USA Experiment and Related Publications


Refereed Publications

The Use of Variable Celestial X-ray Sources for Spacecraft Navigaion [UMD Online Access] by S. I. Sheikh, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Maryland (2005).

X-ray Bursts in Neutron Star and Black Hole Binaries from USA and RXTE, D. Tournear, E. Raffauf, E. D. Bloom, W. Focke, B. Giebels, G. Godfrey, P. M. Saz Parkinson, K. T. Reilly, K. S. Wood, P. S. Ray, M. T. Wolff, R. M. Bandyopadhyay, M. N. Lovellette, and Jeffrey D. Scargle, ApJ, in press [220 kB PDF] (2003)

Timing Studies of X-ray Binary Orbits, P. S. Ray, M. T. Wolff, K.S. Wood, and P. Hertz, NRL Review, Feature Article FA4 [1.5 MB PDF] (2003)

X-ray Astronomy at SLAC, P. M. Saz Parkinson (for the USA Collaboration) at "I Encuentro de Astrofisica de Altas Energias", Barcelona, 17–19 December 2002 [PDF]

Absolute Timing of the Crab Pulsar: X-ray, Radio, and Optical Observations, P. S. Ray, K. S. Wood, M. T. Wolff, M. N. Lovellette (NRL), S. Sheikh (UMD), D.-S. Moon, S. S. Eikenberry (Cornell), M. Roberts, A. Lyne, C. Jordan (Jodrell Bank), E. D. Bloom, D. Tournear, P. Saz Parkinson, K. Reilly (SLAC), American Astronomical Society Meeting #201, Seattle, WA [2 MB PDF] (2003)

The Orbit of the High-Mass X-Ray Binary Pulsar 1E1145.1-6141, P. S. Ray and D. Chakrabarty, ApJ, 581, 1293 [astro-ph/0208367] (2002)

Eclipse Timing of the Low Mass X-ray Binary EXO0748-676 III. An apparent Orbital Period Glitch Observed with USA and RXTE, M. T. Wolff, P. Hertz, K. S. Wood, P.S. Ray, R. M. Bandyopadhyay, ApJ, 575, 384 [astro-ph/0205030] (2002)

Observational Signatures of Black Holes: Spectral and Temporal Features of XTE J1550-564, Titarchuk, Lev; Shrader, C. R., ApJ, 567, 1057 (2002)

Observation of X-ray variability in the BL Lac object 1ES1959+65, Berrie Giebels, Elliott D. Bloom, Warren Focke, Gary Godfrey, Greg Madejski, Kaice T. Reilly, Pablo M. Saz Parkinson, Ganya Shabad, Reba M. Bandyopadhyay, Gilbert G. Fritz, Paul Hertz, Michael P. Kowalski, Michael P. Kowalski, Michael N. Lovellette, Paul S. Ray, Michael T. Wolff, Kent S. Wood, Daryl J. Yentis, Jeffrey D. Scargle, ApJ, accepted [astro-ph/0203335] (2002)

Disk Diffusion Propagation Model for the Outburst of XTE J1118+480, Kent S. Wood, Lev Titarchuk, Paul S. Ray, Michael T. Wolff, Michael N. Lovellette, and Reba M. Bandyopadhyay, ApJ, 563, 246 (2001)

B-Field Determination from Magnetoacoustic Oscillations in Kilohertz Quasi-periodic Oscillation Neutron Star Binaries: Theory and Observations, Titarchuk, L. G.; Bradshaw, C. F.; Wood, K. S., ApJ, 560, L55 (2001)

USA Observation of Spectral and Timing Evolution During the 2000 Outburst of XTE J1550-564, K. T. Reilly, E. D. Bloom, W. Focke, B. Giebels, G. Godfrey, P. M. Saz Parkinson, G. Shabad (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University) P. S. Ray, R. M. Bandyopadhyay, K. S. Wood, M. T. Wolff, G. G. Fritz, P. Hertz, M. P. Kowalski, M. N. Lovellette, D. J. Yentis (E. O. Hulburt Center for Space Research, Naval Research Laboratory), Jeffrey D. Scargle (Space Science Division, NASA/Ames Research Center), ApJL, 561, 183L (2001)

