The VLBA fast radio transient experiment: Progress and early results

Randall B. Wayth, Walter F. Brisken, Adam T. Deller, Walid A. Majid, David R. Thompson, Steven J. Tingay, Kiri L. Wagstaff

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Abstract

Motivated by recent discoveries of isolated, dispersed radio pulses of possible extragalactic origin, we are performing a commensal search for short-duration (ms) continuum radio pulses using the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA). The geographically separated antennæ of the VLBA make the system robust to local RFI and allow events to be verified and localised on the sky with milli-arcsec accuracy. We report sky coverage and detection limits from the experiment to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Horizons in Time-Domain Astronomy
EditorsElizabeth Griffin, Robert J. Hanisch, Robert L. Seaman
Pages423-424
Number of pages2
EditionS285
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS285
Volume7
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

Keywords

  • radio continuum: general - methods: data analysis

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