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Detecting compact binary coalescences with seedless clustering

Coughlin, M. and Thrane, E. and Christensen, N. (2014) Detecting compact binary coalescences with seedless clustering. Physical Review D, 90 (8). Art. No. 083005. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.90.083005.

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Compact binary coalescences are a promising source of gravitational waves for second-generation interferometric gravitational-wave detectors. Although matched filtering is the optimal search method for well-modeled systems, alternative detection strategies can be used to guard against theoretical errors (e.g., involving new physics and/or assumptions about spin or eccentricity) while providing a measure of redundancy. In a previous paper, we showed how “seedless clustering” can be used to detect long-lived gravitational-wave transients in both targeted and all-sky searches. In this paper, we apply seedless clustering to the problem of low-mass (M_total≤10M_⊙) compact binary coalescences for both spinning and eccentric systems. We show that seedless clustering provides a robust and computationally efficient method for detecting low-mass compact binaries.

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Additional Information:© 2014 American Physical Society. Published 14 October 2014; received 4 August 2014. M. C. is supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, under NSF Grant No. DGE 1144152. E. T. is a member of the LIGO Laboratory, supported by funding from the United States National Science Foundation. N. C.’s work was supported by NSF Grant No. PHY-1204371. 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 No. PHY-0757058. We would like to thank Thomas Dent and John Whelan for very useful comments on the paper. This paper has been assigned LIGO document number P1400110-v5.
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Official Citation:Coughlin, M., Thrane, E., & Christensen, N. (2014). Detecting compact binary coalescences with seedless clustering. Physical Review D, 90(8), 083005.
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