FINDCHIRP: An algorithm for detection of gravitational waves from inspiraling compact binaries

Bruce Allen, Warren G. Anderson, Patrick R. Brady, Duncan Brown, Jolien D E Creighton

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Matched-filter searches for gravitational waves from coalescing compact binaries by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration use the FINDCHIRP algorithm: an implementation of the optimal filter with innovations to account for unknown signal parameters and to improve performance on detector data that has nonstationary and non-Gaussian artifacts. We provide details on the FINDCHIRP algorithm as used in the search for subsolar mass binaries, binary neutron stars, neutron star-black hole binaries, and binary black holes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number122006
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 19 2012


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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