Searching for and Identifying Pulsars



Table of Contents

Introduction
Finding Pulsars
    Fourier Transforms
    Radio Frequency Interference
PRESTO and Finding Pulsars
    The Time Domain and Pulse Profile
    Frequency and Sub-bands
    The Dispersion Measure
    The Period and Period Derivative
    The Search Information
Getting Down to Business: Telling Real Pulsars from RFI
    Using the Time Domain and Pulse Profile
    Broad Band vs. Narrow Band Signals
    Transient Emission
    The Dispersion Measure
    Some Other Things To Consider
APPENDIX: The Nature of Light
Glossary
Glossary of PRESTO Search Information