Classification of Power Density Spectrum Features and Estimation of the delta-invariant Value for the Z Source GX 340+0, Titarchuk, Lev; Osherovich, Vladimir, ApJ, 555, L55 (2001)

On the Mass-Donating Star in GRS1915+105 by Stephen S. Eikenberry & Reba M. Bandyopadhyay, ApJ, 545, L131 (2000)

USA and RXTE Observations of a Variable Low-Frequency QPO in XTE J1118+480, K. S. Wood, P. S. Ray, R. M. Bandyopadhyay, M. T. Wolff, G. Fritz, P. Hertz, M. P. Kowalski, M. N. Lovellette, D. Yentis, E. Bloom, B. Giebels, G. Godfrey, K. Reilly, P. Saz Parkinson, G. Shabad, J. Scargle, ApJ Letters, 544, L45 (2000)

Simultaneous X-ray and Radio Monitoring of the Unusual Binary LSI+61 303: Measurements of the Lightcurve and High-Energy Spectrum by F. A. Harrison, P. S. Ray, D. A. Leahy, E. B. Waltman, G. G. Pooley, ApJ, 528, 454 (2000).

X-Ray and Optical Observations of BL Hydri, Michael T. Wolff, K.S. Wood, J.N. Imamura, J. Middleditch, and T.Y. Steiman-Cameron, ApJ, 526, 435, (1999)


Note: For X-ray Astronomy papers before the USA era (around 1998), see our X-ray Astronomy Publication List


Monographs

Timing and Spectral Studies of the Peculiar X-Ray Binary Circinus X-1, Pablo Saz Parkinson, Ph.D. Thesis, Stanford University (2003)

X-Ray Timing and Spectral Observations of Galactic Black Hole Candidate XTE J1550-564 During Outburst , Kaice Reilly, Ph.D. Thesis, Stanford University (2002)

Detection of High-Frequency X-ray Variability in a Black Hole Transient With USA (5MB PDF file, 165 pages), G. Shabad, Ph.D. Thesis, Stanford University (2000)


Conference Proceedings/Abstracts

Strategies for Fault-Tolerant, Space-Based Computing: Lessons Learned from the ARGOS Testbed (PDF), M. N. Lovellette, K. S. Wood, D. L. Wood, J. H. Beall, P. P. Shirvani, N. Oh, E. J. McCluskey in IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings, Big Sky, MT [ISBN 0-7803-7232-8] (2002)

The USA X-ray Timing Experiment, P. S. Ray, K.S. Wood, G. Fritz, P. Hertz, M. Kowalski, W.N. Johnson, M.N. Lovellette, M.T. Wolff, D. Yentis, R. M. Bandyopadhyay, E.D. Bloom, B. Giebels, G.Godfrey, K. Reilly, P. Saz Parkinson, G. Shabad, P. Michelson, M. Roberts, D.A. Leahy, L. Cominsky, J. Scargle, J. Beall, D. Chakrabarty, Y. Kim, Proceedings of X-ray Astronomy 1999 — Stellar Endpoints, AGN and the Diffuse Background, Bologna, Italy, AIP Conference Proceedings, 599, 336 (2001)
[This is the most current instrument/mission description]

X-Ray Observations of Mkn 421 With USA, B. Giebels, et al., in Gamma 2000, Heidelberg, Germany (2000)

Timing Calibration of the USA Experiment, P. S. Ray, K. S. Wood, R. M. Bandyopadhyay, G. Fritz, P. Hertz, M. P. Kowalski, M. N. Lovellette, M. T. Wolff, D. Yentis (E. O. Hulburt Center for Space Research, Naval Research Laboratory), E. Bloom, W. Focke, B. Giebels, G. Godfrey, K.T. Reilly, P. Saz Parkinson, G. Shabad (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University), J. Scargle (NASA/ Ames Research Center, Moffett Field), D. Backer, A. Somer (Astronomy Department, U. of California, Berkeley), USA Experiment Science Working Group, presented at the 2000 Meeting of the AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division, November 6-10, 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii

