School of Astroparticle Physics
May 27th - June 1st, 2013
OHP, Saint Michel l'Observatoire

Gravitational Waves

Searching for compact binary coalescence signals with ground-based GW detectors

Thomas DENT
  Albert Einstein Institute (AEI)

I will present the methods used to identify inspiral signals in a network of detectors, and explain strategies that enable us to make detections in real (non-ideal) detector data. I will also present a few recent search results and discuss prospects for detection in the next few years.
  1. Overview of waveforms from compact binary sources [see question above]
  2. Mathematical description of noise and optimal matched filter for a known signal
  3. Templates, template banks and multi-detector consistency
  4. Non-Gaussian noise and background estimation
  5. Upper limits and status of searches


Inspiraling and merging compact binaries consisting of neutron stars (NS) and black holes (BH) are strong sources of gravitational waves, and are expected to give rise to frequent signals in future ground-based detectors.



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