Osborne, R. Osten, F. Ozel, L. Pacciani, F. Paerels, S. Paltani, M. Paolillo, I. Papadakis, A. Papitto, Z. Paragi, J. M. Paredes, A. Patruno, B. Paul, F. Pederiva, E. Perinati, A. Pellizzoni, A. V. Penacchioni, U. Peretz, M. A. Perez, M. 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    Abstract

    The Large Observatory For x-ray Timing (LOFT) is a mission concept which was proposed to ESA as M3 and M4 candidate in the framework of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 program. Thanks to the unprecedented combination of effective area and spectral resolution of its main instrument and the uniquely large field of view of its wide field monitor, LOFT will be able to study the behaviour of matter in extreme conditions such as the strong gravitational field in the innermost regions close to black holes and neutron stars and the supra-nuclear densities in the interiors of neutron stars. The science payload is based on a Large Area Detector (LAD, >8m2 effective area, 2-30 keV, 240 eV spectral resolution, 1 degree 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 current technical and programmatic status of the mission.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016
    Subtitle of host publicationUltraviolet to Gamma Ray
    PublisherSPIE
    Volume9905
    ISBN (Electronic)9781510601895
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
    EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 1 2016

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    OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityEdinburgh
    Period6/26/167/1/16

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    Spectral resolution
    Spectral Resolution
    Field of View
    spectral resolution
    field of view
    Neutron Stars
    Update
    Wide-field
    neutron stars
    Stars
    monitors
    Steradian
    Neutrons
    Monitor
    Observatories
    Gravitational Field
    Observatory
    European Space Agency
    payloads
    Trigger

    Keywords

    • Silicon detectors
    • spectroscopy
    • timing
    • X-ray astronomy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Feroci, M., Bozzo, E., Brandt, S., Hernanz, M., Van Der Klis, M., Liu, L. P., ... Zwart, F. (2016). The LOFT mission concept - A status update. In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray (Vol. 9905). [99051R] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233161

