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A first comparison of search methods for gravitational wave bursts using LIGO and Virgo simulated data

Beauville, F. and Bizouard, M.-A. and Blackburn, L. and Bosi, L. and Brady, P. and Brocco, L. and Brown, D. and Buskulic, D. and Chatterji, S. and Christensen, N. and Clapson, A.-C. and Fairhurst, S. and Grosjean, D. and Guidi, G. and Hello, P. and Katsavounidis, E. and Knight, M. and Lazzarini, A. and Marion, F. and Mours, B. and Ricci, F. and Viceré, A. and Zanolin, M. (2005) A first comparison of search methods for gravitational wave bursts using LIGO and Virgo simulated data. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 22 (18). S1293-S1301. ISSN 0264-9381. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:BEAcqg05b

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Abstract

We present a comparative study of six search methods for gravitational wave bursts using simulated LIGO and Virgo noise data. The simulated data were generated according to the design sensitivity of the two 4 km LIGO interferometers and the 3 km Virgo interferometer. The searches were applied on replicas of the data sets to which eight different signals were injected. Three figures of merit were employed in this analysis: (a) receiver operator characteristic curves, (b) necessary signal-to-noise ratios for the searches to achieve 50% and 90% efficiencies and (c) variance and bias for the estimation of the arrival time of a gravitational wave burst.


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Additional Information:Copyright © Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing Limited 2005. Print publication: Issue 18 (21 September 2005); Received 13 April 2005, in final form 15 June 2005; Published 6 September 2005 LIGO Laboratory and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory and for the support of this research. The joint LIGO/Virgo working group
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