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Search for gravitational waves in the galaxy with the five-bar network
Author(s): Massimo Cerdonio; Lucio Baggio; Giovanni Andrea Prodi
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Paper Abstract

A network of five cryogenic 'bar' gw detectors has been in operation in the years 1997-2000. A generic coincidence search has been performed with such a network, under the International Gravitational Events Collaboration, IGEC, for millisecond burst gw signals. A triple coincidence within the network has a false alarm rate below 10-2 y-1. No triple coincidence was found over the 173.2 days during which at least three detectors where on the air and improved upper limits have been established for the gw flux on earth. The typical search thresholds of the detectors correspond to a neutron star - neutron star coalescence at 10 kpc distance. The network is currently under upgrade and it is expected to usefully complement, in searches for ms gw signals, the interferometric detectors under completion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4856, Gravitational-Wave Detection, (26 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459023
Show Author Affiliations
Massimo Cerdonio, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
INFN (Italy)
Lucio Baggio, INFN (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy)
Giovanni Andrea Prodi, INFN (Italy)
Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4856:
Gravitational-Wave Detection
Peter Saulson; Adrian M. Cruise, Editor(s)

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