All-sky search for gravitational-wave bursts in the first joint LIGO-GEO-Virgo run

Year: 2010

Authors: Abadie J., Abbott B. P., Abbott R., Accadia T., Acernese F., Adhikari R., Ajith P., Allen B., Allen G., Amador Ceron E., Amin R. S., Anderson S. B., Anderson W. G., Antonucci F., Arain M. A., Araya M., Arun K. G., Aso Y., Aston S., Astone P., Aufmuth P., Aulbert C., Babak S., Baker P., Ballardin G., Ballmer S., Barker D., Barone F., Barr B., Barriga P. Barsotti L., Barsuglia M., Barton M.A., Bartos I., Bassiri R., Bastarrika M., Bauer Th. S., Behnke B., Beker M.G., Belletoile A., Benacquista M., Betzwieser J., Beyersdorf P.T., Bigotta S., Bilenko I.A., Billingsley G ., Birindelli S., Biswas R., Bizouard M.A., Black E., Blackburn J.K., Blackburn L., Blair D., Bland B., Blom M., Boccara C., Bock O., Bodiya T. P., Bondarescu R., Bondu F., Bonelli L., Bonnand R., Bork R., Born M., Bose S., Bosi L., Bouhou B., Braccini S., Bradaschia C., Brady P.R., Braginsky V.B., Brau J.E., Breyer J., Bridges D.O., Brillet A., Brinkmann M., Brisson V., Britzger M., Brooks A.F., Brown D.A., Budzynski R., Bulik T., Bullington A., Bulten H.J., Buonanno A., Burmeister O., Buskulic D., Buy C., Byer R.L., Cadonati L., Cagnoli G., Cain J., Calloni E., Camp J.B., Campagna E., Cannizzo J., Cannon K.C., Canuel B., Cao J., Capano C.D., Carbognani F., Cardenas L., Caudill S., Cavaglia M., Cavalier F., Cavalieri R., Cella G., Cepeda C., Cesarini E., Chalermsongsak T., Chalkley E., Charlton P., Chassande-Mottin E., Chatterji S., Chelkowski S., Chen Y., Chincarini A., Christensen N., Chua S.S.Y., Chung C.T.Y., Clark D., Clark J., Clayton J.H., Cleva F., Coccia E., Colacino C.N., Colas J., Colla A., Colombini M., Conte R., Cook D., Corbitt T.R.C., Cornish N., Corsi A., Coulon J.P., Coward D., Coyne D.C., Creighton J.D.E., Creighton T.D., Cruise A. M., Culter R.M., Cumming A., Cunningham L., Cuoco E., Dahl K., Danilishin S.L., D’Antonio S., Danzmann K., Dattilo V., Daudert B., Davier M., Davies G., Daw E.J., Day R., Dayanga T., De Rosa R., DeBra D., Degallaix J., del Prete M., Dergachev V., DeSalvo R., Dhurandhar S., Di Fiore L., Di Lieto A., Emilio M.D., Di Virgilio A., Diaz M., Dietz A., Donovan F., Dooley K.L., Doomes E.E., Drago M., Drever R.W.P., Driggers J., Dueck J., Duke I., Dumas J.C., Dwyer S., Edgar M., Edwards M., Effler A., Ehrens P., Etzel T., Evans M., Evans T., Fafone V., Fairhurst S., Faltas Y., Fan Y., Fazi D., Fehrmann H., Ferrante I., Fidecaro F., Finn L.S., Fiori I., Flaminio R. Flasch K., Foley S., Forrest C., Fotopoulos N., Fournier J.D., Franc J., Frasca S., Frasconi F., Frede M., Frei M., Frei Z., Freise A., Fey R., Fricke T.T., Friedrich D., Fritschel P., Frolov V.V., Fulda P., Fyffe M., Galimberti M., Gammaitoni L., Garofoli J.A. Garufi F., Gemme G., Genin E., Gennai A., Ghosh S., Giaime J.A., Giampanis S., Giardina K.D., Giazotto A., Goetz E., Goggin L.M., Gonzalez G., Gossler S., Gouaty R., Granata M., Grant A., Gras S., Gray C., Greenhalgh R. J. S., Gretarsson A. M., Greverie C., Grosso R., Grote H., Grunewald S., Guidi G.M., Gustafson E.K., Gustafson R., Hage B., Hallam J.M., Hammer D., Hammond G.D., Hanna C., Hanson J., Harms J., Harry G. M., Harry I.W., Harstad E.D., Haughian K., Hayama K., Hayau J.F., Hayler T., Heefner J., Heitmann H., Hello P., Heng I.S., Heptonstall A., Hewitson M., Hild S., Hirose E., Hoak D., Hodge K.A., Holt K., Hosken D.J., Hough J., Howell E., Hoyland D., Huet D., Hughey B., Husa S., Huttner S.H., Ingram D.R., Isogai T., Ivanov A., Jaranowski P., Johnson W.W., Jones D.I., Jones G., Jones R., Ju L., Kalmus P., Kalogera V., Kandhasamy S., Kanner J., Katsavounidis E., Kawabe K., Kawamura S., Kawazoe F., Kells W., Keppel D.G., Khalaidovski A., Khalili F.Y., Khan R., Khazanov E., Kim H., King P.J., Kissel J.S., Klimenko S., Kokeyama K., Kondrashov V., Kopparapu R.; Koranda S., Kowalska I., Kozak D., Kringel V., Krishnan B., Krolak A., Kuehn G., Kullman J., Kumar R., Kwee P., Lam P. K., Landry M., Lang M., Lantz B., Lastzka N., Lazzarini A., Leaci P., Lei M., Leindecker N., Leonor I., Leroy N., Letendre N., Li T.G.F., Lin H., Lindquist P.E., Littenberg T.B., Lockerbie N.A., Lodhia D., Lorenzini