GWDAW-8 Abstract: LIGO Inspiral Veto Studies

Nelson Christensen · Carleton College · LIGO

Peter Shawhan · Caltech · LIGO

Nelson Christensen, Peter Shawhan, Gabriela Gonzalez Presented is an overview of the veto and glitch studies for the Inspiral Analysis Group. Data from the LIGO/GEO S2 run has been examined for its general quality, and consequently some sections have been excluded; the data quality strategies are discussed. Numerous interferometric control and environmental channels have been examined for glitches that are concurrent with events registered in the inspiral search through the playground data. The results of these investigations, and how they are being used to create vetoes will be discussed.