LIGO Document T080347-v1

The Combined IFAR Statistic

Document #:
LIGO-T080347-v1
Document type:
T - Technical notes
Other Versions:
LIGO-T080347-x0
12 Feb 2009, 14:39
Abstract:
The FAR is a statistic that can be defined for foreground signals when there is a measure of the background signal rate as well. For searches where the background rate changes for different trigger categories, it is useful to calculate the FAR with that category definition, which can then be recombined into a combined FAR. This statistic has been developed for the search for GWs from low mass CBCs during the first year of S5.
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IFAR

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