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S. ; Brown, E. ; Buballa, M. ; Bucciantini, N. ; Burderi, L. ; Burgay, M. ; Bursa, M. ; Budtz-Jørgensen, C. ; Cackett, E. ; Cadoux, F. R. ; Cais, P. ; Caliandro, G. A. ; Campana, R. ; Campana, S. ; Cao, X. ; Capitanio, F. ; Casares, J. ; Casella, P. ; Castro-Tirado, A. J. ; Cavazzuti, E. ; Cavechi, Y. ; Celestin, S. ; Cerda-Duran, P. ; Chakrabarty, D. ; Chamel, N. ; Château, F. ; Chen, C. ; Chen, Y. ; Chen, Y. ; Chenevez, J. ; Chernyakova, M. ; Coker, J. ; Cole, R. ; Collura, A. ; Coriat, M. ; Cornelisse, R. ; Costamante, L. ; Cros, A. ; Cui, W. ; Cumming, A. ; Cusumano, G. ; Czerny, B. ; D'Aì, A. ; D'Ammando, F. ; D'Elia, V. ; Dai, Z. ; 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. ; Degenaar, N. ; Den Herder, J. W. ; Diebold, S. ; Di Salvo, T. ; Dong, Y. ; Donnarumma, I. ; Doroshenko, V. ; Doyle, G. ; Drake, S. A. ; Durant, M. ; Emmanoulopoulos, D. ; Enoto, T. ; Erkut, M. H. ; Esposito, P. ; Evangelista, Y. ; Fabian, A. ; Falanga, M. ; Favre, Y. ; Feldman, C. ; Fender, R. ; Feng, H. ; Ferrari, V. ; Ferrigno, C. ; Ficorella, F. ; Finger, M. ; Finger, M. H. ; Fraser, G. W. ; Frericks, M. ; Fullekrug, M. ; Fuschino, F. ; Gabler, M. ; Galloway, D. K. ; Galvez Sanchez, J. L. ; Gandhi, P. ; Gao, Z. ; Garcia-Berro, E. ; Gendre, B. ; Gevin, O. ; Gezari, S. ; Giles, A. B. ; Gilfanov, M. ; Giommi, P. ; Giovannini, G. ; Giroletti, M. ; Gogus, E. ; Goldwurm, A. ; Goluchová, K. ; Götz, D. ; Gou, L. ; Gouiffes, C. ; Grandi, P. ; Grassi, M. ; Greiner, J. ; Grinberg, V. ; Groot, P. ; Gschwender, M. ; Gualtieri, L. ; Guedel, M. ; Guidorzi, C. ; Guy, L. ; Haas, D. ; Haensel, P. ; Hailey, M. ; Hamuguchi, K. ; Hansen, F. ; Hartmann, D. H. ; Haswell, C. A. ; Hebeler, K. ; Heger, A. ; Hempel, M. ; Hermsen, W. ; Homan, J. ; Hornstrup, A. ; Hudec, R. ; Huovelin, J. ; Huppenkothen, D. ; Inam, S. C. ; Ingram, A. ; In'tzand, J. 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M. ; Medina-Tanco, G. ; Mehdipour, M. ; Melatos, A. ; Mendez, M. ; Mereghetti, S. ; Migliari, S. ; Mignani, R. ; Michalska, M. ; Mihara, T. ; Miller, M. C. ; Miller, J. M. ; Mineo, T. ; Miniutti, G. ; Morsink, S. ; Motch, C. ; Motta, S. ; Mouchet, M. ; Mouret, G. ; Mulačová, J. ; Muleri, F. ; Muñoz-Darias, T. ; Negueruela, I. ; Neilsen, J. ; Neubert, T. ; Norton, A. J. ; Nowak, M. ; Nucita, A. ; O'Brien, P. ; Oertel, M. ; Olsen, P. E.H. ; Orienti, M. ; Orio, M. ; Orlandini, M. ; Osborne, J. P. ; Osten, R. ; Ozel, F. ; Pacciani, L. ; Paerels, F. ; Paltani, S. ; Paolillo, M. ; Papadakis, I. ; Papitto, A. ; Paragi, Z. ; Paredes, J. M. ; Patruno, A. ; Paul, B. ; Pederiva, F. ; Perinati, E. ; Pellizzoni, A. ; Penacchioni, A. V. ; Peretz, U. ; Perez, M. A. ; Perez-Torres, M. ; Peterson, B. M. ; Petracek, V. ; Picciotto, A. ; Piemonte, C. ; Pittori, C. ; Pons, J. ; Portell, J. ; Possenti, A. ; Postnov, K. ; Poutanen, J. ; Prakash, M. ; Prandoni, I. ; Le Provost, H. ; Psaltis, D. ; Pye, J. ; Qu, J. ; Rambaud, D. ; Ramon, P. ; Ramsay, G. ; Rapisarda, M. ; Rachevski, A. ; Rashevskaya, I. ; Ray, P. S. ; Rea, N. ; Reddy, S. ; Reig, P. ; Reina Aranda, M. ; Remillard, R. ; Reynolds, C. ; Rezzolla, L. ; Ribo, M. ; De La Rie, R. ; Riggio, A. ; Rios, A. ; Rischke, D. H. ; Rodríguez-Gil, P. ; Rodriguez, J. ; Rohlfs, R. ; Romano, P. ; Rossi, E. M.R. ; Rozanska, A. ; Rousseau, A. ; Rudak, B. ; Russell, Dave ; Ryde, F. ; Sabau-Graziati, L. ; Sakamoto, T. ; Sala, G. ; Salvaterra, R. ; Salvetti, D. ; Sanna, A. ; Sandberg, J. ; Savolainen, T. ; Scaringi, S. ; Schaffner-Bielich, J. ; Schatz, H. ; Schee, J. ; Schmid, C. ; Serino, M. ; Shakura, N. ; Shore, S. ; Schnittman, J. D. ; Schneider, R. ; Schwenk, A. ; Schwope, A. D. ; Sedrakian, A. ; Seyler, J. Y. ; Shearer, A. ; Slowikowska, A. ; Sims, M. ; Smith, A. ; Smith, D. M. ; Smith, P. J. ; Sobolewska, M. ; Sochora, V. ; Soffitta, P. ; Soleri, P. ; Song, L. ; Spencer, A. ; Stamerra, A. ; Stappers, B. ; Staubert, R. ; Steiner, A. W. ; Stergioulas, N. ; Stevens, A. L. ; Stratta, G. ; Strohmayer, T. E. ; Stuchlik, Z. ; Suchy, S. ; Suleimanov, V. ; Tamburini, F. ; Tauris, T. ; Tavecchio, F. ; Tenzer, C. ; Thielemann, F. K. ; Tiengo, A. ; Tolos, L. ; Tombesi, F. ; Tomsick, J. ; Torok, G. ; Torrejon, J. M. ; Torres, D. F. ; Torresi, E. ; Tramacere, A. ; Traulsen, I. ; Trois, A. ; Turolla, R. ; Turriziani, S. ; Typel, S. ; Uter, P. ; Uttley, P. ; Vacchi, A. ; Varniere, P. ; Vaughan, S. ; Vercellone, S. ; Vietri, M. ; Vincent, F. H. ; Vrba, V. ; Walton, D. ; Wang, J. ; Wang, Z. ; Watanabe, S. ; Wawrzaszek, R. ; Webb, N. ; Weinberg, N. ; Wende, H. ; Wheatley, P. ; Wijers, R. ; Wijnands, R. ; Wille, M. ; Wilson-Hodge, C. A. ; Winter, B. ; Walk, S. J. ; Wood, K. ; Woosley, S. E. ; Wu, X. ; Xiao, L. ; Xu, R. ; Yu, W. ; Yuan, F. ; Yuan, W. ; Yuan, Y. ; Zampa, G. ; Zampa, N. ; Zampieri, L. ; Zdunik, L. ; Zdziarski, A. ; Zech, A. ; Zhang, B. ; Zhang, C. ; Zhang, S. ; Zingale, M. ; Zorzi, N. ; Zwart, F. / The LOFT mission concept - A status update. Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. Vol. 9905 SPIE, 2016.
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    title = "The LOFT mission concept - A status update",
    abstract = "The Large Observatory For x-ray Timing (LOFT) is a mission concept which was proposed to ESA as M3 and M4 candidate in the framework of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 program. Thanks to the unprecedented combination of effective area and spectral resolution of its main instrument and the uniquely large field of view of its wide field monitor, LOFT will be able to study the behaviour of matter in extreme conditions such as the strong gravitational field in the innermost regions close to black holes and neutron stars and the supra-nuclear densities in the interiors of neutron stars. The science payload is based on a Large Area Detector (LAD, >8m2 effective area, 2-30 keV, 240 eV spectral resolution, 1 degree 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 current technical and programmatic status of the mission.",
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    Y1 - 2016/1/1

