Inferring a characteristic timescale for pulsar microstructure

Mihir Arjunwadkar1*, Dipanjan Mitra2 and Joanna Rankin3
1Centre for Modeling and Simulation, University of Pune, Pune 411007 India
2National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, University of Pune Campus, Pune 411007 India
3Department of Physics, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 USA

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We describe a method to extract quasiperiodicities observed in pulsar single pulses reliably, and then to infer their characteristic timescale. The method is applied to PSR B0301+19 data at time resolution of 59.5 µs from Arecibo Observatory.

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Keywords : pulse microstructure timescales – nonparametric inference