Report on the second Mock LISA data challenge

Babak, S. et al. (2008) Report on the second Mock LISA data challenge. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 25(11), (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/25/11/114037)

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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 several data sets containing simulated instrument noise and gravitational waves from sources of undisclosed parameters. Participants are asked to analyze the data sets and report the maximum information about the source parameters. The challenges are being released in rounds of increasing complexity and realism: here we present the results of Challenge 2, issued in Jan 2007, which successfully demonstrated the recovery of signals from nonspinning supermassive-black-hole binaries with optimal SNRs between ~10 and 2000, from ~20 000 overlapping galactic white-dwarf binaries (among a realistically distributed population of 26 million), and from the extreme-mass-ratio inspirals of compact objects into central galactic black holes with optimal SNRs ~100.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Messenger, Dr Christopher and Veitch, Dr John and Woan, Professor Graham and Pitkin, Dr Matthew and Hendry, Professor Martin
Authors: Babak, S., Baker, J.G., Benacquista, M.J., Cornish, N.J., Crowder, J., Cutler, C., Larson, S.L., Littenberg, T.B., Porter, E.K., Vallisneri, M., Vecchio, A., Auger, G., Barack, L., Blaut, A., Bloomer, E., Brown, D.A., Christensen, N., Clark, J., Fairhurst, S., Gair, J.R., Halloin, H., Hendry, M., Jimenez, A., Krolak, A., Mandel, I., Messenger, C., Meyer, R., Mohanty, S., Nayak, R., Petiteau, A., Pitkin, M., Plagnol, E., Prix, R., Robinson, E.L., Roever, C., Savov, P., Stroeer, A., Toher, J., Veitch, J., Vinet, J.Y., Wen, L.Q., 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

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