Application of a Hough search for continuous gravitational waves on data from the fifth LIGO science run

Aasi, J. et al. (2014) Application of a Hough search for continuous gravitational waves on data from the fifth LIGO science run. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 31(8), 085014. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/31/8/085014)

Full text not currently available from Enlighten.

Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/31/8/085014

Abstract

We report on an all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the frequency range 50–1000 Hz with the first derivative of frequency in the range −8.9 × 10<sup>−10</sup> Hz s<sup>−1</sup> to zero in two years of data collected during LIGO's fifth science run. Our results employ a Hough transform technique, introducing a χ<sup>2</sup> test and analysis of coincidences between the signal levels in years 1 and 2 of observations that offers a significant improvement in the product of strain sensitivity with compute cycles per data sample compared to previously published searches. Since our search yields no surviving candidates, we present results taking the form of frequency dependent, 95% confidence upper limits on the strain amplitude h<sub>0</sub>. The most stringent upper limit from year 1 is 1.0 × 10<sup>−24</sup> in the 158.00–158.25 Hz band. In year 2, the most stringent upper limit is 8.9 × 10<sup>−25</sup> in the 146.50–146.75 Hz band. This improved detection pipeline, which is computationally efficient by at least two orders of magnitude better than our flagship Einstein@Home search, will be important for 'quick-look' searches in the Advanced LIGO and Virgo detector era.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Grant, Mr Alastair and Bell, Mr Christopher 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 Craig, Mr Kieran and Lawrie, Mr Craig and Evans, Mr Keith and Robertson, Mr Neil and Logue, Mr Joshua and Gill, Mr Colin and Veitch, Dr John and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and van Veggel, Dr Anna-Maria and Newton, Dr Gavin and Torrie, Dr Calum and Davies, Mr Gareth and Hu, Mr Yiming and Hendry, Professor Martin and Scott, Dr Jamie and Santiago Prieto, Mr Ricardo and Kumar, Mr Rahul and Martin, Dr Iain and Cumming, Dr Alan and Cunningham, Dr William and Woan, Professor Graham 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: Aasi, J., Abadie, J., Abbott, B. P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Abernathy, M. R., Accadia, T., Acernese, F., Adams, C., Adams, T., Adhikari, R. X., Affeldt, C., Agathos, M., Aggarwal, N., Aguiar, O. D., Ajith, P., Allen, B., Allocca, A., Ceron, E. A., Amariutei, D., Anderson, R. A., Anderson, S. B., Anderson, W. G., Arai, K., Araya, M. C., Arceneaux, C., Areeda, J., Ast, S., Aston, S. M., Astone, P., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