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Detailed comparison of LIGO and Virgo inspiral pipelines in preparation for a joint search

Beauville, F. and Bizouard, M.-A. and Blackburn, L. and Bosi, L. and Brocco, L. and Brown, D. A. and Buskulic, D. and Cavalier, F. and Chatterji, S. and Christensen, N. and Clapson, A.-C. and Fairhurst, S. and Grosjean, D. and Guidi, G. and Hello, P. and Heng, S. and Hewitson, M. and Katsavounidis, E. and Klimenko, S. and Knight, M. and Lazzarini, A. and Leroy, N. and Marion, F. and Markowitz, J. and Melachrinos, C. and Mours, B. and Ricci, F. and Vicere, A. and Yakushin, I. and Zanolin, M. (2008) Detailed comparison of LIGO and Virgo inspiral pipelines in preparation for a joint search. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 25 (4). 045001. ISSN 0264-9381. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/25/4/045001.

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Presented in this paper is a detailed and direct comparison of the detection pipelines used by LIGO and Virgo in their attempt to observe gravitational waves from binary neutron star systems. In order to test the search programs, numerous inspiral signals were added to 24 h of simulated detector data. The efficiencies of the different pipelines were tested, and found to be very similar. Parameter estimation routines were also tested. We demonstrate that there are definite benefits if LIGO and Virgo conduct a joint coincident analysis; these advantages include increased detection efficiency and information on source sky location.

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Additional Information:© 2008 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 20 June 2007, in final form 28 November 2007. Published 31 January 2008. 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. NC also acknowledges the support of the Fulbright Scholar Program. Virgo is supported by the CNRS (France) and INFN (Italy). Support was also provided by the MIT-France alliance award. PACS numbers: 95.55.Ym, 04.80.Nn, 07.05.Kf
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