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MeerTRAP: A pulsar and fast transients survey with MeerKAT

  • S. Sanidas (a1), M. Caleb (a1), L. Driessen (a1), V. Morello (a1), K. Rajwade (a1) and B. W. Stappers...
Abstract

We present a brief overview of MeerTRAP, a real-time, fully commensal survey for pulsars and fast transients with the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa. MeerTRAP will combine the excellent sensitivity of MeerKAT with an unprecedented amount of on-sky time in order to significantly extend the parameter space covered by similar, previous or ongoing, surveys with other radio telescopes. Here, we will give a brief overview of the project.

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Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
  • ISSN: 1743-9213
  • EISSN: 1743-9221
  • URL: /core/journals/proceedings-of-the-international-astronomical-union
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