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Report on the first round of the Mock LISA Data Challenges

Arnaud, K. A. and Brown, D. A. and Mandel, I. and Cutler, C. and Vallisneri, M. (2007) Report on the first round of the Mock LISA Data Challenges. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 24 (19). S529-S539. ISSN 0264-9381.

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The Mock LISA Data Challenges (MLDCs) have the dual purpose of fostering the development of LISA data analysis tools and capabilities, and demonstrating the technical readiness already achieved by the gravitational-wave community in distilling a rich science payoff from the LISA data output. The first round of MLDCs has just been completed: nine challenges consisting of data sets containing simulated gravitational-wave signals produced either by galactic binaries or massive black hole binaries embedded in simulated LISA instrumental noise were released in June 2006 with deadline for submission of results at the beginning of December 2006. Ten groups have participated in this first round of challenges. All of the challenges had at least one entry which successfully characterized the signal to better than 95% when assessed via a correlation with phasing ambiguities accounted for. Here, we describe the challenges, summarize the results and provide a first critical assessment of the entries.

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Additional Information:© 2007 IOP Publishing. Received 30 March 2007, in final form 2 April 2007. Published 19 September 2007. MB acknowledges funding from NASA Grant NNG04GD52G. MB, SM and RN were supported by the NASA Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at University of Texas at Brownsville (NAG5-13396). N Christensen acknowledges funding from NSF Grant PHY- 0553422 and the Fulbright Scholar Program. N Cornish, J Crowder and EP acknowledge funding from NASA Grant NNG05GI69G. J Crowder, CC and MV carried out this work at JPL, Caltech, under contract to NASA. MV is grateful for support from the Human Resources Development Fund program at JPL. IM would like to thank the Brinson Foundation, NASA Grant NNG04GK98G and NSF Grant PHY-0601459. DB was supported by NSF Grant PHY-0601459 and the LIGO Laboratory. LIGO was constructed by the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with funding from the National Science Foundation and operates under cooperative agreement PHY-0107417. The work of AK was supported in part by grant 1 P03B 029 27 from the Polish Ministry of Science and Information Technology. AK would like to acknowledge hospitality of Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, Germany, where part of his work was done. AV was partially supported by the Packard Foundation and the NSF.
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University of Texas Brownsville NASA Center for Gravitational Wave AstronomyNAG5-13396
Fulbright Scholar ProgramUNSPECIFIED
JPL Human Resources Development FundUNSPECIFIED
Brinson FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Polish Ministry of Science and Information Technology1 P03B 029 27
Packard FoundationUNSPECIFIED
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Classification Code:PACS: 95.55.Ym, 04.80.Nn, 05.45.Tp, 07.05.Kf. MSC: 85A15; 83C35; 83C57.
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Official Citation:K A Arnaud et al 2007 Class. Quantum Grav. 24 S529 doi: 10.1088/0264-9381/24/19/S16
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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