Scientific Results

A joint search for gravitational wave bursts with AURIGA and LIGO

Year: 2008

Authors: Baggio L., Bignotto M., Bonaldi M., Cerdonio M., De Rosa M., Falferi P., Fattori S., Fortini P., Giusfredi G., Inguscio M., Liguori N., Longo S., Marin F., Mezzena R., Mion A., Ortolan A., Poggi S., Prodi G.A., Re V., Salemi F., Soranzo G., Taffarello L., Vedovato G., Vinante A., Vitale S., Zendri J.P., Abbott B., Abbott R., Adhikari R., Agresti J., Ajith P., Allen B., Amin R., Anderson S.B., Anderson W.G., Arain M., Araya M., Armandula H., Ashley M., Aston S., Aufmuth P., Aulbert C., Babak S., Ballmer S., Bantilan H., Barish B.C., Barker C., Barker D., Barr B., Barriga P., Barton M.A., Bayer K., Belczynski K., Betzwieser J., Beyersdorf P.T., Bhawal B., Bilenko I.A., Billingsley G., Biswas R., Black E., Blackburn K., Blackburn L., Blair D., Bland B., Bogenstahl J., Bogue L., Bork R., Boschi V., Bose S., Brady P.R., Braginsky V.B., Brau J.E., Brinkmann M., Brooks A., Brown D.A., Bullington A., Bunkowski A., Buonanno A., Burmeister O., Busby D., Butler W.E., Byer R.L., Cadonati L., Cagnoli G., Camp J.B., Cannizzo J., Cannon K., Cantley C.A., Cao J., Cardenas L., Carter K., Casey M. M., Castaldi G., Cepeda C., Chalkley E., Charlton P., Chatterji S., Chelkowski S., Chen Y., Chiadini F., Chin D., Chin E., Chow J., Christensen N., Clark N., Cochrane P., Cokelaer T., Colacino C.N., Coldwell R., Conte R., Cook D., Corbitt T., Coward D., Coyne D., Creighton J.D.E., Creighton T.D., Croce R.P., Crooks D.R.M., Cruise A.M., Cumming A., Dalrymple J., D’Ambrosio E., Danzmann K., Davies G., DeBra D., Degallaix J., Degree M., Demma T., Dergachev V., Desai S., De Salvo R., Dhurandhar S., Diaz M., Dickson J., Di Credico A., Diederichs G., Dietz A., Doomes E.E., Drever R.P.W., Dumas J.-C., R J Dupuis R.J, J G DwyerJ.G., Ehrens P., Espinoza E., Etzel T., Evans M., Evans T., Fairhurst S., Fan Y., Fazi D., Fejer M.M., Finn L.S., Fiumara V., Fotopoulos N., Franzen A., Franzen K.Y., Freise A., Frey R., Fricke T., Fritschel P., Frolov V.V., Fyffe M., Galdi V., Ganezer K.S., Garofoli J., Gholami I., Giaime J.A., Giampanis S., Giardina K.D., Goda K., Goetz E., Goggin L.M., Gonzalez G., Gossler S., Grant A., Gras S., Gray C., Gray M., Greenhalgh J., Gretarsson A.M., Grosso R., Grote H., Grunewald S., Guenther M., Gustafson R., Hage B., Hammer D., Hanna C., Hanson J., Harms J., Harry G., Harstad E., Hayler T., Heefner J., Heng I.S., Heptonstall A., Heurs M., Hewitson M., Hild S., E Hirose E., Hoak D., Hosken D., Hough J., Howell E., Hoyland D., Huttner S.H., Ingram D., Innerhofer E., Ito M., Itoh Y., Ivanov A., Jackrel D., Johnson B., Johnson W.W., Jones D.I., Jones G., Jones R., Ju L., Kalmus P., Kalogera V., Kasprzyk D., Katsavounidis E., Kawabe K., Kawamura S., Kawazoe F., Kells W., Keppel D.G., Khalili F.Ya., Kim C., King P., Kissel J.S., Klimenko S., Kokeyama K., Kondrashov V., R K Kopparapu R.K., Kozak D., Krishnan B., Kwee P., Lam P.K., Landry M., B Lantz B., Lazzarini A., Lee B., Lei M., Leiner J., Leonhardt V., Leonor I., Libbrecht K., Lindquist P, Lockerbie N.A., Longo M., Lormand M., Lubinski M., Luck H., Machenschalk B., MacInnis M., Mageswaran M., Mailand K., Malec M., Mandic V., Marano S., Marka S., Markowitz J., Maros E., Martin I., Marx J.N., Mason K., Matone L., Matta V., Mavalvala N., McCarthy R., McClelland D.E., McGuire S.C., McHugh M., McKenzie K., McNabb J.W.C., McWilliams S., Meier T., Melissinos A., Mendell G., Mercer R.A., Meshkov S., Messenger C.J., Meyers D., Mikhailov E., Mitra S., Mitrofanov V.P., Mitselmakher G., Mittleman R., Miyakawa O., Mohanty S., Moreno G., Mossavi K., MowLowry C., Moylan A., Mudge D., Mueller G., Mukherjee S., Muller-Ebhardt H., Munch J., Murray P., Myers E., Myers J., Nash T., Newton G., Nishizawa A., Nocera F., Numata K., O’Reilly B., O’Shaughnessy R., Ottaway D.J., Overmier H., Owen B.J., Pan Y., Papa M.A., Parameshwaraiah V., Parameswariah C., Patel P., Pedraza M., Penn S., Pierro V., Pinto I.M., Pitkin M., Pletsch H., Plissi M.V., Postiglione F., R Prix R., Quetschke V., Raab F., Rabeling D., Radkins H., Rahkola R., Rainer N., Rakhmanov M., Ramsunder M., Rawlins K., Ray-Majumder S., Regimbau T., Rehbein H., Reid S., Reitze D.H., Ribichini L., Riesen R., Riles K., Rivera B., Robertson N.A., Robinson C., Robinson E.L., Roddy S., Rodriguez A., Rogan A.M., Rollins J., Romano J.D., Romie J., Route R., Rowan S., Rudiger A., Ruet L., Russell P., Ryan K., Sakata S., Samidi M., Sancho de la Jordana L., Sandberg V., Sanders G.H., Sannibale V., Saraf S., Sarin P., Sathyaprakash B.S., Sato S., Saulson P.R., Savage R., Savov P., Sazonov A., Schediwy S., Schilling R., Schnabel R., Schofield R., Schutz B.F., Schwinberg P., Scott S.M., Searle A.C., Sears B., Seifert F., Sellers D., Sengupta A.S., Shawhan P., Shoemaker D.H., Sibley A., Siemens X., Sigg D., Sinha S., Sintes A.M., Slagmolen B.J.J., Slutsky J., Smith J.R., Smith M.R., Somiya K., Strain K.A., Strom D.M., Stuver A., Summerscales T.Z., Sun K.-X., Sung M., Sutton P.J., Takahashi H., Tanner D.B., Tarallo M., Taylor R., Taylor R., Thacker J., Thorne K.A., Thorne K.S., Thuring A., Tinto M., Tokmakov K.V., Torres C., Torrie C., Traylor G., Trias M., Tyler W., Ugolini D.,
Ungarelli C., Urbanek K., Vahlbruch H. , Vallisneri M., Van Den Broeck C., van Putten M., Varvella M., Vass S., Vecchio A., Veitch J., Veitch P., Villar A., Vorvick C., Vyachanin S.P., Waldman S.J., Wallace L., Ward H., Ward R., Watts K., Webber D., Weidner A., Weinert M., Weinstein A., Weiss R., Wen S., Wette K., Whelan J.T., Whitbeck D.M., Whitcomb S.E., Whiting B.F., Wiley S., Wilkinson C., Willems P.A., Williams L., Willke B., Wilmut I., Winkler W., Wipf C.C., Wise S., Wiseman A.G., Woan G., Woods D., Wooley R., Worden J., Wu W., Yakushin I., Yamamoto H., Yan Z., Yoshida S., Yunes N., Zanolin M., Zhang J., Zhang L., Zhao C., Zotov N., Zucker M., zur Muhlen H., Zweizig J.

