First low-latency LIGO+Virgo search for binary inspirals and their electromagnetic counterparts

Abadie, J. et al. (2012) First low-latency LIGO+Virgo search for binary inspirals and their electromagnetic counterparts. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 541, A155. (doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201218860)

Abadie, J. et al. (2012) First low-latency LIGO+Virgo search for binary inspirals and their electromagnetic counterparts. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 541, A155. (doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201218860)

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Abstract

Aims. The detection and measurement of gravitational-waves from coalescing neutron-star binary systems is an important science goal for ground-based gravitational-wave detectors. In addition to emitting gravitational-waves at frequencies that span the most sensitive bands of the LIGO and Virgo detectors, these sources are also amongst the most likely to produce an electromagnetic counterpart to the gravitational-wave emission. A joint detection of the gravitational-wave and electromagnetic signals would provide a powerful new probe for astronomy. Methods. During the period between September 19 and October 20, 2010, the first low-latency search for gravitational-waves from binary inspirals in LIGO and Virgo data was conducted. The resulting triggers were sent to electromagnetic observatories for followup. We describe the generation and processing of the low-latency gravitational-wave triggers. The results of the electromagnetic image analysis will be described elsewhere.</p> <p>Results. Over the course of the science run, three gravitational-wave triggers passed all of the low-latency selection cuts. Of these, one was followed up by several of our observational partners. Analysis of the gravitational-wave data leads to an estimated false alarm rate of once every 6.4 days, falling far short of the requirement for a detection based solely on gravitational-wave data.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Grant, Mr Alastair and MacDonald, Miss Erin and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Bell, Dr Angus and Hammond, Professor Giles and Hild, Professor Stefan and Barr, Dr Bryan and Sorazu Lucio, Dr Borja and Reid, Professor Stuart and Lawrie, Mr Craig and Edgar, Dr Matthew and Evans, Mr Keith and Robertson, Mr Neil and Gill, Mr Colin and Veitch, Dr John and Plissi, Dr Michael and Speirits, Dr Fiona and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and van Veggel, Dr Anna-Maria and Newton, Dr Gavin and Torrie, Dr Calum and Graef, Dr Christian and Hendry, Professor Martin and Scott, Dr Jamie and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Abernathy, Mr Matthew and Kumar, Mr Rahul and Martin, Dr Iain and Gray, Dr Norman and Cumming, Dr Alan and Bastarrika, Mr Mikel and Cunningham, Dr William and Woan, Professor Graham and Nelson, Mr John and Hough, Professor James and Huttner, Dr Sabina and Campsie, Mr Paul and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Jones, Mr Russell and Haughian, Dr Karen and Murray, Dr Peter and Pitkin, Dr Matthew
Authors: Abadie, J., Abbott, B. P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T. D., Abernathy, M., Accadia, T., Acernese, F., Adams, C., Adhikari, R., Affeldt, C., Agathos, M., Agatsuma, K., Ajith, P., Allen, B., Amador Ceron, E., Amariutei, D., Anderson, S. B., Anderson, W. G., Arai, K., Arain, M. A., Araya, M. C., Aston, S. M., Astone, P., Atkinson, D., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Aylott, B. E., Babak, S., Baker, P., Ballardin, G., Ballmer, S., Barayoga, J. C. B., Barker, D., Barone, F., Barr, B., Barsotti, L., Barsuglia, M., Barton, M. A., Bartos, I., Bassiri, R., Bastarrika, M., Basti, A., Batch, J., Bauchrowitz, J., Bauer, T. S., Bebronne, M., Beck, D., Behnke, B., Bejger, M., Beker, M. G., Bell, A.S., Belletoile, A., Belopolski, I., Benacquista, M., Berliner, J. M., Bertolini, A., Betzwieser, J., Beveridge, N., Beyersdorf, P. T., Bilenko, I. A., Billingsley, G., Birch, J., Biswas, R., Bitossi, M., Bizouard, M. A., Black, E., Blackburn, J. 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