AMON: Transition to real-time operations
1 Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Pennsylvania State University, Univ. Park, PA 16802, USA
2 Dept. of Physics, the Pennsylvania State University, Univ. Park, PA 16802, USA
Published online: 11 April 2016
The Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON) will link the world's leading high-energy neutrino, cosmic-ray, gamma-ray and gravitational wave observatories by performing real-time coincidence searches for multimessenger sources from observatories' subthreshold data streams. The resulting coincidences will be distributed to interested parties in the form of electronic alerts for real-time follow-up observation. We will present the science case, design elements, current and projected partner observatories, status of the AMON project, and an initial AMON-enabled analysis. The prototype of the AMON server has been online since August 2014 and processing archival data. Currently, we are deploying new high-uptime servers and will be ready to start issuing alerts as early as winter 2015/16.
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