THE FLUENCE AND DISTANCE DISTRIBUTIONS OF FAST RADIO BURSTS

@article{Vedantham2016THEFA,
  title={THE FLUENCE AND DISTANCE DISTRIBUTIONS OF FAST RADIO BURSTS},
  author={Harish K. Vedantham and Vikram Ravi and Gregg W. Hallinan and Ryan M. Shannon},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={830}
}
Fast radio bursts (FRB) are millisecond-duration radio pulses with apparent extragalactic origins. All but two of the FRBs have been discovered using the Parkes dish, which employs multiple beams formed by an array of feed horns on its focal plane. In this paper, we show that (i) the preponderance of multiple-beam detections and (ii) the detection rates for varying dish diameters can be used to infer the index α of the cumulative fluence distribution function (the logN–logF function: α = 1.5… 

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