81 New candidate fast radio bursts in Parkes archive

X. Yang, S. B. Zhang, J. S. Wang, G. Hobbs, T. R. Sun, R. N. Manchester, J. J. Geng, C. J. Russell, R. Luo, Z. F. Tang, C. Wang, J. J. Wei, L. Staveley-Smith, S. Dai, Y. Li, Y. Y. Yang, X. F. Wu

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We have searched for weak fast radio burst (FRB) events using a data base containing 568 736 756 transient events detected using the Parkes radio telescope between 1997 and 2001. In order to classify these pulses, and to identify likely FRB candidates, we used a machine-learning algorithm based on ResNet. We identified 81 new candidate FRBs and provide details of their positions, event times, and dispersion measures. These events were detected in only one beam of the Parkes multibeam receiver. We used a relatively low S/N cut-off threshold when selecting these bursts and some have dispersion measures only slightly exceeding the expected Galactic contribution. We therefore present these candidate FRBs as a guide for follow-up observations in the search for repeating FRBs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3238-3245
Number of pages8
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021


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