Arecibo Pulsar Survey Using ALFA. IV. Mock Spectrometer Data Analysis, Survey Sensitivity, and the Discovery of 40 Pulsars

@article{Lazarus2015AreciboPS,
  title={Arecibo Pulsar Survey Using ALFA. IV. Mock Spectrometer Data Analysis, Survey Sensitivity, and the Discovery of 40 Pulsars},
  author={Patrick Lazarus and Adam Brazier and Jason Hessels and Chen Karako-Argaman and V. M. Kaspi and Ryan J. Lynch and E. C. Madsen and C. Patel and Scott M. Ransom and Paul Scholz and Joseph K. Swiggum and W. W. Zhu and B. Allen and Slavko Bogdanov and Fernando Camilo and F. Cardoso and S. Chatterjee and J. M. Cordes and Fronefield Crawford and Julia Deneva and R. D. Ferdman and Paulo T. C. Freire and Fredrick A. Jenet and Benjamin Knispel and Kyoung J Lee and J. van Leeuwen and Duncan Ross Lorimer and Andrew G. Lyne and Maura A. McLaughlin and Xavier Siemens and Laura G. Spitler and Ingrid H. Stairs and Kevin Stovall and Ajey Venkataraman},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={812},
  pages={81}
}
  • Patrick Lazarus, Adam Brazier, +31 authors Ajey Venkataraman
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • The on-going Arecibo Pulsar-ALFA (PALFA) survey began in 2004 and is searching for radio pulsars in the Galactic plane at 1.4 GHz. Here we present a comprehensive description of one of its main data reduction pipelines that is based on the PRESTO software and includes new interference-excision algorithms and candidate selection heuristics. This pipeline has been used to discover 40 pulsars, bringing the survey's discovery total to 144 pulsars. Of the new discoveries, eight are millisecond… CONTINUE READING

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