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ID: 426876.0, MPI für Gravitationsphysik / Astrophysical Relativity
Testing gravitational-wave searches with numerical relativity waveforms: Results from the first Numerical INJection Analysis (NINJA) project
Authors:Aylott, Benjamin; Baker, John G.; Boggs, William D.; Boyle, Michael; Brady, Patrick R.; Brown, Duncan A.; Brügmann, Bernd; Buchman, Luisa T.; Buonanno, Alessandra; Cadonati, Laura; Camp, Jordan; Campanelli, Manuela; Centrella, Joan; Chatterji, Shourov; Christensen, Nelson; Chu, Tony; Diener, Peter; Dorband, Nils; Etienne, Zachariah B.; Faber, Joshua; Fairhurst, Stephen; Farr, Benjamin; Fischetti, Sebastian; Guidi, Gianluca; Goggin, Lisa M.; Hannam, Mark; Herrmann, Frank; Hinder, Ian; Husa, Sascha; Kalogera, Vicky; Keppel, Drew; Kidder, Lawrence E.; Kelly, Bernard J.; Krishnan, Badri; Laguna, Pablo; Lousto, Carlos O.; Mandel, Ilya; Marronetti, Pedro; Matzner, Richard; McWilliams, Sean T.; Matthews, Keith D.; Mercer, R. Adam; Mohapatra, Satyanarayan R. P.; Mroue, Abdul H.; Nakano, Hiroyuki; Ochsner, Evan; Pan, Yi; Pekowsky, Larne; Pfeiffer, Harald P.; Pollney, Denis; Pretorius, Frans; Raymond, Vivien; Reisswig, Christian; Rezzolla, Luciano; Rinne, Oliver; Robinson, Craig; Röver, Christian; Santamaria, Lucia; Sathyaprakash, Bangalore; Scheel, Mark A.; Schnetter, Erik; Seiler, Jennifer; Shapiro, Stuart L.; Shoemaker, Deirdre; Sperhake, Ulrich; Stroeer, Alexander; Sturani, Riccardo; Tichy, Wolfgang; Liu, Yuk Tung; van der Sluys, Marc; van Meter, James R.; Vaulin, Ruslan; Vecchio, Alberto; Veitch, John; Vicere, Andrea; Whelan, John T.; Zlochower, Yosef
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2009-01-28
Title of Journal:Classical and Quantum Gravity
Volume:26
Issue / Number:16
Sequence Number of Article:165008
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:The Numerical INJection Analysis (NINJA) project is a collaborative effort between members of the numerical relativity and gravitational-wave data analysis communities. The purpose of NINJA is to study the sensitivity of existing gravitational-wave search algorithms using numerically generated waveforms and to foster closer collaboration between the numerical relativity and data analysis communities. We describe the results of the first NINJA analysis which focused on gravitational waveforms from binary black hole coalescence. Ten numerical relativity groups contributed numerical data which were used to generate a set of gravitational-wave signals. These signals were injected into a simulated data set, designed to mimic the response of the Initial LIGO and Virgo gravitational-wave detectors. Nine groups analysed this data using search and parameter-estimation pipelines. Matched filter algorithms, un-modelled-burst searches and Bayesian parameter-estimation and model-selection algorithms were applied to the data. We report the efficiency of these search methods in detecting the numerical waveforms and measuring their parameters. We describe preliminary comparisons between the different search methods and suggest improvements for future NINJA analyses.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Bernhard F. Schutz
Affiliations:MPI für Gravitationsphysik/Astrophysical Relativity
MPI für Gravitationsphysik/Observational Relativity and Cosmology
Identifiers:LOCALID:arXiv:0901.4399
DOI:10.1088/0264-9381/26/16/165008
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