Strategies for Finding Prompt Radio Counterparts to Gravitational Wave Transients with the Murchison Widefield Array

@article{Kaplan2016StrategiesFF,
  title={Strategies for Finding Prompt Radio Counterparts to Gravitational Wave Transients with the Murchison Widefield Array},
  author={David L. Kaplan and Tara Murphy and Antonia Rowlinson and Steve Croft and Randall B. Wayth and Cathryn M. Trott},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia},
  year={2016},
  volume={33}
}
  • D. Kaplan, T. Murphy, C. Trott
  • Published 2 September 2016
  • Physics, Geology
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
Abstract Wepresent and evaluate several strategies to search for prompt, low-frequency radio emission associated with gravitational wave transients using the Murchison Widefield Array. As we are able to repoint the Murchison Widefield Array on timescales of tens of seconds, we can search for the dispersed radio signal that has been predicted to originate along with or shortly after a neutron star-neutron star merger. We find that given the large, 600 deg2 instantaneous field of view of the… 
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