First all-sky upper limits from LIGO on the strength of periodic gravitational waves using the Hough transform

Abbott, B. et al. (2005) First all-sky upper limits from LIGO on the strength of periodic gravitational waves using the Hough transform. Physical Review D, 72(10), p. 102004. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.72.102004)

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Abstract

We perform a wide parameter-space search for continuous gravitational waves over the whole sky and over a large range of values of the frequency and the first spin-down parameter. Our search method is based on the Hough transform, which is a semicoherent, computationally efficient, and robust pattern recognition technique. We apply this technique to data from the second science run of the LIGO detectors and our final results are all-sky upper limits on the strength of gravitational waves emitted by unknown isolated spinning neutron stars on a set of narrow frequency bands in the range 200–400   Hz. The best upper limit on the gravitational-wave strain amplitude that we obtain in this frequency range is 4.43×10-23.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heptonstall, Dr Alastair and Grant, Mr Alastair and Cagnoli, Dr Gianpietro and Cantley, Dr Caroline and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Casey, Dr Morag and Robertson, Professor Norna and Robertson, Dr David and Reid, Professor Stuart and Veitch, Dr John and Plissi, Dr Michael and Woan, Professor Graham and Crooks, Dr David and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and Hough, Professor James and Ward, Dr Henry and Sneddon, Dr Peter and Newton, Dr Gavin and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Murray, Dr Peter and Pitkin, Dr Matthew
Authors: Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Adhikari, R., Ageev, A., Agresti, J., Allen, B., Allen, J., Amin, R., Anderson, S., Anderson, W., Araya, M., Armandula, H., Ashley, M., Asiri, F., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Babak, S., Balasubramanian, R., Ballmer, S., Barish, B., Barker, C., Barker, D., Barnes, M., Barr, B., Barton, M., Bayer, K., Beausoleil, R., Belczynski, K., Bennett, R., Berukoff, S., Betzwieser, J., Bhawal, B., Bilenko, I., Billingsley, G., Black, E., Blackburn, K., Blackburn, L., Bland, B., Bochner, B., Bogue, L., Bork, R., Bose, S., Brady, P., Braginsky, V., Brau, J., Brown, D., Bullington, A., Bunkowski, A., Buonanno, A., Burgess, R., Busby, D., Butler, W., Byer, R., Cadonati, L., Cagnoli, G., Camp, J., Cannizzo, J., Cannon, K., Cantley, C.A., Cardenas, L., Carter, K., Casey, M., Castiglione, J., Chandler, A., Chapsky, J., Charlton, P., Chatterji, S., Chelkowski, S., Chen, Y., Chickarmane, V., Chin, D., Christensen, N., Churches, D., Cokelaer, T., Colacino, C., Coldwell, R., Coles, M., Cook, D., Corbitt, T., Coyne, D., Creighton, J., Creighton, T., Crooks, D.R.M., Csatorday, P., Cusack, B., Cutler, C., Dalrymple, J., DAmbrosio, E., Danzmann, K., Davies, G., Daw, E., DeBra, D., Delker, T., Dergachev, V., Desai, S., DeSalvo, R., Dhurandhar, S., Credico, A., Diaz, M., Ding, H., Drever, R., Dupuis, R., Edlund, J., Ehrens, P., Elliffe, E.J., Etzel, T., Evans, M., Evans, T., Fairhurst, S., Fallnich, C., Farnham, D., Fejer, M., Findley, T., Fine, M., Finn, L., Franzen, K., Freise, A., Frey, R., Fritschel, P., Frolov, V., Fyffe, M., Ganezer, K., Garofoli, J., Giaime, J., Gillespie, A., Goda, K., Goggin, L., Gonzalez, G., Gossler, S., Grandclement, P., Grant, A., Gray, C., Gretarsson, A., Grimmett, D., Grote, H., Grunewald, S., Guenther, M., Gustafson, E., Gustafson, R., Hamilton, W., Hammond, M., Hanson, J., Hardham, C., Harms, J., Harry, G., Hartunian, A., Heefner, J., Hefetz, Y., Heinzel, G., Heng, I., Hennessy, M., Hepler, N., Heptonstall, A., Heurs, M., Hewitson, M., Hild, S., Hindman, N., Hoang, P., Hough, J., Hrynevych, M., Hua, W., Ito, M., Itoh, Y., Ivanov, A., Jennrich, O., Johnson, B., Johnson, W., Johnston, W., Jones, D., Jones, G., Jones, L., Jungwirth, D., Kalogera, V., Katsavounidis, E., Kawabe, K., Kawamura, S., Kells, W., Kern, J., Khan, A., Killbourn, S., Killow, C.J., Kim, C., King, C., King, P., Klimenko, S., Koranda, S., Kotter, K., Kovalik, J., Kozak, D., Krishnan, B., Landry, M., Langdale, J., Lantz, B., Lawrence, R., Lazzarini, A., Lei, M., Leonor, I., Libbrecht, K., Libson, A., Lindquist, P., Liu, S., Logan, J., Lormand, M., Lubinski, M., Luck, H., Luna, M., Lyons, T., Machenschalk, B., MacInnis, M., Mageswaran, M., Mailand, K., Majid, W., Malec, M., Mandic, V., Mann, F., Marin, A., Marka, S., Maros, E., Mason, J., Mason, K., Matherny, O., Matone, L., Mavalvala, N., McCarthy, R., McClelland, D., McHugh, M., McNabb, J., Melissinos, A., Mendell, G., Mercer, R., Meshkov, S., Messaritaki, E., Messenger, C., Mikhailov, E., Mitra, S., Mitrofanov, V., Mitselmakher, G., Mittleman, R., Miyakawa, O., Miyoki, S., Mohanty, S., Moreno, G., Mossavi, K., Mueller, G., Mukherjee, S., Murray, P., Myers, E., Myers, J., Nagano, S., Nash, T., Nayak, R., Newton, G., Nocera, F., Noel, J., Nutzman, P., Olson, T., OReilly, B., Ottaway, D., Ottewill, A., Ouimette, D., Overmier, H., Owen, B., Pan, Y., Papa, M., Parameshwaraiah, V., Parameswaran, A., Parameswariah, C., Pedraza, M., Penn, S., Pitkin, M., Plissi, M., Prix, R., Quetschke, V., Raab, F., Radkins, H., Rahkola, R., Rakhmanov, M., Rao, S., Rawlins, K., Ray-Majumder, S., Re, V., Redding, D., Regehr, M., Regimbau, T., Reid, S., Reilly, K., Reithmaier, K., Reitze, D., Richman, S., Riesen, R., Riles, K., Rivera, B., Rizzi, A., Robertson, D.I., Robertson, N.A., Robinson, C., Robison, L., Roddy, S., Rodriguez, A., Rollins, J., Romano, J., Romie, J., Rong, H., Rose, D., Rotthoff, E., Rowan, S., Rudiger, A., Ruet, L., Russell, P., Ryan, K., Salzman, I., Sandberg, V., Sanders, G., Sannibale, V., Sarin, P., Sathyaprakash, B., Saulson, P., Savage, R., Sazonov, A., Schilling, R., Schlaufman, K., Schmidt, V., Schnabel, R., Schofield, R., Schutz, B., Schwinberg, P., Scott, S., Seader, S., Searle, A., Sears, B., Seel, S., Seifert, F., Sellers, D., Sengupta, A., Shapiro, C., Shawhan, P., Shoemaker, D., Shu, Q., Sibley, A., Siemens, X., Sievers, L., Sigg, D., Sintes, A., Smith, J., Smith, M., Smith, M., Sneddon, P., Spero, R., Spjeld, O., Stapfer, G., Steussy, D., Strain, K.A., Strom, D., Stuver, A., Summerscales, T., Sumner, M., Sung, M., Sutton, P., Sylvestre, J., Takamori, A., Tanner, D., Tariq, H., Taylor, I., Taylor, R., Thorne, K., Thorne, K., Tibbits, M., Tilav, S., Tinto, M., Tokmakov, K., Torres, C., Torrie, C., Traylor, G., Tyler, W., Ugolini, D., Ungarelli, C., Vallisneri, M., van Putten, M., Vass, S., Vecchio, A., Veitch, J., Vorvick, C., Vyachanin, S., Wallace, L., Walther, H., Ward, H., Ward, R., Ware, B., Watts, K., Webber, D., Weidner, A., Weiland, U., Weinstein, A., Weiss, R., Welling, H., Wen, L., Wen, S., Wette, K., Whelan, J., Whitcomb, S., Whiting, B., Wiley, S., Wilkinson, C., Willems, P., Williams, P., Williams, R., Willke, B., Wilson, A., Winjum, B., Winkler, W., Wise, S., Wiseman, A., Woan, G., Woods, D., Wooley, R., Worden, J., Wu, W., Yakushin, I., Yamamoto, H., Yoshida, S., Zaleski, K., Zanolin, M., Zawischa, I., Zhang, L., Zhu, R., Zotov, N., Zucker, M., Zweizig, J., and LIGO Sci Collaboration,
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:1550-7998
ISSN (Online):1089-4918

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