The Detection of an Extremely Bright Fast Radio Burst in a Phased Array Feed Survey

  title={The Detection of an Extremely Bright Fast Radio Burst in a Phased Array Feed Survey},
  author={Keith W. Bannister and Ryan M. Shannon and Jean-Pierre Macquart and Curtis M. Flynn and Philip G. Edwards and M. O’Neill and Stefan Osłowski and Matthew Bailes and Barak Zackay and N. Clarke and Larry R. D'Addario and Richard Dodson and Peter J. Hall and Andrew Jameson and D. J. Jones and Robert Navarro and Joseph Trinh and James R. Allison and Craig S. Anderson and Martin E. Bell and Aaron Chippendale and Jordan D. Collier and George Heald and Ian Heywood and Aidan Hotan and Karen Lee-Waddell and Juan Pablo Madrid and Joshua D. Marvil and D. McConnell and Attila Popping and Maxim A. Voronkov and Matthew T. Whiting and G. Allen and Douglas C.-J. Bock and David Brodrick and Francis Cooray and David R. DeBoer and Philip J. Diamond and Ron D. Ekers and Russell G. Gough and Grant A. Hampson and Lisa Harvey-Smith and Stuart G. Hay and Douglas B. Hayman and Carole A. Jackson and Simon Johnston and B. S. Koribalski and N. M. McClure–Griffiths and Peter J. Mirtschin and A. Ng and Ray P. Norris and Sarah E. Pearce and Chris Phillips and Daniel N. Roxby and Euan R. Troup and Tobias Westmeier},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
We report the detection of an ultra-bright fast radio burst (FRB) from a modest, 3.4-day pilot survey with the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder. The survey was conducted in a wide-field fly’s-eye configuration using the phased-array-feed technology deployed on the array to instantaneously observe an effective area of 160 deg2, and achieve an exposure totaling 13200 deg2 hr . We constrain the position of FRB 170107 to a region in size (90% containment) and its fluence to be 58 ± 6 Jy… 

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