The AURIGA-LIGO joint burst search

Cadonati, L. et al. (2005) The AURIGA-LIGO joint burst search. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 22(18), S1337-S1347. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/22/18/S47)

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Abstract

Over the course of a two-week period, starting on Christmas Eve 2003, the recently upgraded AURIGA and the LIGO observatory were simultaneously acquiring data. This first coincidence run between the two projects triggered a new collaborative effort in the search for gravitational wave bursts. This paper introduces the goals of the AURIGA–LIGO joint analysis and the methods that have been formulated to address the challenges of a coincidence between detectors with different spectral sensitivities, bandwidths and antenna patterns. Two approaches are presented, both based on the exchange of event triggers between AURIGA and LIGO: a set of directional coincidence searches, which exploit measured amplitude information, and a cross-correlation search in the LIGO interferometers around the time of the AURIGA events, with minimal assumptions on the signal characteristics.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heng, Professor Ik Siong
Authors: Cadonati, L., Baggio, L., Heng, I.S., Johnson, W., Mion, A., Ortolan, A., Poggi, S., Prodi, G.A., Salemi, F., Sutton, P., Vedovato, G., Zanolin, M., and Zendri, J.P.
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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