volume 13, issue S337, P422-423 2017
DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317010377
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C. R. H. Walker, R. P. Breton, P. A. Harrison, A. Holloway, M. J. Keith, M. Kramer, M. Malenta, M. B. Mickaliger, J. Roy, T. W. Scragg, B. W. Stappers

Abstract: The majority of fast radio bursts (FRBs) are poorly localised, hindering their potential scientific yield as galactic, intergalactic, and cosmological probes. LOFT-e, a digital backend for the U.K.'s e-MERLIN seven-telescope interferometer will provide commensal search and real-time detection of FRBs, taking full advantage of its field of view (FoV), sensitivity, and observation time. Upon burst detection, LOFT-e will store raw data offline, enabling the sub-arcsecond localisation provided by e-MERLIN and exp…

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