Austin, L., Aylott, B. E., Babak, S., Baker, P. T., Ballardin, G., Ballmer, S. W., Barayoga, J. C., Barker, D., Barnum, S. H., Barone, F., Barr, B., Barsotti, L., Barsuglia, M., Barton, M. A., Bartos, I., Bassiri, R., Basti, A., Batch, J., Bauchrowitz, J., Bauer, T. S., Bebronne, M., Behnke, B., Bejger, M., Beker, M. G., Bell, A. S., Bell, C., Belopolski, I., Bergmann, G., Berliner, J. M., Bersanetti, D., Bertolini, A., Bessis, D., Betzwieser, J., Beyersdorf, P. T., Bhadbhade, T., Bilenko, I. A., Billingsley, G., Birch, J., Bitossi, M., Bizouard, M. A., Black, E., Blackburn, J. K., Blackburn, L., Blair, D., Blom, M., Bock, O., Bodiya, T. P., Boer, M., Bogan, C., Bond, C., Bondu, F., Bonelli, L., Bonnand, R., Bork, R., Born, M., Boschi, V., Bose, S., Bosi, L., Bowers, J., Bradaschia, C., Brady, P. R., Braginsky, V. B., Branchesi, M., Brannen, C. A., Brau, J. E., Breyer, J., Briant, T., Bridges, D. O., Brillet, A., Brinkmann, M., Brisson, V., Britzger, M., Brooks, A. F., Brown, D. A., Brown, D. D., Brückner, F., Bulik, T., Bulten, H. J., Buonanno, A., Buskulic, D., Buy, C., Byer, R. L., Cadonati, L., Cagnoli, G., Bustillo, J. C., Calloni, E., Camp, J. B., Campsie, P., Cannon, K. C., Canuel, B., Cao, J., Capano, C. D., Carbognani, F., Carbone, L., Caride, S., Castiglia, A., Caudill, S., Cavaglià, M., Cavalier, F., Cavalieri, R., Cella, G., Cepeda, C., Cesarini, E., Chakraborty, R., Chalermsongsak, T., Chao, S., Charlton, P., Chassande-Mottin, E., Chen, X., Chen, Y., Chincarini, A., Chiummo, A., Cho, H. S., Chow, J., Christensen, N., Chu, Q., Chua, S. S. Y., Chung, S., Ciani, G., Clara, F., Clark, D. E., Clark, J. A., Cleva, F., Coccia, E., Cohadon, P.-F., Colla, A., Colombini, M., Constancio, M., Conte, A., Conte, R., Cook, D., Corbitt, T. R., Cordier, M., Cornish, N., Corsi, A., Costa, C. A., Coughlin, M. W., Coulon, J.-P., Countryman, S., Couvares, P., Coward, D. M., Cowart, M., Coyne, D. C., Craig, K., Creighton, J. D. E., Creighton, T. D., Crowder, S. G., Cumming, A., Cunningham, W., Cuoco, E., Dahl, K., Canton, T. D., Damjanic, M., Danilishin, S. L., D’Antonio, S., Danzmann, K., Dattilo, V., Daudert, B., Daveloza, H., Davier, M., Davies, G. S., Daw, E. J., Day, R., Dayanga, T., Debreczeni, G., Degallaix, J., Deleeuw, E., Deléglise, S., Pozzo, W. D., Denker, T., Dent, T., Dereli, H., Dergachev, V., DeRosa, R. T., De Rosa, R., DeSalvo, R., Dhurandhar, S., Díaz, M., Dietz, A., Fiore, L. D., Lieto, A. D., Palma, I. D., Virgilio, A. D., Dmitry, K., Donovan, F., Dooley, K. L., Doravari, S., Drago, M., Drever, R. W. P., Driggers, J. C., Du, Z., Dumas, J.-C., Dwyer, S., Eberle, T., Edwards, M., Effler, A., Ehrens, P., Eichholz, J., Eikenberry, S. S., EndrHoczi, G., Essick, R., Etzel, T., Evans, K., Evans, M., Evans, T., Factourovich, M., Fafone, V., Fairhurst, S., Fang, Q., Farinon, S., Farr, B., Farr, W., Favata, M., Fazi, D., Fehrmann, H., Feldbaum, D., Ferrante, I., Ferrini, F., Fidecaro, F., Finn, L. S., Fiori, I., Fisher, R., Flaminio, R., Foley, E., Foley, S., Forsi, E., Fotopoulos, N., Fournier, J.