Identification and mitigation of narrow spectral artifacts that degrade searches for persistent gravitational waves in the first two observing runs of Advanced LIGO

Covas, P. B. et al. (2018) Identification and mitigation of narrow spectral artifacts that degrade searches for persistent gravitational waves in the first two observing runs of Advanced LIGO. Physical Review D, 97(8), 082002. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.97.082002)

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Abstract

Searches are under way in Advanced LIGO and Virgo data for persistent gravitational waves from continuous sources, e.g. rapidly rotating galactic neutron stars, and stochastic sources, e.g. relic gravitational waves from the Big Bang or superposition of distant astrophysical events such as mergers of black holes or neutron stars. These searches can be degraded by the presence of narrow spectral artifacts (lines) due to instrumental or environmental disturbances. We describe a variety of methods used for finding, identifying and mitigating these artifacts, illustrated with particular examples. Results are provided in the form of lists of line artifacts that can safely be treated as non-astrophysical. Such lists are used to improve the efficiencies and sensitivities of continuous and stochastic gravitational wave searches by allowing vetoes of false outliers and permitting data cleaning.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Spencer, Mr Andrew and Pearlstone, Brynley and Bell, Dr Angus and Toland, Mr Karl and Hammond, Professor Giles and Barr, Dr Bryan and Sorazu Lucio, Dr Borja and Phelps, Margot H and van Veggel, Dr Marielle and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Martin, Dr Iain and Robertson, Professor Norna and Cumming, Dr Alan and Cunningham, Dr Liam and Hough, Professor James and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Jones, Mr Russell
Authors: Covas, P. B., Effler, A., Goetz, E., Meyers, P. M., Neunzert, A., Oliver, M., Pearlstone, B.L., Roma, V. J., Schofield, R. M. S., Adya, V. B., Astone, P., Biscoveanu, S., Callister, T. A., Christensen, N., Colla, A., Coughlin, E., Coughlin, M. W., Crowder, S. G., Dwyer, S. E., Eggenstein, H.-B., Hourihane, S., Kandhasamy, S., Liu, W., Lundgren, A. P., Matas, A., McCarthy, R., McIver, J., Mendell, G., Ormiston, R., Palomba, C., Papa, M. A., Piccinni, O. J., Rao, K., Riles, K., Sammut, L., Schlassa, S., Sigg, D., Strauss, N., Tao, D., Thorne, K. A., Thrane, E., Trembath-Reichert, S., Abbott, B. P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T. D., Adams, C., Adhikari, R. X., Ananyeva, A., Appert, S., Arai, K., Aston, S. M., Austin, C., Ballmer, S. W., Barker, D., Barr, B., Barsotti, L., Bartlett, J., Bartos, I., Batch, J. C., Bejger, M., Bell, A. S., Betzwieser, J., Billingsley, G., Birch, J., Biscans, S., Biwer, C., Blair, C. D., Blair, R. M., Bork, R., Brooks, A. F., Cao, H., Ciani, G., Clara, F., Clearwater, P., Cooper, S. J., Corban, P., Countryman, S. T., Cowart, M. J., Coyne, D. C., Cumming, A., Cunningham, L., Danzmann, K., Da Silva Costa, C. F., Daw, E. J., DeBra, D., DeRosa, R. T., DeSalvo, R., Dooley, K. L., Doravari, S., Driggers, J. C., Edo, T. B., Etzel, T., Evans, M., Evans, T. M., Factourovich, M., Fair, H., Fernández Galiana, A., Ferreira, E. C., Fisher, R. P., Fong, H., Frey, R., Fritschel, P., Frolov, V. V., Fulda, P., Fyffe, M., Gateley, B., Giaime, J. A., Giardina, K. D., Goetz, R., Goncharov, B., Gras, S., Gray, C., Grote, H., Gushwa, K. E., Gustafson, E. K., Gustafson, R., Hall, E. D., Hammond, G., Hanks, J., Hanson, J., Hardwick, T., Harry, G. M., Heintze, M. C., Heptonstall, A. W., Hough, J., Inta, R., Izumi, K., Jones, R., Karki, S., Kasprzack, M., Kaufer, S., Kawabe, K., Kennedy, R., Kijbunchoo, N., Kim, W., King, E. J., King, P. J., Kissel, J. S., Korth, W. Z., Kuehn, G., Landry, M., Lantz, B., Laxen, M., Liu, J., Lockerbie, N. A., Lormand, M., MacInnis, M., Macleod, D. M., Márka, S., Márka, Z., Markosyan, A. S., Maros, E., Marsh, P., Martin, I. W., Martynov, D. V., Mason, K., Massinger, T. J., Matichard, F., Mavalvala, N., McClelland, D. E., McCormick, S., McCuller, L., McIntyre, G., McRae, T., Merilh, E. L., Miller, J., Mittleman, R., Mo, G., Mogushi, K., Moraru, D., Moreno, G., Mueller, G., Mukund, N., Mullavey, A., Munch, J., Nelson, T. J. N., Nguyen, P., Nuttall, L. K., Oberling, J., Oktavia, O., Oppermann, P., Oram, R. J., O’Reilly, B., Ottaway, D. J., Overmier, H., Palamos, J. R., Parker, W., Pele, A., Penn, S., Perez, C. J., Phelps, M., Pierro, V., Pinto, I., Principe, M., Prokhorov, L. G., Puncken, O., Quetschke, V., Quintero, E. A., Radkins, H., Raffai, P., Ramirez, K. E., Reid, S., Reitze, D. H., Robertson, N. A., Rollins, J. G., Romel, C. L., Romie, J. H., Ross, M. P., Rowan, S., Ryan, K., Sadecki, T., Sanchez, E. J., Sanchez, L. E., Sandberg, V., Savage, R. L., Sellers, D., Shaddock, D. A., Shaffer, T. J., Shapiro, B., Shoemaker, D. H., Slagmolen, B. J. J., Smith, B., Smith, J. R., Sorazu, B., Spencer, A.P., Staley, A., Strain, K. A., Sun, L., Tanner, D. B., Tasson, J. D., Taylor, R., Thomas, M., Thomas, P., Toland, K., Torrie, C. I., Traylor, G., Tse, M., Tuyenbayev, D., Vajente, G., Valdes, G., van Veggel, A. A., Vecchio, A., Veitch, P. J., Venkateswara, K., Vo, T., Vorvick, C., Wade, M., Walker, M., Ward, R. L., Warner, J., Weaver, B., Weiss, R., Weßels, P., Willke, B., Wipf, C. C., Wofford, J., Worden, J., Yamamoto, H., Yancey, C. C., Yu, H., Yu, H., Zhang, L., Zhu, S., Zucker, M. E., and Zweizig, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:2470-0010
ISSN (Online):2470-0029
Published Online:23 April 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review D 97(8): 082002
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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