Gravitational Wave Data Analysis by B.f. SchutzGravitational Wave Data Analysis by B.f. Schutz

Gravitational Wave Data Analysis

byB.f. Schutz

Paperback | September 21, 2011

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The articles in this book represent the major contributions at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop that was held from 6 to 9 July 1987 in the magnificent setting of Dyffryn House and Gardens, in St. Nicholas, just outside Cardiff, Wales. The idea for such a meeting arose in discussions that I had in 1985 and 1986 with many of the principal members of the various groups building prototype laser-interferometric gravitational wave detectors. It became clear that the proposals that these groups were planning to submit for large-scale detectors would have to address questions like the following: . What computing hardware might be required to sift through data corning in at rates of several gigabytes per day for gravitational wave events that might last only a second or less and occur as rarely as once a month? . What software would be required for this task, and how much effort would be required to write it? . Given that every group accepted that a worldwide network of detectors operating in co­ incidence with one another was required in order to provide both convincing evidence of detections of gravitational waves and sufficient information to determine the amplitude and direction of the waves that had been detected, what sort of problems would the necessary data exchanges raise? Yet most of the effort in these groups had, quite naturally, been concentrated on the detector systems.
Title:Gravitational Wave Data AnalysisFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 21, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401070288

ISBN - 13:9789401070287


Table of Contents

Table of Contensts.- 1: Sources of Gravitational Radiation.- Sources of Gravitational Radiation.- The Rate of Gravitational Collapse in the MilKy Way.- Gravitational Radiation from Rotating Stellar Core Collapse.- ReMarks on SN 1987a.- Coalescing Binaries to Post-Newtonian Order.- 2: Principles of Signal Processing.- A Review of the Statistical Theory of Signal Detection.- Radio Pulsar Search Techniques.- Sample Covariance Techniques in the Detection of Gravitational Waves.- 3: Quantum Limits on Detectors.- Parametric Transducers and Quantum Nondemolition in Bar Detectors.- Squeezed States of Light.- 4: Methods of Data Analysis in Gravitational Wave Detectors.- Round Table Discussion - Gravitational Wave Detectors.- Spacecraft Gravitational Wave Experiments.- Gravitational Wave Experiments with Resonant Antennas.- Gravitational Antenna Bandwidths and Cross Sections.- Comparison of Bars and Interferometers: Detection of Transient Gravitational Radiation.- Broadband Search Techniques for Periodic Sources of Gravitational Radiation.- Response of Michelson Interferometers to Linearly Polarized Gravitational Waves of Arbitrary Direction of Propagation.- Data Analysis as a Noise Diagnostic: Looking for Transients in Interferometers.- Data Acquisition and Analysis with the Glasgow Prototype Detector.- On the Analysis of Gravitational Wave Data.- GRAVNET, Multiple Antenna Coincidences and Antenna Patterns for Resonant Bar Antennas.- Coincidence Probabilities for networks of Laser Interferometric Detectors Observing Coalescing Compact Binaries.- Data Analysis Requirements of Networks of Detectors.- Round-Table on Data Exchange.