-D., Franco, S., Frasca, S., Frasconi, F., Frede, M., Frei, M., Frei, Z., Freise, A., Frey, R., Fricke, T. T., Fritschel, P., Frolov, V. V., Fujimoto, M.-K., Fulda, P., Fyffe, M., Gair, J., Gammaitoni, L., Garcia, J., Garufi, F., Gehrels, N., Gemme, G., Genin, E., Gennai, A., Gergely, L., Ghosh, S., Giaime, J. A., Giampanis, S., Giardina, K. D., Giazotto, A., Gil-Casanova, S., Gill, C., Gleason, J., Goetz, E., Goetz, R., Gondan, L., González, G., Gordon, N., Gorodetsky, M. L., Gossan, S., Goßler, S., Gouaty, R., Graef, C., Graff, P. B., Granata, M., Grant, A., Gras, S., Gray, C., Greenhalgh, R. J. S., Gretarsson, A. M., Griffo, C., Groot, P., Grote, H., Grover, K., Grunewald, S., Guidi, G. M., Guido, C., Gushwa, K. E., Gustafson, E. K., Gustafson, R., Hall, B., Hall, E., Hammer, D., Hammond, G., Hanke, M., Hanks, J., Hanna, C., Hanson, J., Harms, J., Harry, G. M., Harry, I. W., Harstad, E. D., Hartman, M. T., Haughian, K., Hayama, K., Heefner, J., Heidmann, A., Heintze, M., Heitmann, H., Hello, P., Hemming, G., Hendry, M., Heng, I. S., Heptonstall, A. W., Heurs, M., Hild, S., Hoak, D., Hodge, K. A., Holt, K., Hong, T., Hooper, S., Horrom, T., Hosken, D. J., Hough, J., Howell, E. J., Hu, Y., Hua, Z., Huang, V., Huerta, E. A., Hughey, B., Husa, S., Huttner, S. H., Huynh, M., Huynh-Dinh, T., Iafrate, J., Ingram, D. R., Inta, R., Isogai, T., Ivanov, A., Iyer, B. R., Izumi, K., Jacobson, M., James, E., Jang, H., Jang, Y. J., Jaranowski, P., Jiménez-Forteza, F., Johnson, W. W., Jones, D., Jones, D. I., Jones, R., Jonker, R. J. G., Ju, L., K, H., Kalmus, P., Kalogera, V., Kandhasamy, S., Kang, G., Kanner, J. B., Kasprzack, M., Kasturi, R., Katsavounidis, E., Katzman, W., Kaufer, H., Kaufman, K., Kawabe, K., Kawamura, S., Kawazoe, F., Kéfélian, F., Keitel, D., Kelley, D. B., Kells, W., Keppel, D. G., Khalaidovski, A., Khalili, F. Y., Khazanov, E. A., Kim, B. K., Kim, C., Kim, K., Kim, N., Kim, W., Kim, Y.-M., King, E. J., King, P. J., Kinzel, D. L., Kissel, J. S., Klimenko, S., Kline, J., Koehlenbeck, S., Kokeyama, K., Kondrashov, V., Koranda, S., Korth, W. Z., Kowalska, I., Kozak, D., Kremin, A., Kringel, V., Krishnan, B., Królak, A., Kucharczyk, C., Kudla, S., Kuehn, G., Kumar, A., Kumar, P., Kumar, R., Kurdyumov, R., Kwee, P., Landry, M., Lantz, B., Larson, S., Lasky, P. D., Lawrie, C., Leaci, P., Lebigot, E. O., Lee, C.