A first comparison of search methods for gravitational wave bursts using LIGO and Virgo simulated data

F. Beauville, M. A. Bizouard, L. Blackburn, L. Bosi, P. Brady, L. Brocco, D. Brown, D. Buskulic, S. Chatterji, N. Christensen, A. C. Clapson, S. Fairhurst, D. Grosjean, G. Guidi, P. Hello, E. Katsavounidis, M. Knight, A. Lazzarini, F. Marion, B. MoursF. Ricci, A. Viceré, M. Zanolin

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Abstract

We present a comparative study of six search methods for gravitational wave bursts using simulated LIGO and Virgo noise data. The simulated data were generated according to the design sensitivity of the two 4 km LIGO interferometers and the 3 km Virgo interferometer. The searches were applied on replicas of the data sets to which eight different signals were injected. Three figures of merit were employed in this analysis: (a) receiver operator characteristic curves, (b) necessary signal-to-noise ratios for the searches to achieve 50% and 90% efficiencies and (c) variance and bias for the estimation of the arrival time of a gravitational wave burst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S1293-S1301
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume22
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 2005

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Beauville, F., Bizouard, M. A., Blackburn, L., Bosi, L., Brady, P., Brocco, L., Brown, D., Buskulic, D., Chatterji, S., Christensen, N., Clapson, A. C., Fairhurst, S., Grosjean, D., Guidi, G., Hello, P., Katsavounidis, E., Knight, M., Lazzarini, A., Marion, F., ... Zanolin, M. (2005). A first comparison of search methods for gravitational wave bursts using LIGO and Virgo simulated data. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 22(18), S1293-S1301. https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/22/18/S43