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Bayesian estimation of pulsar parameters from gravitational wave data

Dupuis, Réjean J. and Woan, Graham (2005) Bayesian estimation of pulsar parameters from gravitational wave data. Physical Review D, 72 (10). Art. no. 102002. ISSN 0556-2821.

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We present a method of searching for, and parametrizing, signals from known radio pulsars in data from interferometric gravitational wave detectors. This method has been applied to data from the LIGO and GEO 600 detectors to set upper limits on the gravitational wave emission from several radio pulsars. Here we discuss the nature of the signal and the performance of the technique on simulated data. We show how to perform a coherent multiple detector analysis and give some insight into the covariance between the signal parameters.

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Additional Information:©2005 The American Physical Society (Received 24 August 2005; published 16 November 2005) The authors would like to thank the LSC Pulsar Group for useful discussions. This work was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Universities U.K., and the University of Glasgow. R. J. D. would also like to acknowledge funding from the National Science Foundation. This document has been assigned LIGO Laboratory document No. LIGOP050046-00-Z.
Subject Keywords:pulsars; Bayes methods; gravitational waves; light interferometry; gravitational wave detectors
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