Faculty Publications


Monitoring Sco X-1 for the detection of gravitational waves with networks of gravitational wave detectors

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Publication Date

January 2008


Searching for gravitational waves triggered by electromagnetic astronomical observations has several benefits: prior information about the source location enhances detection efficiency, and the use of time coincidence implies analysis of only a small stretch of data which allows sophisticated analysis with high computational costs. During postprocessing, knowledge about the source enables accurate reconstruction of the source parameters, leading to an astrophysical interpretation. In this paper, we present a triggered search pipeline called RIDGE and we demonstrate the search for gravitational waves from Sco X-1, in which X-ray bursts occur frequently, using simulated data. In the analysis, we consider the optimum network combination for Sco X-1.

Journal Title

J. Phys. Conf. Ser.