First joint search for gravitational-wave bursts in LIGO and GEO 600 data
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First joint search for gravitational-wave bursts in LIGO and GEO 600 data.
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We present the results of the first joint search for gravitational-wave bursts by the LIGO and GEO 600 detectors. We search for bursts with characteristic central frequencies in the band 768-2048 Hz in the data acquired between 22 February and 23 March, 2005 (fourth LSC Science Run-S4). We discuss the inclusion of the GEO 600 data in the Waveburst-CorrPower pipeline that first searches for coincident excess power events without taking into account differences in the antenna responses or strain sensitivities of the various detectors. We compare the performance of this pipeline to that of the coherent Waveburst pipeline based on the maximum likelihood statistic. This likelihood statistic is derived from a coherent sum of the detector data streams that takes into account the antenna patterns and sensitivities of the different detectors in the network. We find that the coherent Waveburst pipeline is sensitive to signals of amplitude 30-50% smaller than the Waveburst-CorrPower pipeline. We perform a search for gravitational-wave bursts using both pipelines and find no detection candidates in the S4 data set when all four instruments were operating stably.
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Received 8 August 2008, in final form 6 October 2008. Published 27 November 2008. Print publication: Issue 24 (21 December 2008).
The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory and the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Max-Planck-Society, and the State of Niedersachsen/Germany for support of the construction and operation of the GEO600 detector. The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support of the research by these agencies and by the Australian Research Council, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India, the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy, the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, the Conselleria d’Economia, Hisenda i Innovació of the Govern de les Illes Balears, the Royal Society, the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Carnegie Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This document has been assigned LIGO Laboratory document number LIGO-P080008-B-Z.|
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|Subject Keywords:||SCIENCE RUN; INVERSE PROBLEM; DETECTOR; GEO-600; ALGORITHM |
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|Official Citation:||First joint search for gravitational-wave bursts in LIGO and GEO 600 data
B Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, P Ajith, B Allen, G Allen, R Amin, S B Anderson, W G Anderson, M A Arain, M Araya, H Armandula, P Armor, Y Aso, S Aston, P Aufmuth, C Aulbert, S Babak, S Ballmer, H Bantilan, B C Barish, C Barker, D Barker, B Barr, P Barriga, M A Barton, I Bartos, M Bastarrika, K Bayer, J Betzwieser, P T Beyersdorf, I A Bilenko, G Billingsley, R Biswas, E Black, K Blackburn, L Blackburn, D Blair, B Bland, T P Bodiya, L Bogue, R Bork, V Boschi, S Bose, P R Brady, V B Braginsky, J E Brau, M Brinkmann, A Brooks, D A Brown, G Brunet, A Bullington, A Buonanno, O Burmeister, R L Byer, L Cadonati, G Cagnoli, J B Camp, J Cannizzo, K Cannon, J Cao, L Cardenas, T Casebolt, G Castaldi, C Cepeda, E Chalkley, P Charlton, S Chatterji, S Chelkowski, Y Chen, N Christensen, D Clark, J Clark, T Cokelaer, R Conte, D Cook, T Corbitt, D Coyne, J D E Creighton, A Cumming, L Cunningham, R M Cutler, J Dalrymple, K Danzmann, G Davies, D DeBra, J Degallaix, M Degree, V Dergachev, S Desai, R DeSalvo, S Dhurandhar, M Díaz, J Dickson, A Di Credico, A Dietz, F Donovan, K L Dooley, E E Doomes, R W P Drever, I Duke, J-C Dumas, R