M., Loriette V., Lormand M., Losurdo G., Lu P., Lubinski M., Lucianetti A., Lueck H., Lundgren A., Machenschalk B., MacInnis M., Mageswaran M., Mailand K., Majorana E. Mak C., Maksimovic I., Man N., Mandel I., Mandic V., Mantovani M., Marchesoni F., Marion F., Marka S., Marka Z., Markosyan A., Markowitz J., Maros E., Marque J., Martelli F., Martin I.W., Martin R.M., Marx J.N., Mason K., Masserot A., Matichard F., Matone L., Matzner R.A., Mavalvala N., McCarthy R., McClelland D.E., McGuire S.C., McIntyre G., McKechan D.J.A., Mehmet M., Melatos A., Melissinos A., Mendell G., Menendez D.F., Mercer R.A., Merill L., Meshkov S., Messenger C., Meyer M.S., Miao H., Michel C., Milano L., Miller J., Minenkov Y., Mino Y., Mitra S., Mitrofanov V.P., Mitselmakher G., Mittleman R., Miyakawa O., Moe B., Mohan M., Mohanty S.D., Mohapatra S.R.P., Moreau J., Moreno G., Morgado N., Morgia A., Mors K., Mosca S., Moscatelli V., Mossavi K., Mours B., MowLowry C., Mueller G., Mukherjee S., Mullavey A., Mueller-Ebhardt H., Munch J., Murray P.G., Nash T., Nawrodt R., Nelson J., Neri I., Newton G., Nishida E., Nishizawa A., Nocera F., Ochsner E., O’Dell J., Ogin G.H., Oldenburg R., O’Reilly B., O’Shaughnessy R., Ottaway D.J., Ottens R.S., Overmier H., Owen B.J., Page A., Pagliaroli G., Palladino L., Palomba C., Pan Y., Pankow C., Paoletti F., Papa M.A., Pardi S., Parisi M., Pasqualetti A., Passaquieti R., Passuello D., Patel P., Pathak D., Pedraza M., Pekowsky L., Penn S., Peralta C., Perreca A., Persichetti G., Pichot M., Pickenpack M., Piergiovanni F., Pietka M., Pinard L., Pinto I. M., Pitkin M., Pletsch H. J., Plissi M. V., Poggiani R, Postiglione F., Prato M., Principe M., Prix R., Prodi G. A., Prokhorov L., Puncken O., Punturo M., Puppo P., Quetschke V., Raab F. J., Rabeling D. S., Rabeling D. S., Radkins H., Raffai P., Raics Z., Rakhmanov M., Rapagnani P., Raymond V., Re V., Reed C. M., Reed T., Regimbau T., Rehbein H., Reid S., Reitze D. H., Ricci F., Riesen R., Riles K., Roberts P., Robertson N.A., Robinet F., Robinson C., Robinson E. L., Rocchi A., Roddy S., Rover C., Rolland L., Rollins J., Romano J. D., Romano R., Romie J. H., Rosinska D., Rowan S., Rudiger A., Ruggi P., Ryan K., Sakata S., Salemi F., Sammut L., Sancho de la Jordana L., Sandberg V., Sannibale V., Santamaria L., Santostasi G., Saraf S., Sarin P., Sassolas B., Sathyaprakash B. S., Sato S., Satterthwaite M., Saulson P. R., Savage R., Schilling R., Schnabel R., Schofield R., Schulz B., Schutz B. F., Schwinberg P., Scott J., Scott S. M., Searle A. C., Seifert F., Sellers D., Sengupta A. S., Sentenac D., Sergeev A., Shapiro B., Shawhan P., Shoemaker D. H., Sibley A., Siemens X., Sigg D., Sintes A. M., Skelton G., Slagmolen B. J. J., Slutsky J., Smith J. R., Smith M. R., Smith N. D., Somiya K., Sorazu B., Sperandio L., Stein A. J., Stein L. C., Steplewski S., Stochino A., Stone R., Strain K. A., Strigin S., Stroeer A., Sturani R., Stuver A. L., Summerscales T.Z., Sung M., Susmithan S., Sutton P. J., Swinkels B., Szokoly G. P., Talukder D., Tanner D. B., Tarabrin S. P., Taylor J. R., Taylor R., Thorne K. A., Thorne K. S., Thuering A., Titsler C., Tokmakov K. V., Toncelli A., Tonelli M., Torres C., Torrie C. I., Tournefier E., Travasso F., Traylor G.., Trias M., Trummer J., Turner L., Ugolini D., Urbanek K., Vahlbruch H., Vajente G., Vallisneri M., van den Brand J. F. J., Van Den Broeck C., van der Putten S., van der Sluys M. V., Vass S., Vaulin R., Vavoulidis M., Vecchio A., Vedovato G., van Veggel A. A., Veitch J., Veitch P. J., Veltkamp C., Verkindt D., Vetrano F., Vicere A., Villar A., Vinet J. -Y., Vocca H., Vorvick C., Vyachanin S.P., Waldman S.J., Wallace L., Wanner A., Ward R.L., Was M., Wei P., Weinert M., Weinstein A. J., Weiss R., Wen L., Wen S., Wessels P., West M., Westphal T., Wette K., Whelan J.T., Whitcomb S.E., Whiting B. F., Wilkinson C., Willems P. A., Williams H. R., Williams L., Willke B., Wilmut I., Winkelmann L., Winkler W., Wipf C. C., Wiseman A. G., Woan G., Wooley R., Worden J., Yakushin I., Yamamoto H., Yamamoto K., Yeaton-Massey D., Yoshida S., Yvert M., Zanolin M., Zhang L., Zhang Z., Zhao C., Zotov N., Zucker M. E., Zweizig J.

