Vol 22, No 7

Pulsar Survey With the QiTai 110 m Radio Telescope

Jintao Xie, Jingbo Wang, Na Wang and Yue Hu


With a collecting area of 9400 m2 , the Xinjiang QiTai 110 m radio Telescope (QTT) will allow for a significant advance in the search and observation of pulsars. We have updated the galactic electron density model, scattering model, spectral distribution, and radial distribution of PSRPOPPY to generate the population of isolate radio pulsars in the Galaxy. The spiral arm, including the local spiral arm, is considered when generating pulsar locations. By simulation, we estimate the number of previously undetected radio pulsars that QTT will discover with its possible receivers for different strategies. Using the PAF receiver, 2200 previously unknown pulsars could be discovered in 43 days. The 96-beam PAF receiver can produce ∼10.56 GB of data per second.


(stars:) pulsars: general – Galaxy: structure – telescopes

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