Publications by Aris Karastergiou

Commissioning of ALFABURST: Initial tests and results

14th Marcel Grossman Meeting On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories, Proceedings (2018) 2869-2871

K Rajwade, J Chennamangalam, D Lorimer, A Karastergiou, D Werthimer, A Siemion, D MacMahon, J Cobb, C Williams, W Armour

Copyright © 2018 by the Editors.All rights reserved. Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are apparently one-time, relatively bright radio pulses that have been observed in recent years. The origin of FRBs is currently unknown and many instruments are being built to detect more of these bursts to better characterize their physical properties and identify the source population. ALFABURST is one such instrument. ALFABURST takes advantage of the 7-beam Arecibo L-band Feed Array (ALFA) receiver on the 305-m Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico, to detect FRBs in real-time at L-band (1.4 GHz). We present the results of recent on-sky tests and observations undertaken during the commissioning phase of the instrument. ALFABURST is now available for commensal observations with other ALFA projects.

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