PM Survey: Key Aspects

We use the 20 cm multibeam receiver system and multibeam filter banks, digitizer and data-acquisition system to survey a region within |b| < 5 degrees in the inner Galactic plane for pulsars, many of which will be young and/or short-period. Our survey is a factor of seven more sensitive to young and distant pulsars than that of Johnston et al. (1992) which detected 100 pulsars.

The PM Survey is specifically targeted for:

As of August 1999, analysis of about 50% of the total expected data to be collected has resulted in the confirmed detection of over 400 new pulsars (an increase of more than 50% of the known population).

Here are some of the features of the PM Survey: