LIGO Document P070089-x0

A template bank to search for gravitational waves from inspiralling compact binaries: II. Phenomenological model

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LIGO-P070089-x0
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P - Publications
Abstract:
Matched filtering is used to search for gravitational waves emitted by inspiralling compact binaries in data from ground-based interferometers. One of the key aspects of the detection process is the deployment of a set of templates, also called a template bank, to cover the astrophysically interesting region of the parameter space. In a companion paper, we described the template bank algorithm used in the analysis of Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) data to search for signals from non-spinning binaries made of neutron star and/or stellar-mass black holes; this template bank is based upon physical template families. In this paper, we describe the phenomenological template bank that was used to search for gravitational waves from non-spinning black hole binaries (from stellar mass formation) in the second, third and fourth LIGO science runs. We briefly explain the design of the bank, whose templates are based on a phenomenological detection template family. We show that this template bank gives matches greater than 95% with the physical template families that are expected to be captured by the phenomenological templates.
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Rev P070089-P-Z:
- Full document number: LIGO-P070089-P-Z
- Author(s): Thomas Cokelaer
- Document date: 2007-11-27
- Document received date: 2008-09-25
- Document entry date: 2008-09-25
- Citation reference: Class. Quantum Grav. 24 (2007) 62276242 doi:10.1088/0264-9381/24/24/006

Rev P070089-01-Z:
- Full document number: LIGO-P070089-01-Z
- Author(s): Thomas Cokelaer
- Document date: 2007-09-07
- Document received date: 2007-09-07
- Document entry date: 2007-09-07

Rev P070089-00-Z:
- Full document number: LIGO-P070089-00-Z
- Author(s): Thomas Cokelaer
- Document date: 2007-08-10
- Document received date: 2007-08-10
- Document entry date: 2007-08-10
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Published in Class Quant Grav vol. 24 pg. 6227-6242.

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