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Search of S3 LIGO data for gravitational wave signals from spinning black hole and neutron star binary inspirals

Abbott, B. and Drever, R. W. P. and Brown, D. A. and Savov, P. and Siemens, X. and Thorne, K. S. and Vallisneri, M. 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 Brown, D. A. and Busby, D. and Cardenas, L. and Cepeda, C. and Chatterji, S. and Coyne, 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 Marx, J. N. 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 Smith, M. R. and Sutton, P. J. and Taylor, R. and Tyler, W. and Varvella, M. and Vass, S. and Villar, A. and Waldman, S. J. and Wallace, L. and Ward, R. and Weinstein, A. J. and Whitcomb, S. E. and Willems, P. A. and Yamamoto, H. and Zhang, L. and Zweizig, J. (2008) Search of S3 LIGO data for gravitational wave signals from spinning black hole and neutron star binary inspirals. Physical Review D, 78 (4). Art. No. 042002. ISSN 2470-0010. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140522-094029718

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Abstract

We report on the methods and results of the first dedicated search for gravitational waves emitted during the inspiral of compact binaries with spinning component bodies. We analyze 788 hours of data collected during the third science run (S3) of the LIGO detectors. We searched for binary systems using a detection template family specially designed to capture the effects of the spin-induced precession of the orbital plane. We present details of the techniques developed to enable this search for spin-modulated gravitational waves, highlighting the differences between this and other recent searches for binaries with nonspinning components. The template bank we employed was found to yield high matches with our spin-modulated target waveform for binaries with masses in the asymmetric range 1.0M⊙<m1<3.0M⊙ and 12.0M⊙<m2<20.0M⊙ which is where we would expect the spin of the binary’s components to have a significant effect. We find that our search of S3 LIGO data has good sensitivity to binaries in the Milky Way and to a small fraction of binaries in M31 and M33 with masses in the range 1.0M⊙<m1, m2<20.0M⊙. No gravitational wave signals were identified during this search. Assuming a binary population with spinning components and Gaussian distribution of masses representing a prototypical neutron star–black hole system with m1≃1.35M⊙ and m2≃5M⊙, we calculate the 90%-confidence upper limit on the rate of coalescence of these systems to be 15.9  yr−1L−110, where L10 is 1010 times the blue light luminosity of the Sun.


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AuthorORCID
Vallisneri, M.0000-0002-4162-0033
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
Additional Information:© 2008 The American Physical Society. Received 29 January 2008; published 6 August 2008. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the U.S. 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 GEO600 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 Educación y Ciencia, the Conselleria d’Economia, Hisenda i Innovació 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.
Group:LIGO
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Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)UNSPECIFIED
Max-Planck-SocietyUNSPECIFIED
State of Niedersachsen/ GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Australian Research CouncilUNSPECIFIED
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (India)UNSPECIFIED
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)UNSPECIFIED
Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (MEC)UNSPECIFIED
Conselleria d’Economia, Hisenda i Innovació 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
Issue or Number:4
Classification Code:PACS: 95.85.Sz, 04.80.Nn, 07.05.Kf, 97.80.-d
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20140522-094029718
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Official Citation:Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Adhikari, R., Agresti, J., Ajith, P., Allen, B., . . . Collaboration, L. S. (2008). Search of S3 LIGO data for gravitational wave signals from spinning black hole and neutron star binary inspirals. Physical Review D, 78(4), 042002.
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