Autors Affiliation: Univ Trent, Dept Phys, I-38050 Trento, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Grp Coll Trento, Padova Sect, I-38050 Trento, Italy; Univ Padua, Dept Phys, I-35131 Padua, Italy; Univ Padua, Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Padova Sect, I-35131 Padua, Italy; Univ Trent, Ist Foton & Nanotecnol, CNR, Fdn Bruno Kessler, I-38050 Trento, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Firenze Sect, I-50121 Florence, Italy; INOA, I-80078 Naples, Italy; Univ Ferrara, Dept Phys, I-44100 Ferrara, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Ferrara Sect, I-44100 Ferrara, Italy; CNR, INOA, I-50125 Florence, Italy; Univ Florence, Dept Phys, I-50121 Florence, Italy; Univ Florence, LENS, I-50121 Florence, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Lab Nazl Legnaro, I-35020 Legnaro, Padova, Italy; Consorzio Criospazio Ric, I-38050 Trento, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Padova Sect, I-35100 Padua, Italy; CALTECH, LIGO, Pasadena, CA 91125 USA; Max Planck Inst Gravitat Phys, Albert Einstein Inst, D-30167 Hannover, Germany; Univ Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53201 USA; Louisiana State Univ, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA; Univ Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA; Australian Natl Univ, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia; Univ Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, W Midlands, England; Leibnitz Univ Hannover, D-30167 Hannover, Germany; Max Planck Inst Gravitat Phys, Albert Einstein Inst, D-14476 Golm, Germany; Carleton Coll, Northfield, MN 55057 USA; LIGO Hanford Observ, Richland, WA 99352 USA; Univ Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Lanark, Scotland; Univ Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia; MIT, LIGO, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA; Northwestern Univ, Evanston, IL 60208 USA; San Jose State Univ, San Jose, CA 95192 USA; Moscow MV Lomonosov State Univ, Moscow 119992, Russia; LIGO Livingston Observ, Livingston, LA 70754 USA; Washington State Univ, Pullman, WA 99164 USA; Univ Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 USA; Univ Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia; CALTECH, CaRT, Pasadena, CA 91125 USA; Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA 94305 USA; Univ Maryland, College Pk, MD 20742 USA; Univ Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627 USA; NASA, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA; Univ Sannio Benevento, I-82100 Benevento, Italy; Charles Sturt Univ, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2678, Australia; Univ Salerno, I-84084 Salerno, Italy; Univ Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA; Cardiff Univ, Cardiff CF24 3AA, Wales; Syracuse Univ, Syracuse, NY 13244 USA; Penn State Univ, University Pk, PA 16802 USA; Inter Univ, Ctr Astron & Astrophys, Pune 411007, Maharashtra, India; Univ Texas Brownsville & Texas Southmost Coll, Brownsville, TX 78520 USA; Southern Univ, Baton Rouge, LA 70813 USA; A&M Coll, Baton Rouge, LA 70813 USA; Columbia Univ, New York, NY 10027 USA; Calif State Univ Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA 90747 USA; Rutherford Appleton Lab, Didcot OX11 0QX, Oxon, England; Embry Riddle Aeronaut Univ, Prescott, AZ 86301 USA; Univ Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, Hants, England; Natl Inst Nat Sci, Natl Astron Observ Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo 1818588, Japan; Univ Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ, Lanark, Scotland; Loyola Univ, New Orleans, LA 70118 USA; Univ Illes Balears, E-07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Rochester Inst Technol, Rochester, NY 14623 USA; Andrews Univ, Berrien Springs, MI 49104 USA; Trinity Univ, San Antonio, TX 78212 USA; SE Louisiana Univ, Hammond, LA 70402 USA; Louisiana Tech Univ, Ruston, LA 71272 USA