-H., Lee, H. K., Lee, H. M., Lee, J., Lee, J., Leonardi, M., Leong, J. R., Le Roux, A., Leroy, N., Letendre, N., Levine, B., Lewis, J. B., Lhuillier, V., Li, T. G. F., Lin, A. C., Littenberg, T. B., Litvine, V., Liu, F., Liu, H., Liu, Y., Liu, Z., Lloyd, D., Lockerbie, N. A., Lockett, V., Lodhia, D., Loew, K., Logue, J., Lombardi, A. L., Lorenzini, M., Loriette, V., Lormand, M., Losurdo, G., Lough, J., Luan, J., Lubinski, M. J., Lück, H., Lundgren, A. P., Macarthur, J., Macdonald, E., Machenschalk, B., MacInnis, M., Macleod, D. M., Magana-Sandoval, F., Mageswaran, M., Mailand, K., Majorana, E., Maksimovic, I., Malvezzi, V., Man, N., Manca, G. M., Mandel, I., Mandic, V., Mangano, V., Mantovani, M., Marchesoni, F., Marion, F., Márka, S., Márka, Z., Markosyan, A., Maros, E., Marque, J., Martelli, F., Martin, I. W., Martin, R. M., Martinelli, L., Martynov, D., Marx, J. N., Mason, K., Masserot, A., Massinger, T. J., Matichard, F., Matone, L., Matzner, R. A., Mavalvala, N., May, G., Mazumder, N., Mazzolo, G., McCarthy, R., McClelland, D. E., McGuire, S. C., McIntyre, G., McIver, J., Meacher, D., Meadors, G. D., Mehmet, M., Meidam, J., Meier, T., Melatos, A., Mendell, G., Mercer, R. A., Meshkov, S., Messenger, C., Meyer, M. S., Miao, H., Michel, C., Mikhailov, E. E., Milano, L., Miller, J., Minenkov, Y., Mingarelli, C. M. F., Mitra, S., Mitrofanov, V. P., Mitselmakher, G., Mittleman, R., Moe, B., Mohan, M., Mohapatra, S. R. P., Mokler, F., Moraru, D., Moreno, G., Morgado, N., Mori, T., Morriss, S. R., Mossavi, K., Mours, B., Mow-Lowry, C. M., Mueller, C. L., Mueller, G., Mukherjee, S., Mullavey, A., Munch, J., Murphy, D., Murray, P. G., Mytidis, A., Nagy, M. F., Kumar, D. N., Nardecchia, I., Nash, T., Naticchioni, L., Nayak, R., Necula, V., Nelemans, G., Neri, I., Neri, M., Newton, G., Nguyen, T., Nishida, E., Nishizawa, A., Nitz, A., Nocera, F., Nolting, D., Normandin, M. E., Nuttall, L. K., Ochsner, E., O’Dell, J., Oelker, E., Ogin, G. H., Oh, J. J., Oh, S. H., Ohme, F., Oppermann, P., O’Reilly, B., Larcher, W. O., O’Shaughnessy, R., Osthelder, C., Ott, C. D., Ottaway, D. J., Ottens, R. S., Ou, J., Overmier, H., Owen, B. J., Padilla, C., Pai, A., Palomba, C., Pan, Y., Pankow, C., Paoletti, F., Paoletti, R., Papa, M. A., Paris, H., Pasqualetti, A., Passaquieti, R., Passuello, D., Pedraza, M., Peiris, P., Penn, S., Perreca, A., Phelps, M., Pichot, M., Pickenpack, M., Piergiovanni, F., Pierro, V., Pinard, L., Pindor, B., Pinto, I. M., Pitkin, M., Poeld, J., Poggiani, R., Poole, V., Poux, C., Predoi, V., Prestegard, T., Price, L. R., Prijatelj, M., Principe, M., Privitera, S., Prix, R., Prodi, G. A., Prokhorov, L., Puncken, O., Punturo, M., Puppo, P., Quetschke, V., Quintero, E., Quitzow-James, R., Raab, F. J., Rabeling, D. S., Rácz, I., Radkins, H., Raffai, P., Raja, S., Rajalakshmi, G., Rakhmanov, M., Ramet, C., Rapagnani, P., Raymond, V., Re, V., Reed, C. M., Reed, T., Regimbau, T., Reid, S., Reitze, D. H., Ricci, F., Riesen, R., Riles, K., Robertson, N. A., Robinet, F., Rocchi, A., Roddy, S., Rodriguez, C., Rodruck, M., Roever, C., Rolland, L., Rollins, J. G., Romano, R., Romanov, G., Romie, J. H., Rosińska, D., Rowan, S., Rüdiger, A., Ruggi, P., Ryan, K., Salemi, F., Sammut, L., de