USA and RXTE Observations of SMC X-1, M. T. Wolff, K. S. Wood, P. S. Ray, D. Chakrabarty, R. M. Bandyopadhyay, G. Fritz, P. Hertz, M. P. Kowalski, M. N. Lovellette, D. Yentis (E. O. Hulburt Center for Space Research, Naval Research Laboratory), P. Saz Parkinson, E. Bloom, W. Focke, B. Giebels, G. Godfrey, K.T. Reilly, G. Shabad (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University), J. Scargle (NASA/ Ames Research Center), USA Experiment Science Working Group, presented at the 2000 Meeting of the AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division, November 6-10, 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii

Observations of the Microquasar GRS1915+105 with the USA Experiment on ARGOS, R. M. Bandyopadhyay (NRL/NRC), K. S. Wood, P. S. Ray, M. T. Wolff, G. Fritz, P. Hertz, M. P. Kowalski, M. N. Lovellette, D. Yentis (NRL), E. Bloom, W. Focke, B. Giebels, G. Godfrey, K. T. Reilly, P. Saz Parkinson, G. Shahbad (SLAC), J. Scargle (NASA Ames), L. Titarchuk (George Mason University), USA Science Working Group Collaboration, presented at the 2000 Meeting of the AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division, November 6-10, 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii

Shot Noise in USA lightcurves of Black Hole Transient XTE J1118+480, W.B. Focke (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University), J. Scargle (NASA/ Ames Research Center), E. Bloom, B. Giebels, G. Godfrey, K.T. Reilly, P. Saz Parkinson, G. Shabad (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University), K.S. Wood, P.S. Ray, R.M. Bandyopadhyay, M.T. Wolff, G. Fritz, P. Hertz, M.P. Kowalski, M.N. Lovellette, D. Yentis (E. O. Hulburt Center for Space Research, Naval Research Laboratory), USA Experiment Science Working Group, presented at the 2000 Meeting of the AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division, November 6-10, 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii

An Apparent Orbital Period Glitch in the Low Mass X-ray Binary EXO0748-676 Observed with USA and RXTE, P. Hertz (NASA Headquarters), M. T. Wolff, R. M. Bandyopadhyay (NRL/NRC Cooperative Research Associate), D. Livingston (Pennsylvania State Univ.), P. S. Ray, K. S. Wood (NRL), presented at the 2000 Meeting of the AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division, November 6-10, 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii

Comparing XTE J1118+480 and Cyg X-1 using USA X-ray Power Spectra, E.D. Bloom, G. Godfrey, W. Focke, B. Giebels, P. Saz Parkinson, K.T. Reilly, G. Shabad (Stanford University), K.S. Wood, P.S. Ray, R.M. Bandyopadhyay, M.T. Wolff, G. Fritz, P. Hertz, M.P. Kowalski, M.N. Lovellette, D. Yentis (Naval Research Laboratory), J. Scargle (NASA/ Ames Research Center), USA Experiment Collaboration, presented at the 2000 Meeting of the AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division, November 6-10, 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii

USA observations of Circinus X-1, P. Saz Parkinson, E. Bloom, W. Focke, B. Giebels, G. Godfrey, K.T. Reilly, G. Shabad (Stanford University), K.S. Wood, P.S. Ray, R.M. Bandyopadhyay, M.T. Wolff, G. Fritz, P. Hertz, M.P. Kowalski, M.N. Lovellette, D. Yentis (Naval Research Laboratory), J. Scargle (NASA/Ames Research Center), USA Collaboration, presented at the 2000 Meeting of the AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division, November 6-10, 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii

