Detailed comparison of LIGO and Virgo inspiral pipelines in preparation for a joint search

Beauville, F. et al. (2008) Detailed comparison of LIGO and Virgo inspiral pipelines in preparation for a joint search. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 25(4), (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/25/4/045001)

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Abstract

Presented in this paper is a detailed and direct comparison of the detection pipelines used by LIGO and Virgo in their attempt to observe gravitational waves from binary neutron star systems. In order to test the search programs, numerous inspiral signals were added to 24 h of simulated detector data. The efficiencies of the different pipelines were tested, and found to be very similar. Parameter estimation routines were also tested. We demonstrate that there are definite benefits if LIGO and Virgo conduct a joint coincident analysis; these advantages include increased detection efficiency and information on source sky location.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heng, Professor Ik Siong
Authors: Beauville, F., Bizouard, M.A., Blackburn, L., Bosi, L., Brocco, L., Brown, D.A., Buskulic, D., Cavalier, F., Chatterji, S., Christensen, N., Clapson, A.C., Fairhurst, S., Grosjean, D., Guidi, G., Hello, P., Heng, S., Hewitson, M., Katsavounidis, E., Klimenko, S., Knight, M., Lazzarini, A., Leroy, N., Marion, F., Markowitz, J., Melachrinos, C., Mours, B., Ricci, F., Vicere, A., Yakushin, I., and Zanolin, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Classical and Quantum Gravity

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