Title

Methods for Reducing False Alarms in Searches for Compact Binary Coalescences in LIGO Data

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.

Department(s)

Physics

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Comments

This work is partially supported by the National Science Foundation grants PHY-0457622 (NZ, TR), PHY-0553422 (NC, TI, MC, JC), PHY-0555406 (KR), PHY-0600259 (JRS), PHY-0605496 (GG, JS), PHY-0653550 (LC), PHY-0653462 (SD), PHY-0757937 (MC, BR), PHY-0757957 (PS), PHY-0847611(DAB), PHY-0854790(NC, TI, MC, JC) and PHY-0905184 (GG, JS).

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0264-9381

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2010 Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, All rights reserved.

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