Detection confidence tests for burst and inspiral candidate events
Abbott, B; Abbott, Robert; Adhikari, Rana; Agresti, A; Ajith, P; Allen, B; Amin, R; Anderson, S B; Anderson, WG; Arain, M; Ashley, Michael; Chow, Jong; Dickson, James; Gossler, Stefan; Gray, Malcolm; Lam, Ping Koy; McClelland, David; McKenzie, Kirk; Mow-Lowry, C; Moylan, Andrew; Rabeling, David; Scott, Susan M; Searle, Antony; Slagmolen, Bram; Wette, Karl
The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) is developing and running analysis pipelines to search for gravitational-wave transients emitted by astrophysical events such as compact binary mergers or core-collapse supernovae. However, because of the non-Gaussian, non-stationary nature of the noise exhibited by the LIGO detectors, residual false alarms might be found at the end of the pipelines. A critical aspect of the search is then to assess our confidence for gravitational waves and to...[Show more]
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