All-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the full S5 LIGO data

Abadie, J. et al. (2012) All-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the full S5 LIGO data. Physical Review D, 85(2), Art. 022001. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.85.022001)

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Abstract

We report on an all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the frequency band 50–800 Hz and with the frequency time derivative in the range of 0 through -6×10<sup>-9</sup>  Hz/s. Such a signal could be produced by a nearby spinning and slightly nonaxisymmetric isolated neutron star in our Galaxy. After recent improvements in the search program that yielded a 10× increase in computational efficiency, we have searched in two years of data collected during LIGO’s fifth science run and have obtained the most sensitive all-sky upper limits on gravitational-wave strain to date. Near 150 Hz our upper limit on worst-case linearly polarized strain amplitude h<sub>0</sub> is 1×10<sup>-24</sup>, while at the high end of our frequency range we achieve a worst-case upper limit of 3.8×10<sup>-24</sup> for all polarizations and sky locations. These results constitute a factor of 2 improvement upon previously published data. A new detection pipeline utilizing a loosely coherent algorithm was able to follow up weaker outliers, increasing the volume of space where signals can be detected by a factor of 10, but has not revealed any gravitational-wave signals. The pipeline has been tested for robustness with respect to deviations from the model of an isolated neutron star, such as caused by a low-mass or long-period binary companion.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Grant, Mr Alastair and MacDonald, Miss Erin and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Beveridge, Miss Nicola 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 Gill, Mr Colin and Veitch, Dr John and Plissi, Dr Michael and Speirits, Dr Fiona and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and van Veggel, Dr Marielle 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 Kumar, Mr Rahul and Abernathy, Mr Matthew and Martin, Dr Iain and Robertson, Professor Norna and Gray, Dr Norman and Cumming, Dr Alan and Cunningham, Dr Liam and Bastarrika, Mr Mikel and Woan, Professor Graham and Nelson, Mr John and Hough, Professor James and Huttner, Dr Sabina and Campsie, Mr Paul and Bassiri, Mr Riccardo and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Jones, Mr Russell and Haughian, Dr Karen and Pitkin, Dr Matthew and Murray, Dr Peter
Authors: Abadie, J., Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Abernathy, M., Accadia, T., Acernese, F., Adams, C., Adhikari, R., Affeldt, C., Ajith, P., Allen, B., Allen, G., Amador Ceron, E., Amariutei, D., Amin, R., Anderson, S., Anderson, W., Arai, K., Arain, M., Araya, M., Aston, S., Astone, P., Atkinson, D., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Aylott, B., Babak, S., Baker, P., Ballardin, G., Ballmer, S., Barker, D., Barone, F., Barr, B., Barriga, P., Barsotti, L., Barsuglia, M., Barton, M., Bartos, I., Bassiri, R., Bastarrika, M., Basti, A., Batch, J., Bauchrowitz, J., Bauer, T., Bebronne, M., Behnke, B., Beker, M., Bell, A.S., Belletoile, A., Belopolski, I., Benacquista, M., Berliner, J., Bertolini, A., Betzwieser, J., Beveridge, N., Beyersdorf, P., Bilenko, I., Billingsley, G., Birch, J., Biswas, R., Bitossi, M., Bizouard, M., Black, E., Blackburn, J., Blackburn, L., Blair, D., Bland, B., Blom, M., Bock, O., Bodiya, T., Bogan, C., Bondarescu, R., Bondu, F., Bonelli, L., Bonnand, R., Bork, R., Born, M., Boschi, V., Bose, S., Bosi, L., Bouhou, B., Braccini, S., Bradaschia, C., Brady, P., Braginsky, V., Branchesi, M., Brau, J., Breyer, J., Briant, T., Bridges, D., Brillet, A., Brinkmann, M., Brisson, V., Britzger, M., Brooks, A., Brown, D., Brummit, A., Bulik, T., Bulten, H., Buonanno, A., Burguet–Castell, J., Burmeister, O., Buskulic, D., Buy, C., Byer, R., Cadonati, L., Cagnoli, G., Calloni, E., Camp, J., Campsie, P., Cannizzo, J., Cannon, K., Canuel, B., Cao, J., Capano, C., Carbognani, F., Caride, S., Caudill, S., Cavaglià, M., Cavalier, F., Cavalieri, R., Cella, G., Cepeda, C., Cesarini, E., Chaibi, O., Chalermsongsak, T., Chalkley, E., Charlton, P., Chassande-Mottin, E., Chelkowski, S., Chen, Y., Chincarini, A., Chiummo, A., Cho, H., Christensen, N., Chua, S., Chung, C., Chung, S., Ciani, G., Clara, F., Clark, D., Clark, J., Clayton, J., Cleva, F., Coccia, E., Cohadon, P.-F., Colacino, C., Colas, J., Colla, A., Colombini, M., Conte, A., Conte, R., Cook, D., Corbitt, T., 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College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
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Published Online:05 January 2012

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