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A comparison of methods for gravitational wave burst searches from LIGO and Virgo

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) A comparison of methods for gravitational wave burst searches from LIGO and Virgo. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 25 (4). 045002. ISSN 0264-9381. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/25/4/045002.

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The search procedure for burst gravitational waves has been studied using 24 h of simulated data in a network of three interferometers (Hanford 4 km, Livingston 4 km and Virgo 3 km are the example interferometers). Several methods to detect burst events developed in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) and Virgo Collaboration have been studied and compared. We have performed coincidence analysis of the triggers obtained in the different interferometers with and without simulated signals added to the data. The benefits of having multiple interferometers of similar sensitivity are demonstrated by comparing the detection performance of the joint coincidence analysis with LSC and Virgo only burst searches. Adding Virgo to the LIGO detector network can increase by 50% the detection efficiency for this search. Another advantage of a joint LIGO–Virgo network is the ability to reconstruct the source sky position. The reconstruction accuracy depends on the timing measurement accuracy of the events in each interferometer, and is displayed in this paper with a fixed source position example.

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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.
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