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G. and Woan, G. and Woods, D. and Wooley, R. and Worden, J. and Wu, W. and Yakushin, I. and Yamamoto, H. and Yan, Z. and Yoshida, S. and Yunes, N. and Zanolin, M. and Zhang, J. and Zhang, L. and Zhao, C. and Zotov, N. and Zucker, M. and zur Mühlen, H. and Zweizig, J. and Weinstein, Alan J. (2008) A joint search for gravitational wave bursts with AURIGA and LIGO. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 25 (9). 095004. ISSN 0264-9381. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20090630-134133512

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The first simultaneous operation of the AURIGA detector and the LIGO observatory was an opportunity to explore real data, joint analysis methods between two very different types of gravitational wave detectors: resonant bars and interferometers. This paper describes a coincident gravitational wave burst search, where data from the LIGO interferometers are cross-correlated at the time of AURIGA candidate events to identify coincident transients. The analysis pipeline is tuned with two thresholds, on the signal-to-noise ratio of AURIGA candidate events and on the significance of the cross-correlation test in LIGO. The false alarm rate is estimated by introducing time shifts between data sets and the network detection efficiency is measured by adding simulated gravitational wave signals to the detector output. The simulated waveforms have a significant fraction of power in the narrower AURIGA band. In the absence of a detection, we discuss how to set an upper limit on the rate of gravitational waves and to interpret it according to different source models. Due to the short amount of analyzed data and to the high rate of non-Gaussian transients in the detectors' noise at the time, the relevance of this study is methodological: this was the first joint search for gravitational wave bursts among detectors with such different spectral sensitivity and the first opportunity for the resonant and interferometric communities to unify languages and techniques in the pursuit of their common goal.


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Additional Information:© 2008 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 18 October 2007, in final form 25 January 2008 Published 15 April 2008. http://stacks.iop.org/ CQG/25/095004 The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) 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 theGEO600 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 Educaciόn y Ciencia, the Conselleria d’Economia, Hisenda i Innovaciό of the Govern de les Illes Balears, 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. The AURIGA Collaboration acknowledges the support of the research by the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), the Universities of Ferrara, Firenze, Padova and Trento, the Center of Trento of the Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie - Istituto Trentino di Cultura and the Consorzio Criospazio Ricerche of Trento. This paper was assigned LIGO document number P070086-04. PACS numbers: 04.80.Nn, 95.30.Sf, 95.85.Sz
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Official Citation:A joint search for gravitational wave bursts with AURIGA and LIGO L Baggio, M Bignotto, M Bonaldi, M Cerdonio, M De Rosa, P Falferi, S Fattori, P Fortini, G Giusfredi, M Inguscio, N Liguori, S Longo, F Marin, R Mezzena, A Mion, A Ortolan, S Poggi, G A Prodi, V Re, F Salemi, G Soranzo, L Taffarello, G Vedovato, A Vinante, S Vitale, J P Zendri, B Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, J Agresti, P Ajith, B Allen, R Amin, S B Anderson, W G Anderson, M Arain, M Araya, H Armandula, M Ashley, 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, K Bayer, K Belczynski, J Betzwieser, P T Beyersdorf, B Bhawal, I A Bilenko, G Billingsley, R Biswas, E Black, K Blackburn, L Blackburn, D Blair, B Bland, J Bogenstahl, L Bogue, R Bork, V Boschi, S Bose, P R Brady, V B Braginsky, J E Brau, M Brinkmann, A Brooks, D A Brown, A