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Search for gravitational-wave bursts in LIGO data from the fourth science run

Abbott, B. and Abbott, R. and Adhikari, Rana X. and Agresti, J. and Anderson, S. B. and Araya, M. and Armandula, H. and Ballmer, S. and Barish, B. C. and Bhawal, B. and Billingsley, G. and Black, E. and Blackburn, K. and Bork, R. and Boschi, V. and Brady, P. R. and Brown, D. A. and Busby, D. and Cardenas, L. and Cepeda, C. and Chatterji, S. and Coyne, D. and Creighton, T. D. and D'Ambrosio, E. and DeSalvo, R. and Dupuis, R. J. and Ehrens, P. and Espinoza, E. and Etzel, T. and Evans, M. and Fairhurst, S. and Fazi, D. and Goggin, L. M. and Heefner, J. and Ivanov, A. and Kells, W. and Keppel, D. G. and King, P. and Kondrashov, V. and Kozak, D. and Lazzarini, A. and Lei, M. and Libbrecht, K. and Lindquist, P. and Mageswaran, M. and Mailand, K. and Mandic, V. and Maros, E. and Meshkov, S. and Messaritaki, E. and Meyers, D. and Miyakawa, O. and Nash, T. and Patel, P. and Pedraza, M. and Robertson, N. A. and Russell, P. and Samidi, M. and Sannibale, V. and Sears, B. and Siemens, X. and Smith, M. R. and Sutton, P. J. and Tarallo, M. and Taylor, R. and Tinto, M. and Tyler, W. and Varvella, M. and Vass, S. and Villar, A. and Waldman, S. J. and Wallace, L. and Ward, R. and Webber, D. and Weinstein, A. J. and Whitcomb, S. E. and Willems, P. A. and Yamamoto, H. and Zhang, L. and Zweizig, J. and Savov, P. and Thorne, K. S. and Vallisneri, M. and Drever, R. W. P. (2007) Search for gravitational-wave bursts in LIGO data from the fourth science run. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 24 (22). pp. 5343-5369. ISSN 0264-9381. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140113-082240415

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Abstract

The fourth science run of the LIGO and GEO 600 gravitational-wave detectors, carried out in early 2005, collected data with significantly lower noise than previous science runs. We report on a search for short-duration gravitational-wave bursts with arbitrary waveform in the 64–1600 Hz frequency range appearing in all three LIGO interferometers. Signal consistency tests, data quality cuts and auxiliary-channel vetoes are applied to reduce the rate of spurious triggers. No gravitational-wave signals are detected in 15.5 days of live observation time; we set a frequentist upper limit of 0.15 day^(−1) (at 90% confidence level) on the rate of bursts with large enough amplitudes to be detected reliably. The amplitude sensitivity of the search, characterized using Monte Carlo simulations, is several times better than that of previous searches. We also provide rough estimates of the distances at which representative supernova and binary black hole merger signals could be detected with 50% efficiency by this analysis.


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http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/24/22/002DOIArticle
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AuthorORCID
Adhikari, Rana X.0000-0002-5731-5076
Billingsley, G.0000-0002-4141-2744
Kozak, D.0000-0003-3118-8950
Libbrecht, K.0000-0002-8744-3298
Weinstein, A. J.0000-0002-0928-6784
Zweizig, J.0000-0002-1521-3397
Vallisneri, M.0000-0002-4162-0033
Additional Information:© 2007 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 3 May 2007, in final form 28 August 2007. Published 24 October 2007. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory and the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Max-Planck-Society, and the State of Niedersachsen/Germany for support of the construction and operation of the GEO 600 detector. The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support of the research by these agencies and by the Australian Research Council, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India, the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy, the Spanish Ministerio de Educaciòn y Ciencia, the Conselleria d’Economia, Hisenda i Innovaciò of the Govern de les Illes Balears, the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Carnegie Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the Alfred P Sloan Foundation. This document has been assigned LIGO Laboratory document number LIGO-P060016-B-Z.
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State of Niedersachsen/GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Australian Research CouncilUNSPECIFIED
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of IndiaUNSPECIFIED
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Spanish Ministerio de Educaciòn y CienciaUNSPECIFIED
Conselleria d’Economia Hisenda i Innovaciò of the Govern de les Illes BalearsUNSPECIFIED
Scottish Funding CouncilUNSPECIFIED
Scottish Universities Physics AllianceUNSPECIFIED
NASAUNSPECIFIED
Carnegie TrustUNSPECIFIED
Leverhulme TrustUNSPECIFIED
David and Lucile Packard FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Research CorporationUNSPECIFIED
Alfred P. Sloan FoundationUNSPECIFIED
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LIGO DocumentLIGO-P060016-B-Z
Classification Code:PACS: 04.80.Nn, 97.60.Lf, 95.55.Ym, 97.60.Bw, 04.70.-s, 95.55.Br. MSC: 83C35, 83C57
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Official Citation:Search for gravitational-wave bursts in LIGO data from the fourth science run B Abbott et al 2007 Class. Quantum Grav. 24 5343
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Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
Deposited On:13 Jan 2014 18:23
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