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The Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON)We summarize the science opportunity, design elements, current and projected partner observatories, and anticipated science returns of the Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON). AMON will link multiple current and future high-energy, multimessenger, and follow-up observatories together into a single network, enabling near real-time coincidence searches for multimessenger astrophysical transients and their electromagnetic counterparts. Candidate and high-confidence multimessenger transient events will be identified, characterized, and distributed as AMON alerts within the network and to interested external observers, leading to follow-up observations across the electromagnetic spectrum. In this way, AMON aims to evoke the discovery of multimessenger transients from within observatory subthreshold data streams and facilitate the exploitation of these transients for purposes of astronomy and fundamental physics. As a central hub of global multimessenger science, AMON will also enable cross-collaboration analyses of archival datasets in search of rare or exotic astrophysical phenomena.
Document ID
20140006956
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Smith. M. W. E. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, United States)
Fox, D. B. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, United States)
Cowen, D. F. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, United States)
Meszaros, P. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, United States)
Tesic, G. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, United States)
Fixelle, J. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, United States)
Bartos, I. (Columbia Univ. New York, NY, United States)
Sommers, P. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, United States)
Ashtekar, Abhay (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, United States)
Babu, G. Jogesh (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, United States)
Barthelmy, S. D. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Coutu, S. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, United States)
DeYoung, T. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, United States)
Falcone, A. D. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, United States)
Gao, Shan (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, United States)
Hashemi, B. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, United States)
Homeier, A. (Bonn Univ. Germany)
Marka, S. (Columbia Univ. New York, NY, United States)
Owen, B. J. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA, United States)
Taboada, I. (Georgia Inst. of Tech. Atlanta, GA, United States)
Date Acquired
June 9, 2014
Publication Date
March 28, 2013
Publication Information
Publication: Astroparticle Physics
Volume: 45
Subject Category
Astrophysics
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN10569
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
comparison
electrons
ions

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