    N2 - The Large Observatory For x-ray Timing (LOFT) is a mission concept which was proposed to ESA as M3 and M4 candidate in the framework of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 program. Thanks to the unprecedented combination of effective area and spectral resolution of its main instrument and the uniquely large field of view of its wide field monitor, LOFT will be able to study the behaviour of matter in extreme conditions such as the strong gravitational field in the innermost regions close to black holes and neutron stars and the supra-nuclear densities in the interiors of neutron stars. The science payload is based on a Large Area Detector (LAD, >8m2 effective area, 2-30 keV, 240 eV spectral resolution, 1 degree 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 current technical and programmatic status of the mission.

    AB - The Large Observatory For x-ray Timing (LOFT) is a mission concept which was proposed to ESA as M3 and M4 candidate in the framework of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 program. Thanks to the unprecedented combination of effective area and spectral resolution of its main instrument and the uniquely large field of view of its wide field monitor, LOFT will be able to study the behaviour of matter in extreme conditions such as the strong gravitational field in the innermost regions close to black holes and neutron stars and the supra-nuclear densities in the interiors of neutron stars. The science payload is based on a Large Area Detector (LAD, >8m2 effective area, 2-30 keV, 240 eV spectral resolution, 1 degree 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 current technical and programmatic status of the mission.

    KW - Silicon detectors

    KW - spectroscopy

    KW - timing

    KW - X-ray astronomy

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    U2 - 10.1117/12.2233161

    DO - 10.1117/12.2233161

    M3 - Conference contribution

    VL - 9905

    BT - Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016

    PB - SPIE

    ER -