High-Frequency Variability and Energy Dependence of 5 Hz QPO in Black Hole Transient XTE J1859+226, K.T. Reilly, G. Shabad, E. Bloom, W. Focke, B. Giebels, G. Godfrey, P. Saz Parkinson (Stanford University), K.S. Wood, P.S. Ray, R.M. Bandyopadhyay, M.T. Wolff, G. Fritz, P. Hertz, M.P. Kowalski, M.N. Lovellette, D. Yentis (Naval Research Laboratory), J. Scargle (NASA/Ames Research Center), USA Collaboration, presented at the 2000 Meeting of the AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division, November 6-10, 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii

RXTE Timing of the X-ray Pulsar 1E1145.1-6141 by P. S. Ray and D. Chakrabarty, presented at Rossi 2000: Astrophysics with the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer. March 22-24, 2000

Observations of GRS1915+105 with the USA Experiment on ARGOS by R. M. Bandyopadhyay, B. Giebels, K. S. Wood, P. L. Hertz, M. N. Lovellette, P. S. Ray, M. T. Wolff,  and E. D. Bloom, presented at Rossi 2000: Astrophysics with the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer. March 22-24, 2000

Eclipse Monitoring of EXO0748-676 with USA and RXTE by P. Hertz, D. Livingston, P. S. Ray, M. T. Wolff, K. S. Wood, presented at Rossi 2000: Astrophysics with the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer. March 22-24, 2000

Early Science Results from the USA Experiment by P. Hertz, P.; Wood, K. S.; Fritz, G.; Kowalski, M. P.; Johnson, W. N.; Lovellette, M. N.; Ray, P. S.; Wolff, M. T.; Yentis, D.; Bandyopadhyay, R. M.; Bloom, E. D.; Giebels, B.; Godfrey, G.; Reilly, K.; Saz Parkinson, P.; Shabad, G.; Michelson, P.; Roberts, M.; Beall, J.; Chakrabarty, D.; Cominsky, L.; Kim, Y.; Leahy, D. A.; Scargle, J. presented at American Astronomical Society Meeting 195, #39.01 (1999)

Initial Results from the USA Experiment on ARGOS by Wood, K. S.; Fritz, G.; Hertz, P. L.; Johnson, W. N.; Lovellette, M. N.; Ray, P. S.; Wolff, M. T.; Bandyopadhyay, R.; Bloom, E. D.; Chaput, C.; Godfrey, G.; Saz Parkinson, P.; Shabad, G.; Michelson, P.; Roberts, M.; Leahy, D. A.; Cominsky, L.; Scargle, J.; Beall, J.; Chakrabarty, D.; Kim, Y., presented at American Astronomical Society Meeting 194, #103.03 (1999)

RXTE Observations of BL Hyi and V2301 Oph, M. T. Wolff, K. S. Wood, J. Imamura, T. Steiman-Cameron, J. Middleditch (PDF FILE), talk presented at Oxford CV Meeting, May 1999.

The USA Experiment on the ARGOS Satellite: A Low Cost Instrument for Timing X-ray Binaries by K. S. Wood, G. Fritz, P. Hertz, W. N. Johnson, M. N. Lovelette, M. T. Wolff, E. Bloom, G. Godfrey, J. Hanson, P. Michelson, R. Taylor, H. Wen in The Evolution of X-ray Binaries, eds. S. S. Holt & C. S. Day, AIP Proceedings 308, 561 (1994).

Navigation Studies Utilizing the NRL-801 Experiment and the ARGOS Satellite by K. S. Wood in Small Satellite Technology and Applications III, ed. B. J. Horais, SPIE Proceedings vol. 1940, 105 (1993).

The USA Experiment on the ARGOS Satellite: A Low-Cost Instrument for Timing X-ray Binaries by K. S. Wood, G. Fritz, P. Hertz, W. N. Johnson, M.P. Kowalski, M. N. Lovellette, M. T. Wolff, D.J. Yentis, E. Bloom, L. Cominsky, K. Fairfield, G. Godfrey, J. Hanson, A. Lee, P. Michelson, R. Taylor, & H. Wen in EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy V, eds. O. H. Siegmund & J. V. Vallerga, SPIE Proceedings vol. 2280, 19 (1994).


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