Autors Affiliation: CALTECH, LIGO, Pasadena, CA 91125 USA; Max Planck Inst Gravitat Phys, Albert Einstein Inst, D-14476 Golm, Germany; Max Planck Inst Gravitat Phys, Albert Einstein Inst, D-30167 Hannover, Germany; Andrews Univ, Berrien Springs, MI 49104 USA; Univ Paris 07, CEA, Observ Paris, APC,CNRS,UMR7164,IN2P3,DSM,IRFU, F-75221 Paris 05, France; Australian Natl Univ, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia; CALTECH CaRT, Pasadena, CA 91125 USA; Cardiff Univ, Cardiff CF24 3AA, S Glam, Wales; Carleton Coll, Northfield, MN 55057 USA; Charles Sturt Univ, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2678, Australia; Columbia Univ, New York, NY 10027 USA; EGO, I-56021 Cascina, PI, Italy; Embry Riddle Aeronaut Univ, Prescott, AZ 86301 USA; Eotvos Lorand Univ, ELTE, H-1053 Budapest, Hungary; CNRS, ESPCI, F-75005 Paris, France; Hobart & William Smith Coll, Geneva, NY 14456 USA; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Firenze, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; Univ Urbino Carlo Bo, I-61029 Urbino, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Genova, I-16146 Genoa, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Napoli, I-80126 Naples, Italy; Univ Naples Federico 2, I-80126 Naples, Italy; Univ Salerno, I-84084 Salerno, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Perugia, I-06123 Perugia, Italy; Univ Perugia, I-06123 Perugia, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Pisa, I-56127 Pisa, Italy; Univ Pisa, I-56127 Pisa, Italy; Univ Siena, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Roma, I-00185 Rome, Italy; Univ Roma La Sapienza, I-00185 Rome, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Roma Tor Vergata, I-00133 Rome, Italy; Univ Roma Tor Vergata, I-00133 Rome, Italy; Univ Aquila, I-67100 Laquila, Italy; Inst Appl Phys, Nizhnii Novgorod 603950, Russia; Interuniv Ctr Astron & Astrophys, Pune 411007, Maharashtra, India; Univ Paris 11, LAL, CNRS, IN2P3, F-91898 Orsay, France; Univ Savoie, CNRS, IN2P3, Lab Annecy Le Vieux Phys Particules, F-74941 Annecy Le Vieux, France; Leibniz Univ Hannover, D-30167 Hannover, Germany; Hanford Observ, LIGO, Richland, WA 99352 USA; Livingston Observ, LIGO, Livingston, LA 70754 USA; MIT, LIGO, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA; CNRS, IN2P3, LMA, F-69622 Lyon, France; Louisiana State Univ, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA; Louisiana Tech Univ, Ruston, LA 71272 USA; McNeese State Univ, Lake Charles, LA 70609 USA; Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT 59717 USA; Moscow MV Lomonosov State Univ, Moscow 119992, Russia; NASA, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA; Natl Inst Nat Sci, Natl Astron Observ Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo 1818588, Japan; Natl Inst Subat Phys, Nikhef, NL-1009 DB Amsterdam, Netherlands; Vrije Univ Amsterdam, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands; Northwestern Univ, Evanston, IL 60208 USA; Univ Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observ Cote Azur, F-06304 Nice, France; Univ Rennes 1, CNRS, Inst Phys Rennes, F-35042 Rennes, France; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Grp Collegato Trento, Trento, Italy; Univ Trent, I-38050 Povo, Trento, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Padova, I-35131 Padua, Italy; Univ Padua, I-35131 Padua, Italy; IM PAN, PL-00956 Warsaw, Poland; Warsaw Univ, PL-00681 Warsaw, Poland; Warsaw Univ, Astron Observ, PL-00478 Warsaw, Poland; CAMK PAN, PL-00716 Warsaw, Poland; Bialystok Univ, PL-15424 Bialystok, Poland; IPJ, PL-05400 Otwock, Poland; Astron Inst, PL-65265 Zielona Gora, Poland; Rochester Inst Technol, Rochester, NY 14623 USA; HSIC, Rutherford Appleton Lab, Didcot OX11 0QX, Oxon, England; San Jose State Univ, San Jose, CA 95192 USA; Sonoma State Univ, Rohnert Pk, CA 94928 USA; SE Louisiana Univ, Hammond, LA 70402 USA; Southern Univ, Baton Rouge, LA 70813 USA; A&M Coll, Baton Rouge, LA 70813 USA; Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA 94305 USA; Syracuse Univ, Syracuse, NY 13244 USA; Penn State Univ, University Pk, PA 16802 USA; Univ Melbourne, Parkville, Vic 3010, Australia; Univ Mississippi, University, MS 38677 USA; Univ Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, S Yorkshire, England; Univ Texas Austin, Austin, TX 78712 USA; Univ Texas Brownsville, Brownsville, TX 78520 USA; Texas Southmost Coll, Brownsville, TX 78520 USA; Trinity Univ, San Antonio, TX 78212 USA; Univ Illes Balears, E-07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Univ Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia; Univ Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, W Midlands, England; Univ Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA; Univ Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Lanark, Scotland; Univ Maryland, College Pk, MD 20742 USA; Univ Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 USA; Univ Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA; Univ Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA; Univ Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 USA; Univ Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627 USA; Univ Sannio Benevento, I-82100 Benevento, Italy; Univ Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, Hants, England; Univ Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ, Lanark, Scotland; Univ Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia; Univ Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53201 USA; Washington State Univ, Pullman, WA 99164 USA

