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Title

The Mock LISA Data Challenges: from Challenge 3 to Challenge 4

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Classical and Quantum Gravity

Volume

27

Issue

8

Publication Date

2010

DOI

10.1088/0264-9381/27/8/084009

Abstract

The Mock LISA Data Challenges are a program to demonstrate LISA data-analysis capabilities and to encourage their development. Each round of challenges consists of one or more datasets containing simulated instrument noise and gravitational waves from sources of undisclosed parameters. Participants analyze the datasets and report best-fit solutions for the source parameters. Here we present the results of the third challenge, issued in April 2008, which demonstrated the positive recovery of signals from chirping galactic binaries, from spinning supermassive-black-hole binaries (with optimal SNRs between ~10 and 2000), from simultaneous extreme-mass-ratio inspirals (SNRs of 10–50), from cosmic-string-cusp bursts (SNRs of 10–100), and from a relatively loud isotropic background with Ωgw(f) ~ 10−11, slightly below the LISA instrument noise.

Comments

Originally published by Institute of Physics in Classical and Quantum Gravity. Publisher's PDF available through remote link. May require subscription if user is not on the USU Network.

http://iopscience.iop.org/0264-9381/27/8/084009