The Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON)

M. W.E. Smith, D. B. Fox, D. F. Cowen, P. Mészáros, G. Tešić, J. Fixelle, I. Bartos, P. Sommers, Abhay Ashtekar, G. Jogesh Babu, S. D. Barthelmy, S. Coutu, T. Deyoung, A. D. Falcone, Shan Gao, B. Hashemi, A. Homeier, S. Márka, B. J. Owen, I. Taboada

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

61 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-70
Number of pages15
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Volume45
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 29 2013

Fingerprint

observatories
astrophysics
electromagnetic spectra
hubs
exploitation
astronomy
confidence
electromagnetism
physics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

Cite this

Smith, M. W.E. ; Fox, D. B. ; Cowen, D. F. ; Mészáros, P. ; Tešić, G. ; Fixelle, J. ; Bartos, I. ; Sommers, P. ; Ashtekar, Abhay ; Jogesh Babu, G. ; Barthelmy, S. D. ; Coutu, S. ; Deyoung, T. ; Falcone, A. D. ; Gao, Shan ; Hashemi, B. ; Homeier, A. ; Márka, S. ; Owen, B. J. ; Taboada, I. / The Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON). In: Astroparticle Physics. 2013 ; Vol. 45. pp. 56-70.
@article{b7656ab29f424e8194882d818c3b5422,
title = "The Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON)",
abstract = "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.",
author = "Smith, {M. W.E.} and Fox, {D. B.} and Cowen, {D. F.} and P. M{\'e}sz{\'a}ros and G. Tešić and J. Fixelle and I. Bartos and P. Sommers and Abhay Ashtekar and {Jogesh Babu}, G. and Barthelmy, {S. D.} and S. Coutu and T. Deyoung and Falcone, {A. D.} and Shan Gao and B. Hashemi and A. Homeier and S. M{\'a}rka and Owen, {B. J.} and I. Taboada",
year = "2013",
month = "4",
day = "29",
doi = "10.1016/j.astropartphys.2013.03.003",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "45",
pages = "56--70",
journal = "Astroparticle Physics",
issn = "0927-6505",
publisher = "Elsevier",

}

Smith, MWE, Fox, DB, Cowen, DF, Mészáros, P, Tešić, G, Fixelle, J, Bartos, I, Sommers, P, Ashtekar, A, Jogesh Babu, G, Barthelmy, SD, Coutu, S, Deyoung, T, Falcone, AD, Gao, S, Hashemi, B, Homeier, A, Márka, S, Owen, BJ & Taboada, I 2013, 'The Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON)', Astroparticle Physics, vol. 45, pp. 56-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2013.03.003

The Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON). / Smith, M. W.E.; Fox, D. B.; Cowen, D. F.; Mészáros, P.; Tešić, G.; Fixelle, J.; Bartos, I.; Sommers, P.; Ashtekar, Abhay; Jogesh Babu, G.; Barthelmy, S. D.; Coutu, S.; Deyoung, T.; Falcone, A. D.; Gao, Shan; Hashemi, B.; Homeier, A.; Márka, S.; Owen, B. J.; Taboada, I.

In: Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 45, 29.04.2013, p. 56-70.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - The Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON)

AU - Smith, M. W.E.

AU - Fox, D. B.

AU - Cowen, D. F.

AU - Mészáros, P.

AU - Tešić, G.

AU - Fixelle, J.

AU - Bartos, I.

AU - Sommers, P.

AU - Ashtekar, Abhay

AU - Jogesh Babu, G.

AU - Barthelmy, S. D.

AU - Coutu, S.

AU - Deyoung, T.

AU - Falcone, A. D.

AU - Gao, Shan

AU - Hashemi, B.

AU - Homeier, A.

AU - Márka, S.

AU - Owen, B. J.

AU - Taboada, I.

PY - 2013/4/29

Y1 - 2013/4/29

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84876525853&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84876525853&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2013.03.003

DO - 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2013.03.003

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84876525853

VL - 45

SP - 56

EP - 70

JO - Astroparticle Physics

JF - Astroparticle Physics

SN - 0927-6505

ER -