Fergus Quilligan

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A comprehensive temporal analysis has been performed on the 319 brightest GRBs with T90>2 s from the BATSE current catalog. The GRBs were denoised using wavelets and subjected to an automatic pulse selection algorithm as an objective way of identifying pulses and quantifying the effects of neighbouring pulses. The number of statistically significant pulses(More)
The cumulative light curves of a large sample of gamma ray bursts (GRBs) were obtained by summing the BATSE counts. The smoothed profiles are much simpler than the complex and erratic running light curves that are normally used. For most GRBs the slope of the cumulative light curve (S) is approximately constant over a large fraction of the burst. The bursts(More)
The high redshift (z = 0.997) blazar B2 1308+326 was observed contemporaneously at x-ray, optical and radio wavelengths in June 1996. The x-ray observations were performed with ASCA. The ASCA results were found to be consistent with reanalysed data from two earlier ROSAT observations. The combined ASCA and ROSAT data reveal an xray spectrum that is best fit(More)
A temporal analysis has been performed on a sample of 100 bright gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) with T90<2 s from the BATSE Current Catalog. The GRBs were denoised using a median filter and subjected to an automated pulse selection algorithm as an objective way of identifing the effects of neighbouring pulses. The rise times, fall times, FWHM, pulse amplitudes and(More)
The high redshift (z = 0.997) blazar B2 1308+326 was observed contemporaneously at x-ray, optical and radio wavelengths in June 1996. The x-ray observations were performed with ASCA. The ASCA results were found to be consistent with reanalysed data from two earlier ROSAT observations. The combined ASCA and ROSAT data reveal an x-ray spectrum that is best(More)
The cumulative light curves of Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) smooth the spiky nature of the running light curve. The cumulative count increases in an approximately linear way with time t for most bursts. In 19 out of 398 GRBs with T90 > 2 s, the cumulative light curve was found to increase with time as ∼ t 2 implying a linear increase in the running light curve .(More)
A wavelet analysis has been performed on 80 intense gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) from the BATSE 3B catalog with durations longer than 2 seconds. The wavelet analysis applied novel features developed for edge detection in image processing and this filtering process was used to extract a fit to the irregular GRB profile from the background. A straightforward(More)
The introduction of energy efficiency as a new goal into already complex production plans is a difficult challenge. Decision support systems can help with this problem but these systems are often resisted by end users who ultimately bear the responsibility for production outputs. This paper describes the design of a decision support tool that aims to(More)
The sample of IRAS galaxies with spectral energy distributions that peak near 60 μm are called Sixty Micron Peakers (SMPs or 60PKs). Their generally peculiar and amorphous morphologies, hot dust and lack of a cirrus component have been interpreted as being indicative of a recent interaction/merger event. Mid-infrared spectra of eight SMPs, obtained with(More)
The aims of this work were to investigate how decision making in production planning happens, to understand how energy efficiency could be included as a manufacturing goal and to design a decision support system that integrates into current work practices. This case study describes the research, design and development this system. An interactive(More)