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VLA/Realfast Detection of a Burst from FRB 180916.J0158+65 and Tests for Periodic Activity

Aggarwal, Kshitij and Law, Casey J. and Burke-Spolaor, Sarah and Bower, Geoffrey and Butler, Bryan J. and Demorest, Paul and Linford, Justin and Lazio, T. J. W. (2020) VLA/Realfast Detection of a Burst from FRB 180916.J0158+65 and Tests for Periodic Activity. Research Notes of the AAS, 4 (6). Art. No. 94. ISSN 2515-5172.

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We report on the detection of a burst from FRB 180916 by realfast/Very Large Array and present software for interpreting fast radio bursts (FRB) periodicity. We demonstrate a range of periodicity analyses with bursts from FRB 180916, FRB 121102 and FRB 180814. Our results for FRB 180916 and FRB 121102 are consistent with published results. For FRB 180814, we did not detect any significant periodic episodes. The realfast-detected and other high-frequency bursts for FRB 180916 tend to lie at the beginning of the activity window, indicating a possible phase-frequency relation. The python package frbpa can be used to reproduce and expand on this analysis to test models for repeating FRBs.

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Aggarwal, Kshitij0000-0002-2059-0525
Law, Casey J.0000-0002-4119-9963
Burke-Spolaor, Sarah0000-0003-4052-7838
Bower, Geoffrey0000-0003-4056-9982
Butler, Bryan J.0000-0002-5344-820X
Demorest, Paul0000-0002-6664-965X
Linford, Justin0000-0002-3873-5497
Lazio, T. J. W.0000-0002-3873-5497
Additional Information:© 2020 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2020 June 16; Accepted 2020 June 23; Published 2020 June 24. S.B.S. and K.A. acknowledge support by NSF grant 1714897. C.J.L. acknowledges support under NSF grant 2022546. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc. We acknowledge use of the CHIME/FRB Public Database, provided at by the CHIME/FRB Collaboration. Facility: EVLA. - Software: rfpipe (Law 2017), fetch (Agarwal et al. 2019), numpy (Oliphant 2006), matplotlib (Hunter 2007).
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Subject Keywords:Radio transient sources ; Radio bursts ; High energy astrophysics
Issue or Number:6
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Official Citation:Kshitij Aggarwal et al 2020 Res. Notes AAS 4 94
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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