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.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)