Report on the first round of the mock LISA data challenges

Arnaud, K.A. et al. (2007) Report on the first round of the mock LISA data challenges. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 24(19), S529-S539. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/24/19/S16)

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Abstract

The Mock LISA Data Challenges (MLDCs) have the dual purpose of fostering the development of LISA data analysis tools and capabilities, and demonstrating the technical readiness already achieved by the gravitational-wave community in distilling a rich science payoff from the LISA data output. The first round of MLDCs has just been completed: nine challenges consisting of data sets containing simulated gravitational-wave signals produced either by galactic binaries or massive black hole binaries embedded in simulated LISA instrumental noise were released in June 2006 with deadline for submission of results at the beginning of December 2006. Ten groups have participated in this first round of challenges. All of the challenges had at least one entry which successfully characterized the signal to better than 95% when assessed via a correlation with phasing ambiguities accounted for. Here, we describe the challenges, summarize the results and provide a first critical assessment of the entries.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Messenger, Dr Christopher and Veitch, Dr John and Hendry, Professor Martin and Woan, Professor Graham and Pitkin, Dr Matthew
Authors: Arnaud, K.A., Auger, G., Babak, S., Baker, J.G., Benacquista, M.J., Bloomer, E., Brown, D.A., Camp, J.B., Cannizzo, J.K., Christensen, N., Clark, J., Cornish, N.J., Crowder, J., Cutler, C., Finn, L.S., Halloin, H., Hayama, K., Hendry, M., Jeannin, O., Krolak, A., Larson, S.L., Mandel, I., Messenger, C., Meyer, R., Mohanty, S., Nayak, R., Numata, K., Petiteau, A., Pitkin, M., Plagnol, E., Porter, E.K., Prix, R., Roever, C., Stroeer, A., Thirumalainambi, R., Thompson, D.E., Toher, J., Umstaetter, R., Vallisneri, M., Vecchio, A., Veitch, J., Vinet, J.Y., Whelan, J.T., and Woan, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Classical and Quantum Gravity
Publisher:Institute of Physics
ISSN:0264-9381
ISSN (Online):1361-6382

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459312Investigations in Gravitational Radiation.Sheila RowanScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/I001085/1Physics and Astronomy