J Dupuis, J G Dwyer, C Echols, A Effler, P Ehrens, E Espinoza, T Etzel, T Evans, S Fairhurst, Y Fan, D Fazi, H Fehrmann, M M Fejer, L S Finn, K Flasch, N Fotopoulos, A Freise, R Frey, T Fricke, P Fritschel, V V Frolov, M Fyffe, J Garofoli, I Gholami, J A Giaime, S Giampanis, K D Giardina, K Goda, E Goetz, L Goggin, G González, S Gossler, R Gouaty, A Grant, S Gras, C Gray, M Gray, R J S Greenhalgh, A M Gretarsson, F Grimaldi, R Grosso, H Grote, S Grunewald, M Guenther, E K Gustafson, R Gustafson, B Hage, J M Hallam, D Hammer, C Hanna, J Hanson, J Harms, G Harry, E Harstad, K Hayama, T Hayler, J Heefner, I S Heng, M Hennessy, A Heptonstall, M Hewitson, S Hild, E Hirose, D Hoak, D Hosken, J Hough, B Hughey, S H Huttner, D Ingram, M Ito, A Ivanov, B Johnson, W W Johnson, D I Jones, G Jones, R Jones, L Ju, P Kalmus, V Kalogera, S Kamat, J Kanner, D Kasprzyk, E Katsavounidis, K Kawabe, S Kawamura, F Kawazoe, W Kells, D G Keppel, F Ya Khalili, R Khan, E Khazanov, C Kim, P King, J S Kissel, S Klimenko, K Kokeyama, V Kondrashov, R K Kopparapu, D Kozak, I Kozhevatov, B Krishnan, P Kwee, P K Lam, M Landry, M M Lang, B Lantz, A Lazzarini, M Lei, N Leindecker, V Leonhardt, I Leonor, K Libbrecht, H Lin, P Lindquist, N A Lockerbie, D Lodhia, M Lormand, P Lu, M Lubinski, A Lucianetti, H Lück, B Machenschalk, M MacInnis, M Mageswaran, K Mailand, V Mandic, S Márka, Z Márka, A Markosyan, J Markowitz, E Maros, I Martin, R M Martin, J N Marx, K Mason, F Matichard, L Matone, R Matzner, N Mavalvala, R McCarthy, D E McClelland, S C McGuire, M McHugh, G McIntyre, G McIvor, D McKechan, K McKenzie, T Meier, A Melissinos, G Mendell, R A Mercer, S Meshkov, C J Messenger, D Meyers, J Miller, J Minelli, S Mitra, V P Mitrofanov, G Mitselmakher, R Mittleman, O Miyakawa, B Moe, S Mohanty, G Moreno, K Mossavi, C MowLowry, G Mueller, S Mukherjee, H Mukhopadhyay, H Müller-Ebhardt, J Munch, P Murray, E Myers, J Myers, T Nash, J Nelson, G Newton, A Nishizawa, K Numata, J O'Dell, G Ogin, B O'Reilly, R O'Shaughnessy, D J Ottaway, R S Ottens, H Overmier, B J Owen, Y Pan, C Pankow, M A Papa, V Parameshwaraiah, P Patel, M Pedraza, S Penn, A Perreca, T Petrie, I M Pinto, M Pitkin, H J Pletsch, M V Plissi, F Postiglione, M Principe, R Prix, V Quetschke, F Raab, D S Rabeling, H Radkins, N Rainer, M Rakhmanov, M Ramsunder, H Rehbein, S Reid, D H Reitze, R Riesen, K Riles, B Rivera, N A Robertson, C Robinson, E L Robinson, S Roddy, A Rodriguez, A M Rogan, J Rollins, J D Romano, J Romie, R Route, S Rowan, A Rüdiger, L Ruet, P Russell, K Ryan, S Sakata, M Samidi, L Sancho de la Jordana, V Sandberg, V Sannibale, S Saraf, P Sarin, B S Sathyaprakash, S Sato, P R Saulson, R Savage, P Savov, S W Schediwy, R Schilling, R Schnabel, R Schofield, B F Schutz, P Schwinberg, S M Scott, A C Searle, B Sears, F Seifert, D Sellers, A S Sengupta, P Shawhan, D H Shoemaker, A Sibley, X Siemens, D Sigg, S Sinha, A M Sintes, B J J Slagmolen, J Slutsky, J R Smith, M R Smith, N D Smith, K Somiya, B Sorazu, L C Stein, A Stochino, R Stone, K A Strain, D M Strom, A Stuver, T Z Summerscales, K-X Sun, M Sung, P J Sutton, H Takahashi, D B Tanner, R Taylor, R Taylor, J Thacker, K A Thorne, K S Thorne, A Thüring, M Tinto, K V Tokmakov, C Torres, C Torrie, G Traylor, M Trias, W Tyler, D Ugolini, J Ulmen, K Urbanek, H Vahlbruch, C Van Den Broeck, M van der Sluys, S Vass, R Vaulin, A Vecchio, J Veitch, P Veitch, A Villar, C Vorvick, S P Vyachanin, S J Waldman, L Wallace, H Ward, R Ward, M Weinert, A Weinstein, R Weiss, S Wen, K Wette, J T Whelan, S E Whitcomb, B F Whiting, C Wilkinson, P A Willems, H R Williams, L Williams, B Willke, I Wilmut, W Winkler, C C Wipf, A G Wiseman, G Woan, R Wooley, J Worden, W Wu, I Yakushin, H Yamamoto, Z Yan, S Yoshida, M Zanolin, J Zhang, L Zhang, C Zhao, N Zotov, M Zucker and J Zweizig (LIGO Scientific Collaboration) 2008 Class. 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