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Detecting transient gravitational waves in non-Gaussian noise with partially redundant analysis methods

Biswas, Rahul and Brady, Patrick R. and Burguet-Castell, Jordi and Cannon, Kipp and Clayton, Jessica and Dietz, Alexander and Fotopoulos, Nickolas and Goggin, Lisa M. and Keppel, Drew and Pankow, Chris and Price, Larry R. and Vaulin, Ruslan (2012) Detecting transient gravitational waves in non-Gaussian noise with partially redundant analysis methods. Physical Review D, 85 (12). Art. No. 122009. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.85.122009.

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There is a broad class of astrophysical sources that produce detectable, transient, gravitational waves. Some searches for transient gravitational waves are tailored to known features of these sources. Other searches make few assumptions about the sources. Typically events are observable with multiple search techniques. This work describes how to combine the results of searches that are not independent, treating each search as a classifier for a given event. This will be shown to improve the overall sensitivity to gravitational-wave events while directly addressing the problem of consistent interpretation of multiple trials.

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Biswas, Rahul0000-0002-5741-7195
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Additional Information:© 2012 American Physical Society. Received 20 February 2012; published 25 June 2012. Authors would like to thank Ilya Mandel and Jolien Creighton for many fruitful discussions and helpful suggestions. This work has been supported by NSF Grant Nos. PHY-0600953 and PHY-0923409. D.K. was supported from the Max Planck Gesellschaft. L. P. and R.V. was supported by LIGO laboratory. J. B. was supported by the Spanish MICINN FPA2010-16495 grant and the Conselleria dEconomia Hisenda i Innovacio of the Govern de les Illes Balears. 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-0757058.
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Max Planck GesellschaftUNSPECIFIED
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MICINN) (Spain)FPA2010-16495
Conselleria d’Economia Hisenda i Innovaciό of the Govern de les Illes BalearsUNSPECIFIED
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Classification Code:PACS: 04.80.Nn; 07.05.Kf; 95.55.Ym
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Official Citation:Biswas, R., P. R. Brady, et al. (2012). "Detecting transient gravitational waves in non-Gaussian noise with partially redundant analysis methods." Physical Review D 85(12): 122009.
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