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Report on the second Mock LISA data challenge

Babak, S. and Baker, J. G. and Benacquista, M. J. and Cornish, N. J. and Crowder, J. and Cutler, C. and Larson, S. L. and Littenberg, T. B. and Porter, E. K. and Vallisneri, M. and Vecchio, A. and Auger, G. and Barack, L. and Blaut, A. and Bloomer, E. and Brown, D. A. and Christensen, N. and Clark, J. and Fairhurst, S. and Gair, J. R. and Halloin, H. and Hendry, M. and Jimenez, A. and Krolak, A. and Mandel, I. and Messenger, C. and Meyer, R. and Mohanty, S. and Nayak, R. and Petiteau, A. and Pitkin, M. and Plagnol, E. and Prix, R. and Robinson, E. L. and Roever, C. and Savov, P. and Stroeer, A. and Toher, J. and Veitch, J. and Vinet, J. Y. and Wen, L. and Whelan, J. T. and Woan, G. (2008) Report on the second Mock LISA data challenge. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 25 (11). p. 114037. ISSN 0264-9381.

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The Mock LISA data challenges are a program to demonstrate LISA data-analysis capabilities and to encourage their development. Each round of challenges consists of several data sets containing simulated instrument noise and gravitational waves from sources of undisclosed parameters. Participants are asked to analyze the data sets and report the maximum information about the source parameters. The challenges are being released in rounds of increasing complexity and realism: here we present the results of Challenge 2, issued in Jan 2007, which successfully demonstrated the recovery of signals from nonspinning supermassive-black-hole binaries with optimal SNRs between ~ 10 and 2000, from ~20 000 overlapping galactic white-dwarf binaries (among a realistically distributed population of 26 million), and from the extreme-mass-ratio inspirals of compact objects into central galactic black holes with optimal SNRs ~ 100.

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Additional Information:© 2008 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 11 November 2007. Published 15 May 2008. SB, EKP and JTW acknowledge support from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Max-Planck Society. MB: from NASA grant NNG04GD52G and the NASA Center for GW Astronomy at the University of Texas, Brownsville (NAG5-13396). NC: NASA grants NNG05GI69G and NNX07AJ61G.MV: the LISAMission Science Office and by JPL’sHRDF. DB and SF: NSF grant PHY-0601459 and the LIGO Laboratory JG: St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. IM: the Brinson Foundation, NASA grant NNG04GK98G and NSF grant PHY-0601459. RP: the Max-Planck Society. LW: the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Sofja Kovalevskaja program, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. JC’s, CC’s and MV’s work was carried out at the Jet Propulsion laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. PACS numbers: 04.80.Nn, 95.55.Ym
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