GWDAW-8 Abstract: Broad-band CW searches in LIGO & GEO S2/S3 data

Bruce Allen · U. Wisconsin - Milwaukee · LIGO


Work is currently underway to carry ou broad band CW searches in the LIGO & GEO S2/S3 data sets. Some of the searches use months of data and are targeted in the direction of the Galactic center. Other searches uses ten hours of the most sensitive and stable data, and cover the entire sky. We describe the analysis pipeline, which includes automated algorithms for detecting and rejecting instrumental artifacts that 'ring off' pulsar templates. Some searches require grid-enabled codes capable of running on thousands of CPUs. Authors: Bruce Allen Yousuke Itoh M.Alessandra Papa Xavier Siemens