Bullington, A Bunkowski, A Buonanno, O Burmeister, D Busby, W E Butler, R L Byer, L Cadonati, G Cagnoli, J B Camp, J Cannizzo, K Cannon, C A Cantley, J Cao, L Cardenas, K Carter, M M Casey, G Castaldi, C Cepeda, E Chalkley, P Charlton, S Chatterji, S Chelkowski, Y Chen, F Chiadini, D Chin, E Chin, J Chow, N Christensen, J Clark, P Cochrane, T Cokelaer, C N Colacino, R Coldwell, R Conte, D Cook, T Corbitt, D Coward, D Coyne, J D E Creighton, T D Creighton, R P Croce, D R M Crooks, A M Cruise, A Cumming, J Dalrymple, E D'Ambrosio, K Danzmann, G Davies, D DeBra, J Degallaix, M Degree, T Demma, V Dergachev, S Desai, R DeSalvo, S Dhurandhar, M Díaz, J Dickson, A Di Credico, G Diederichs, A Dietz, E E Doomes, R W P Drever, J-C Dumas, R J Dupuis, J G Dwyer, P Ehrens, E Espinoza, T Etzel, M Evans, T Evans, S Fairhurst, Y Fan, D Fazi, M M Fejer, L S Finn, V Fiumara, N Fotopoulos, A Franzen, K Y Franzen, A Freise, R Frey, T Fricke, P Fritschel, V V Frolov, M Fyffe, V Galdi, K S Ganezer, J Garofoli, I Gholami, J A Giaime, S Giampanis, K D Giardina, K Goda, E Goetz, L M Goggin, G González, S Gossler, A Grant, S Gras, C Gray, M Gray, J Greenhalgh, A M Gretarsson, R Grosso, H Grote, S Grunewald, M Guenther, R Gustafson, B Hage, D Hammer, C Hanna, J Hanson, J Harms, G Harry, E Harstad, T Hayler, J Heefner, I S Heng, A Heptonstall, M Heurs, M Hewitson, S Hild, E Hirose, D Hoak, D Hosken, J Hough, E Howell, D Hoyland, S H Huttner, D Ingram, E Innerhofer, M Ito, Y Itoh, A Ivanov, D Jackrel, B Johnson, W W Johnson, D I Jones, G Jones, R Jones, L Ju, P Kalmus, V Kalogera, D Kasprzyk, E Katsavounidis, K Kawabe, S Kawamura, F Kawazoe, W Kells, D G Keppel, F Ya Khalili, C Kim, P King, J S Kissel, S Klimenko, K Kokeyama, V Kondrashov, R K Kopparapu, D Kozak, B Krishnan, P Kwee, P K Lam, M Landry, B Lantz, A Lazzarini, B Lee, M Lei, J Leiner, V Leonhardt, I Leonor, K Libbrecht, P Lindquist, N A Lockerbie, M Longo, M Lormand, M Lubinski, H Lück, B Machenschalk, M MacInnis, M Mageswaran, K Mailand, M Malec, V Mandic, S Marano, S Márka, J Markowitz, E Maros, I Martin, J N Marx, K Mason, L Matone, V Matta, N Mavalvala, R McCarthy, D E McClelland, S C McGuire, M McHugh, K McKenzie, J W C McNabb, S McWilliams, T Meier, A Melissinos, G Mendell, R A Mercer, S Meshkov, C J Messenger, D Meyers, E Mikhailov, S Mitra, V P Mitrofanov, G Mitselmakher, R Mittleman, O Miyakawa, S Mohanty, G Moreno, K Mossavi, C MowLowry, A Moylan, D Mudge, G Mueller, S Mukherjee, H Müller-Ebhardt, J Munch, P Murray, E Myers, J Myers, T Nash, G Newton, A Nishizawa, F Nocera, K Numata, B O'Reilly, R O'Shaughnessy, D J Ottaway, H Overmier, B J Owen, Y Pan, M A Papa, V Parameshwaraiah, C Parameswariah, P Patel, M Pedraza, S Penn, V Pierro, I M Pinto, M Pitkin, H Pletsch, M V Plissi, F Postiglione, R Prix, V Quetschke, F Raab, D Rabeling, H Radkins, R Rahkola, N Rainer, M Rakhmanov, M Ramsunder, K Rawlins, S Ray-Majumder, T Regimbau, H Rehbein, S Reid, D H Reitze, L Ribichini, 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, G H Sanders, V Sannibale, S Saraf, P Sarin, B S Sathyaprakash, S Sato, P R Saulson, R Savage, P Savov, A Sazonov, S 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, K Somiya, K A Strain, D M Strom, A Stuver, T Z Summerscales, K-X Sun, M Sung, P J Sutton, H Takahashi, D B Tanner, M Tarallo, 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, C Ungarelli, K Urbanek, H Vahlbruch, M Vallisneri, C Van Den Broeck, M van Putten, M Varvella, S Vass, A Vecchio, J Veitch, P Veitch, A Villar, C Vorvick, S P Vyachanin, S J Waldman, L Wallace, H Ward, R Ward, K Watts, D Webber, A Weidner, M Weinert, A Weinstein, R Weiss, S Wen, K Wette, J T Whelan, D M Whitbeck, S E Whitcomb, B F Whiting, S Wiley, C Wilkinson, P A Willems, L Williams, B Willke, I Wilmut, W Winkler, C C Wipf, S Wise, A G Wiseman, G Woan, D Woods, R Wooley, J Worden, W Wu, I Yakushin, H Yamamoto, Z Yan, S Yoshida, N Yunes, M Zanolin, J Zhang, L Zhang, C Zhao, N Zotov, M Zucker, H zur Mühlen and J Zweizig 2008 Class. 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