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Report on the second Mock LISA Data Challenge

Babak, S., Baker, J.G., Benaquista, M.J., Cornish, J.C., Crowder, J., Cutler, C., Larson, S.L., Littenberg, T.B., Porter, E.K., Vallisneri, M., Vecchio, A., Auger, G., Barack, Leor, Blaut, A., Bloomer, E., Brown, D.A., Christensen, N., Clark, J., Fairhurst, S., Gair, J.R., Halloin, H., Hendry, M., Jimenez, A., Krolak, A., Mandel, I., Messenger, C., Meyer, R., Mohamty, S., Nayak, R., Petiteau, A., Pitkin, M., Plagnol, E., Prix, R., Robinson, E., Roever, C., Savov, P., Stroeer, A., Toher, J., Veitech, J., Vinet, J-Y., Wen, L., Whelan, J. and Woan, G. (2008) Report on the second Mock LISA Data Challenge Classical and Quantum Gravity, 25, (11), 114037-[8pp]. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/25/11/114037).

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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 several data sets containing simulated instrument noise and gravitational waves from sources of undisclosed parameters. Participants are asked to analyze the data sets and report the maximum information about the source parameters. The challenges are being released in rounds of increasing complexity and realism: here we present the results of Challenge 2, issued in Jan 2007, which successfully demonstrated the recovery of signals from nonspinning supermassive-black-hole binaries with optimal SNRs between ~10 and 2000, from ~20 000 overlapping galactic white-dwarf binaries (among a realistically distributed population of 26 million), and from the extreme-mass-ratio inspirals of compact objects into central galactic black holes with optimal SNRs ~100.

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Published date: 2008


Local EPrints ID: 49967
ISSN: 0264-9381
PURE UUID: 1c3c9a4c-4842-472d-b356-63576e1381ef

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Date deposited: 04 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:54

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Author: S. Babak
Author: J.G. Baker
Author: M.J. Benaquista
Author: J.C. Cornish
Author: J. Crowder
Author: C. Cutler
Author: S.L. Larson
Author: T.B. Littenberg
Author: E.K. Porter
Author: M. Vallisneri
Author: A. Vecchio
Author: G. Auger
Author: Leor Barack
Author: A. Blaut
Author: E. Bloomer
Author: D.A. Brown
Author: N. Christensen
Author: J. Clark
Author: S. Fairhurst
Author: J.R. Gair
Author: H. Halloin
Author: M. Hendry
Author: A. Jimenez
Author: A. Krolak
Author: I. Mandel
Author: C. Messenger
Author: R. Meyer
Author: S. Mohamty
Author: R. Nayak
Author: A. Petiteau
Author: M. Pitkin
Author: E. Plagnol
Author: R. Prix
Author: E. Robinson
Author: C. Roever
Author: P. Savov
Author: A. Stroeer
Author: J. Toher
Author: J. Veitech
Author: J-Y. Vinet
Author: L. Wen
Author: J. Whelan
Author: G. Woan

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