Feroci, Marco3; den Herder, J.4; van der Klis, M.5; Ray, P. S.6; Takahashi, T.7; Wilms, J.8; Barret, D.9; Bozzo, E.10; Zane, S.11; Stella, L.3; Brandt, Søren1; Pohl, M.10; Hernanz, M.12; Santangelo, A.13; Watts, A.5
1 National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark2 Astrophysics, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark3 National Institute for Astrophysics4 SRON5 Universiteit van Amsterdam6 NRL7 JAXA8 Freidrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg9 IRAP10 Université de Genève11 MSSL12 Institute of Space Sciences13 Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
The scientific payload onboard the Large Observatory For x-ray Timing mission (LOFT, see presentation by P. Ray et al. at this meeting) is composed of two instruments, the Large Area Detector (LAD, 10 m2 effective area in the primary energy range 2-30 keV, 1-deg collimated field of view) and the Wide Field Monitor (WFM, arcmin imaging over a 4-steradian field of view in the primary energy range 2-50 keV). In this paper we present the design solutions for the two experiments, together with their characteristics and anticipated scientific performance.
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13th meeting of the high energy astrophysics division (HEAD), 2013