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A Fast Data Processing Technique for Continuous Gravitational Wave Searches

Version 1 : Received: 18 October 2021 / Approved: 20 October 2021 / Online: 20 October 2021 (12:31:00 CEST)

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Tinto, M. A Fast Data Processing Technique for Continuous Gravitational Wave Searches. Universe 2021, 7, 486. Tinto, M. A Fast Data Processing Technique for Continuous Gravitational Wave Searches. Universe 2021, 7, 486.

Journal reference: Universe 2021, 7, 486
DOI: 10.3390/universe7120486

Abstract

This article discusses the potential advantages of a data processing technique for continuous gravitational wave signals searches in the data measured by ground-based gravitational wave interferometers. Its main advantage over other techniques is that it does not need to search over the signal’s direction of propagation. Although it is a “ coherent method” (i.e. it coherently processes year-long data), it is applied to a data set obtained by multiplying the original time-series with a (half-year) time-shifted copy of it. As a result, the phase modulation due to the interferometer motion around the Sun is automatically canceled in the signal of the synthesized time-series. Although the resulting signal-to-noise ratio is not as high as that of a coherent search, it equals that of current hierarchical methods. In addition, since the signal search is performed over a parameters space of smaller dimensionality, the associated false-alarm probability should be smaller than those characterizing hierarchical methods and result in an improved likelihood of detection.

Keywords

Gravitational waves; Interferometers; Data Analysis; Continuous gravitational wave signals

Subject

PHYSICAL SCIENCES, Astronomy & Astrophysics

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