Abstract: We present results from an all-sky search for unmodeled gravitational-wave bursts in the data collected by the LIGO, GEO 600 and Virgo detectors between November 2006 and October 2007. The search is performed by three different analysis algorithms over the frequency band 50-6000 Hz. Data are analyzed for times with at least two of the four LIGO-Virgo detectors in coincident operation, with a total live time of 266 days. No events produced by the search algorithms survive the selection cuts. We set a frequentist upper limit on the rate of gravitational-wave bursts impinging on our network of detectors. When combined with the previous LIGO search of the data collected between November 2005 and November 2006, the upper limit on the rate of detectable gravitational-wave bursts in the 64-2048 Hz band is 2.0 events per year at 90% confidence. We also present event rate versus strength exclusion plots for several types of plausible burst waveforms. The sensitivity of the combined search is expressed in terms of the root-sum-squared strain amplitude for a variety of simulated waveforms and lies in the range 6 x 10(-22) Hz(-1/2) to 2 x 10(-20) Hz(-1/2). This is the first untriggered burst search to use data from the LIGO and Virgo detectors together, and the most sensitive untriggered burst search performed so far.

Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW D

Volume: 81 (10)      Pages from: 102001  to: 102001

More Information: The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory, the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Max-Planck-Society and the State of Niedersachsen/Germany for support of the construction and operation of the GEO 600 detector, and the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique for the construction and operation of the Virgo detector. The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support of the research by these agencies and by the Australian Research Council, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India, the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy, the Spanish Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia, the Conselleria d\’Economia Hisenda i Innovacio of the Govern de les Illes Balears, the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the FOCUS Programme of Foundation for Polish Science, the Royal Society, the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Carnegie Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This document has been assigned LIGO Laboratory document number LIGO-P0900108-v6.
KeyWords: gravitational waves; Virgo; LIGO; geo; performance
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.81.102001

Citations: 52
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