LIGO Document T970130-v1

Specification of a Common Data Frame Format for Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors (IGWD)

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03 Mar 2009, 14:13
The LIGO/VIRGO Data Frame Format for interferometric gravitational wave detectors (IGWD)
is a collaborative effort that has evolved out of a frame format design originated within the
VIRGO Project. This specification has evolved out of the recognition for the need of a standard
definition of this frame format that can be used by individual (international) projects wishing to
adhere to a common representation of data produced by IGWD. It is hoped that by using a
standard design for data, future collaborative analyses of data taken by different projects can be
promoted more easily.
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This is version 8 of the Frame Specification as appproved by LIGO and Virgo on March 4, 2009. Previous versions may be viewed in the "-x0" version of this document.

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