LIGO Document P070085-x0

A Bayesian coincidence test for noise rejection in a gravitational-wave burst search*

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In searches for gravitational-wave bursts, a standard technique used to reject noise is to discard burst event candidates that are not seen in coincidence in multiple detectors. A coincidence test in which Bayesian inference is used to measure how noise-like a tuple of events appears is presented here. This technique is shown to yield higher detection efficiencies for a given false alarm rate than do techniques based on per-parameter thresholds when applied to a toy model covering a broad class of event candidate populations. Also presented is the real-world example of a use of the technique for noise rejection in a time–frequency burst search conducted on simulated gravitational-wave detector data. Besides achieving a higher detection efficiency, the technique is significantly less challenging to implement well than is a per-parameter threshold method.
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Rev P070085-P-Z:
- Full document number: LIGO-P070085-P-Z
- Author(s): Kipp Cannon
- Document date: 2008-05-07
- Document received date: 2008-09-25
- Document entry date: 2008-09-25
- Citation reference: Class. Quantum Grav. 25 (2008) 105024 (13pp) doi:10.1088/0264-9381/25/10/105024

Rev P070085-00-Z:
- Full document number: LIGO-P070085-00-Z
- Author(s): Kipp Cannon
- Document date: 2007-12-21
- Document received date: 2008-01-02
- Document entry date: 2008-01-02
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Published in Class Quant Grav vol. 25 pg. 105024 (13pp).

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