la Jordana, L. S., Sandberg, V., Sanders, J., Sannibale, V., Santiago-Prieto, R., Saracco, E., Sassolas, B., Sathyaprakash, B. S., Saulson, P. R., Savage, R., Schilling, R., Schnabel, R., Schofield, R. M. S., Schreiber, E., Schuette, D., Schulz, B., Schutz, B. F., Schwinberg, P., Scott, J., Scott, S. M., Seifert, F., Sellers, D., Sengupta, A. S., Sentenac, D., Sequino, V., Sergeev, A., Shaddock, D., Shah, S., Shahriar, M. S., Shaltev, M., Shapiro, B., Shawhan, P., Shoemaker, D. H., Sidery, T. L., Siellez, K., Siemens, X., Sigg, D., Simakov, D., Singer, A., Singer, L., Sintes, A. M., Skelton, G. R., Slagmolen, B. J. J., Slutsky, J., Smith, J. R., Smith, M. R., Smith, R. J. E., Smith-Lefebvre, N. D., Soden, K., Son, E. J., Sorazu, B., Souradeep, T., Sperandio, L., Staley, A., Steinert, E., Steinlechner, J., Steinlechner, S., Steplewski, S., Stevens, D., Stochino, A., Stone, R., Strain, K. A., Straniero, N., Strigin, S., Stroeer, A. S., Sturani, R., Stuver, A. L., Summerscales, T. Z., Susmithan, S., Sutton, P. J., Swinkels, B., Szeifert, G., Tacca, M., Talukder, D., Tang, L., Tanner, D. B., Tarabrin, S. P., Taylor, R., Braack, A. P. M. t., Thirugnanasambandam, M. P., Thomas, M., Thomas, P., Thorne, K. A., Thorne, K. S., Thrane, E., Tiwari, V., Tokmakov, K. V., Tomlinson, C., Toncelli, A., Tonelli, M., Torre, O., Torres, C. V., Torrie, C. I., Travasso, F., Traylor, G., Tse, M., Ugolini, D., Unnikrishnan, C. S., Vahlbruch, H., Vajente, G., Vallisneri, M., Brand, J. F. J. v. d., Broeck, C. V. D., Putten, S. v. d., Sluys, M. V. v. d., van Heijningen, J., van Veggel, A. A., Vass, S., Vasúth, M., Vaulin, R., Vecchio, A., Vedovato, G., Veitch, J., Veitch, P. J., Venkateswara, K., Verkindt, D., Verma, S., Vetrano, F., Viceré, A., Vincent-Finley, R., Vinet, J.-Y., Vitale, S., Vlcek, B., Vo, T., Vocca, H., Vorvick, C., Vousden, W. D., Vrinceanu, D., Vyachanin, S. P., Wade, A., Wade, L., Wade, M., Waldman, S. J., Walker, M., Wallace, L., Wan, Y., Wang, J., Wang, M., Wang, X., Wanner, A., Ward, R. L., Was, M., Weaver, B., Wei, L.-W., Weinert, M., Weinstein, A. J., Weiss, R., Welborn, T., Wen, L., Wessels, P., West, M., Westphal, T., Wette, K., Whelan, J. T., Whitcomb, S. E., White, D. J., Whiting, B. F., Wibowo, S., Wiesner, K., Wilkinson, C., Williams, L., Williams, R., Williams, T., Willis, J. L., Willke, B., Wimmer, M., Winkelmann, L., Winkler, W., Wipf, C. C., Wittel, H., Woan, G., Worden, J., Yablon, J., Yakushin, I., Yamamoto, H., Yancey, C. C., Yang, H., Yeaton-Massey, D., Yoshida, S., Yum, H., Yvert, M., Zadrożny, A., Zanolin, M., Zendri, J.-P., Zhang, F., Zhang, L., Zhao, C., Zhu, H., Zhu, X. J., Zotov, N., Zucker, M. E., and Zweizig, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Classical and Quantum Gravity
Publisher:IOP Publishing
ISSN:0264-9381
ISSN (Online):1361-6382

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record