Abstract: The first simultaneous operation of the AURIGA detector(63) and the LIGO observatory(64) was an opportunity to explore real data, joint analysis methods between two very different types of gravitational wave detectors: resonant bars and interferometers. This paper describes a coincident gravitational wave burst search, where data from the LIGO interferometers are cross-correlated at the time of AURIGA candidate events to identify coincident transients. The analysis pipeline is tuned with two thresholds, on the signal-to-noise ratio of AURIGA candidate events and on the significance of the cross-correlation test in LIGO. The false alarm rate is estimated by introducing time shifts between data sets and the network detection efficiency is measured by adding simulated gravitational wave signals to the detector output. The simulated waveforms have a significant fraction of power in the narrower AURIGA band. In the absence of a detection, we discuss how to set an upper limit on the rate of gravitational waves and to interpret it according to different source models. Due to the short amount of analyzed data and to the high rate of non-Gaussian transients in the detectors\’s noice at the time, the relevance of this study is methodological: this was the first joint search for gravitational wave bursts among detectors with such different spectral sensitivity and the first opportunity for the resonant and interferometric communities to unify languages and techniques in the pursuit of their common goal.

Journal/Review: CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY

Volume: 25 (9)      Pages from: 095004  to: 095004

More Information: Science and Technology Facilities Council, STFC, PP/E001203/1. Science and Technology Facilities Council, STFC, PP/F00110X/1. Science and Technology Facilities Council, STFC, PP/F001118/1. Science and Technology Facilities Council, STFC, ST/G504284/1. Science and Technology Facilities Council, STFC, ST/I000518/1. Science and Technology Facilities Council, STFC, ST/I001085/1.
KeyWords: gravitational waves
DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/25/9/095004

Citations: 14
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