Methods for reducing false alarms in searches for compact binary coalescences in LIGO data

J. Slutsky, L. Blackburn, D. A. Brown, L. Cadonati, J. Cain, M. Cavaglià, S. Chatterji, N. Christensen, M. Coughlin, S. Desai, G. González, T. Isogai, E. Katsavounidis, B. Rankins, T. Reed, K. Riles, P. Shawhan, J. R. Smith, N. Zotov, J. Zweizig

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Abstract

The LIGO detectors are sensitive to a variety of noise transients of non-astrophysical origin. Instrumental glitches and environmental disturbances increase the false alarm rate in the searches for gravitational waves. Using times already identified when the interferometers produced data of questionable quality, or when the channels that monitor the interferometer indicated non-stationarity, we have developed techniques to safely and effectively veto false triggers from the compact binary coalescences search pipeline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number165023
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume27
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Slutsky, J., Blackburn, L., Brown, D. A., Cadonati, L., Cain, J., Cavaglià, M., Chatterji, S., Christensen, N., Coughlin, M., Desai, S., González, G., Isogai, T., Katsavounidis, E., Rankins, B., Reed, T., Riles, K., Shawhan, P., Smith, J. R., Zotov, N., & Zweizig, J. (2010). Methods for reducing false alarms in searches for compact binary coalescences in LIGO data. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27(16), [165023]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/27/16/165023