Data analysis for the LISA Technology Package

Hewitson, M. et al. (2009) Data analysis for the LISA Technology Package. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 26(9), 094003. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/26/9/094003)

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Abstract

The LISA Technology Package (LTP) on board the LISA Pathfinder mission aims to demonstrate some key concepts for LISA which cannot be tested on ground. The mission consists of a series of preplanned experimental runs. The data analysis for each experiment must be designed in advance of the mission. During the mission, the analysis must be carried out promptly so that the results can be fed forward into subsequent experiments. As such a robust and flexible data analysis environment needs to be put in place. Since this software is used during mission operations and effects the mission timeline, it must be very robust and tested to a high degree. This paper presents the requirements, design and implementation of the data analysis environment (LTPDA) that will be used for analysing the data from LTP. The use of the analysis software to perform mock data challenges (MDC) is also discussed, and some highlights from the first MDC are presented.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robertson, Dr David and Hough, Professor James and Ward, Professor Henry and Perreur-Lloyd, Mr Michael and Killow, Dr Christian
Authors: Hewitson, M., Armano, M., Benedetti, M., Bogenstahl, J., Bortoluzzi, D., Bosetti, P., Brandt, N., Cavalleri, A., Ciani, G., Cristofolini, I., Cruise, M., Danzmann, K., Diepholz, I., Dolesi, R., Fauste, J., Ferraioli, L., Fertin, D., Fichter, W., Garcia, A., Garcia, C., Grynagier, A., Guzman, F., Fitzsimons, E., Heinzel, G., Hollington, D., Hough, J., Hueller, M., Hoyland, D., Jennrich, O., Johlander, B., Killow, C., Lobo, A., Mance, D., Mateos, I., McNamara, P., Monsky, A., Nicolini, D., Nicolodi, D., Nofrarias, M., Perreur-Lloyd, M., Plagnol, E., Racca, G., Ramos-Castro, J., Robertson, D., Sanjuan, J., Schulte, M., Shaul, D., Smit, M., Stagnaro, L., Steier, F., Sumner, T., Tateo, N., Tombolato, D., Vischer, G., Vitale, S., Wanner, G., Ward, H., Waschke, S., Wand, V., Wass, P., Weber, W., Ziegler, T., and Zweifel, 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
Published Online:20 April 2009

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
390881Construction of Optical Bench Sub-Assembly for LISA PathfinderHenry WardParticle Physics & Astronomy Research Council (PPARC)PP/D507258/1Physics and Astronomy
459312Investigations in Gravitational Radiation.Sheila RowanScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/I001085/1Physics and Astronomy