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An overview of the second round of the Mock LISA Data Challenges

Arnaud, K. A. and Babak, S. and Baker, J. G. and Benacquista, M. J. and Cornish, M. J. and Cutler, C. and Finn, L. S. and Larson, S. L. and Littenberg, T. and Porter, E. K. and Vallisneri, M. and Vecchio, A. and Vinet, J-Y and Mock, LISA Data Challenge Task Force (2007) An overview of the second round of the Mock LISA Data Challenges. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 24 (19). S551-S564. ISSN 0264-9381. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:ARNcqg07a

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Abstract

The Mock Data Challenges (MLDCs) have the dual purpose of fostering the development of LISA data-analysis tools and capabilities and of demonstrating the technical readiness already achieved by the gravitational-wave community in distilling a rich science payoff from the LISA data. The first round of MLDCs has just been completed and the second-round data sets are being released shortly after this workshop. The second-round data sets contain radiation from an entire Galactic population of stellar-mass binary systems, from massive-black-hole binaries, and from extreme-mass-ratio inspirals. These data sets are designed to capture much of the complexity that is expected in the actual LISA data, and should provide a fairly realistic setting to test advanced data-analysis techniques, and in particular the global aspect of the analysis. Here we describe the second round of MLDCs and provide details about its implementation.


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Additional Information:Copyright © Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing Limited 2007. Received 4 April 2007. Published 19 September 2007. Print publication: Issue 19 (7 October 2007). MB acknowledges funding from NASA grant NNG04GD52G and support by the NASA Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at University of Texas at Brownsville (NAG5-13396). NC and TL acknowledge funding from NASA grant NNG05GI69G. The work of CC and MV was performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, where it was performed under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. MV was supported by the LISA Mission Science Office and by the Human Resources Development Fund at JPL. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 11TH GRAVITATIONAL WAVE DATA ANALYSIS WORKSHOP, POTSDAM, GERMANY, 18-21 DECEMBER 2006, Classical and Quantum Gravity, Volume 24, Number 19, 7 October 2007 http://www.iop.org/EJ/toc/0264-9381/24/19
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