The Mock LISA Data Challenges: from challenge 3 to challenge 4

Babak, S. et al. (2010) The Mock LISA Data Challenges: from challenge 3 to challenge 4. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27(8), 084009. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/27/8/084009)

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Abstract

The Mock LISA Data Challenges are a program to demonstrate LISA data-analysis capabilities and to encourage their development. Each round of challenges consists of one or more datasets containing simulated instrument noise and gravitational waves from sources of undisclosed parameters. Participants analyze the datasets and report best-fit solutions for the source parameters. Here we present the results of the third challenge, issued in April 2008, which demonstrated the positive recovery of signals from chirping galactic binaries, from spinning supermassive-black-hole binaries (with optimal SNRs between ~10 and 2000), from simultaneous extreme-mass-ratio inspirals (SNRs of 10–50), from cosmic-string-cusp bursts (SNRs of 10–100), and from a relatively loud isotropic background with Ωgw(f) ~ 10−11, slightly below the LISA instrument noise.

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NSF grant PHY-0855494 (JTW), and the NSF A&A postdoctoral fellowship under AST09
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Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Veitch, Dr John
Authors: Babak, S., Baker, J. G., Benacquista, M. J., Cornish, N. J., Larson, S. L., Mandel, I., McWilliams, S. T., Petiteau, A., Porter, E. K., Robinson, E. L., Vallisneri, M., Vecchio, A., Adams, M., Arnaud, K. A., Błaut, A., Bridges, M., Cohen, M., Cutler, C., Feroz, F., Gair, J. R., Graff, P., Hobson, M., Key, J. S., Królak, A., Lasenby, A., Prix, R., Shang, Y., Trias, M., Veitch, J., and Whelan, J. T.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:Classical and Quantum Gravity
ISSN:0264-9381
ISSN (Online):1361-6382

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