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All-sky search for gravitational-wave bursts in the first joint LIGO-GEO-Virgo run

Abadie, J. and Abbott, B. P. and Abbott, R. and Adhikari, R. and Ajith, P. and Anderson, S. B. and Araya, M. and Aso, Y. and Ballmer, S. and Betzwieser, J. and Billingsley, G. and Black, E. and Blackburn, J. K. and Bork, R. and Brooks, A. F. and Cannon, K. C. and Cardenas, L. and Cepeda, C. and Chalermsongsak, T. and Chatterji, S. and Chen, Y. and Coyne, D. C. and Daubert, B. and DeSalvo, R. and Drever, R. W. P. and Driggers, J. and Ehrens, P. and Etzel, T. and Fazi, D. and Gustafson, E. K. and Hanna, C. and Heefner, J. and Heptonstall, A. and Hodge, K. A. and Ivanov, A. and Kalmus, P. and Kells, W. and Keppel, D. G. and King, P. J. and Kondrashov, V. and Kozak, D. and Lazzarini, A. and Lei, M. and Lindquist, P. E. and Mageswaran, M. and Mailand, K. and Mak, C. and Maros, E. and Marx, J. N. and McIntyre, G. and Meshkov, S. and Mino, Y. and Mitra, S. and Miyakawa, O. and Nash, T. and Ogin, G. H. and Patel, P. and Pedraza, M. and Robertson, N. A. and Sannibale, V. and Searle, A. C. and Seifert, F. and Sengupta, A. S. and Smith, M. R. and Somiya, K. and Stochino, A. and Taylor, R. and Thorne, K. S. and Torrie, C. I. and Turner, L. and Vallisneri, M. and Vass, S. and Villar, A. and Wallace, L. and Ward, R. L. and Wen, L. and Whitcomb, S. E. and Willems, P. A. and Yamamoto, H. and Yeaton-Massey, D. and Zhang, L. and Zweizig, J. and Weinstein, Alan J. (2010) All-sky search for gravitational-wave bursts in the first joint LIGO-GEO-Virgo run. Physical Review D, 81 (10). Art. No. 102001. ISSN 0556-2821. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20100624-112258931

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Abstract

We present results from an all-sky search for unmodeled gravitational-wave bursts in the data collected by the LIGO, GEO 600 and Virgo detectors between November 2006 and October 2007. The search is performed by three different analysis algorithms over the frequency band 50–6000 Hz. Data are analyzed for times with at least two of the four LIGO-Virgo detectors in coincident operation, with a total live time of 266 days. No events produced by the search algorithms survive the selection cuts. We set a frequentist upper limit on the rate of gravitational-wave bursts impinging on our network of detectors. When combined with the previous LIGO search of the data collected between November 2005 and November 2006, the upper limit on the rate of detectable gravitational-wave bursts in the 64–2048 Hz band is 2.0 events per year at 90% confidence. We also present event rate versus strength exclusion plots for several types of plausible burst waveforms. The sensitivity of the combined search is expressed in terms of the root-sum-squared strain amplitude for a variety of simulated waveforms and lies in the range 6×10^(-22)  Hz^(-1/2) to 2×10^(-20)  Hz^(-1/2). This is the first untriggered burst search to use data from the LIGO and Virgo detectors together, and the most sensitive untriggered burst search performed so far.


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Additional Information:© 2010 The American Physical Society. Received 4 March 2010; published 5 May 2010. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory, 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 GEO 600 detector, and the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique for the construction and operation of the Virgo 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 Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the FOCUS Programme of Foundation for Polish Science, 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 LIGOP0900108- v6.
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Classification Code:PACS: 04.80.Nn, 07.05.Kf, 95.30.Sf, 95.85.Sz
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