Accession Number : ADA538703


Title :   Pulsar Timing with the Fermi LAT


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Ray, Paul S ; Kerr, Matthew ; Parent, Damien


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a538703.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : We present an overview of precise pulsar timing using data from the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on Fermi. We describe the analysis techniques including a maximum likelihood method for determining pulse times of arrival from unbinned photon data. In addition to determining the spindown behavior of the pulsars and detecting glitches and timing noise, such timing analyses allow the precise determination of the pulsar position, thus enabling detailed multiwavelength follow up.


Descriptors :   *PULSARS , *TIME SERIES ANALYSIS , RADIO TELESCOPES , RADIO SOURCES(ASTRONOMY) , GAMMA RAYS , SYMPOSIA , SPACE BASED


Subject Categories : Astronomy
      Astrophysics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE