Benefits of joint LIGO - Virgo coincidence searches for burst and inspiral signals

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

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We examine the benefits of performing a joint LIGO-Virgo search for transient signals. We do this by adding burst and inspiral signals to 24 hours of simulated detector data. We find significant advantages to performing a joint coincidence analysis, above either a LIGO only or Virgo only search. These include an increased detection efficiency, at a fixed false alarm rate, to both burst and inspiral events and an ability to reconstruct the sky location of a signal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-222
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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