All-sky search for long-duration gravitational wave transients in the first Advanced LIGO observing run

LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration

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Abstract

We present the results of a search for long-duration gravitational wave transients in the data of the LIGO Hanford and LIGO Livingston second generation detectors between September 2015 and January 2016, with a total observational time of 49 days. The search targets gravitational wave transients of 10 - 500 s duration in a frequency band of 24 - 2048 Hz, with minimal assumptions about the signal waveform, polarization, source direction, or time of occurrence. No significant events were observed. As a result we set 90% confidence upper limits on the rate of long-duration gravitational wave transients for different types of gravitational wave signals. We also show that the search is sensitive to sources in the Galaxy emitting at least ∼ 10−8 M☉c2 in gravitational waves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Nov 18 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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