Search for gravitational-wave bursts in LIGO data from the fourth science run

Abbott, B. et al. (2007) Search for gravitational-wave bursts in LIGO data from the fourth science run. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 24(22), pp. 5343-5369. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/24/22/002)

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Abstract

The fourth science run of the LIGO and GEO 600 gravitational-wave detectors, carried out in early 2005, collected data with significantly lower noise than previous science runs. We report on a search for short-duration gravitational-wave bursts with arbitrary waveform in the 64–1600 Hz frequency range appearing in all three LIGO interferometers. Signal consistency tests, data quality cuts and auxiliary-channel vetoes are applied to reduce the rate of spurious triggers. No gravitational-wave signals are detected in 15.5 days of live observation time; we set a frequentist upper limit of 0.15 day−1 (at 90% confidence level) on the rate of bursts with large enough amplitudes to be detected reliably. The amplitude sensitivity of the search, characterized using Monte Carlo simulations, is several times better than that of previous searches. We also provide rough estimates of the distances at which representative supernova and binary black hole merger signals could be detected with 50% efficiency by this analysis.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heptonstall, Dr Alastair and Cagnoli, Dr Gianpietro and Cantley, Dr Caroline and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Bogenstahl, Miss Johanna and Martin, Dr Iain and Casey, Dr Morag and Barr, Dr Bryan and Reid, Professor Stuart and Cumming, Dr Alan and Veitch, Dr John and Woan, Professor Graham and Crooks, Dr David and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and Hough, Professor James and Ward, Dr Henry and Newton, Dr Gavin and Torrie, Dr Calum and Huttner, Dr Sabina and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Jones, Mr Russell and Murray, Dr Peter and Pitkin, Dr Matthew and Barton, Dr Mark
Authors: Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Adhikari, R., Agresti, J., Ajith, P., Allen, B., Amin, R., Anderson, S.B., Anderson, W.G., Arain, M., Araya, M., Armandula, H., Ashley, M., Aston, S., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Babak, S., Ballmer, S., Bantilan, H., Barish, B.C., Barker, C., Barker, D., Barr, B., Barriga, P., Barton, M., Bayer, K., Belczynski, K., Betzwieser, J., Beyersdorf, P.T., Bhawal, B., Bilenko, I.A., Billingsley, G., Biswas, R., Black, E., Blackburn, K., Blackburn, L., Blair, D., Bland, B., Bogenstahl, J., Bogue, L., Bork, R., Boschi, V., Bose, S., Brady, P.R., Braginsky, V.B., Brau, J.E., Brinkmann, M., Brooks, A., Brown, D.A., Bullington, A., Bunkowski, A., Buonanno, A., Burmeister, O., Busby, D., Byer, R.L., Cadonati, L., Cagnoli, G., Camp, J.B., Cannizzo, J., Cannon, K., Cantley, C., Cao, J., Cardenas, L., Casey, M., Castaldi, G., Cepeda, C., Chalkey, E., Charlton, P., Chatterji, S., Chelkowski, S., Chen, Y., Chiadini, F., Chin, D., Chin, E., Chow, J., Christensen, N., Clark, J., Cochrane, P., Cokelaer, T., Colacino, C.N., Coldwell, R., Conte, R., Cook, D., Corbitt, T., Coward, D., Coyne, D., Creighton, J.D.E., Creighton, T., Croce, R.P., Crooks, D., Cruise, A.M., Cumming, A., Dalrymple, J., D'Ambrosio, E., Danzmann, K., Davies, G., DeBra, D., Degallaix, J., Degree, M., Demma, T., Dergachev, V., Desai, S., DeSalvo, R., Dhurandhar, S., Diaz, M., Dickson, J., Di Credico, A., Diederichs, G., Dietz, A., Doomes, E.E., Drever, R.W.P., Dumas, J.-C., Dupuis, R.J., Dwyer, J.G., Ehrens, P., Espinoza, E., Etzel, T., Evans, M., Evans, T., Fairhurst, S., Fan, Y., Fazi, D., Fejer, M.M., Finn, L.S., Fiumara, V., Fotopoulos, N., Franzen, A., Franzen, K.Y., Freise, A., Frey, R., Fricke, T., Fritschel, P., Frolov, V.V., Fyffe, M., Galdi, V., Garofoli, J., Gholami, I., Giaime, J.A., Giampanis, S., Giardina, K.D., Goda, K., Goetze, E., Goggin, L.M., Gonzalez, G., Gossler, S., Grant, A., Gras, S., Gray, C., Gray, M., Greenhalgh, J., Gretarsson, A.M., Grosso, R., Grote, H., Grunewald, S., Guenther, M., Gustafson, R., Hage, B., Hammer, D., Hanna, C., Hanson, J., Harms, J., Harry, G., Harstad, E., Hayler, T., Heefner, J., Heng, I., Heptonstall, A., Heurs, M., Hewitson, M., Hild, S., Hirose, E., Hoak, D., Hosken, D., Hough, J., Howell, E., Hoyland, D., Huttner, S., Ingram, D., Innerhofer, E., Ito, M., Itoh, Y., Ivanov, A., Jackrel, D., Johnson, B., Johnson, W.W., Jones, D.I., Jones, G., Jones, R., Ju, L., Kalmus, P., Kalogera, V., Kasprzyk, D., Katsavounidis, E., Kawabe, K., Kawamura, S., Kawazoe, F., Kells, W., Keppel, D.G., Khalili, F. 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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