GWDAW-8 Abstract: Analysis of LIGO S2 data for gravitational waves from isolated pulsars

Rejean J. Dupuis · University of Glasgow · GEO

A search has been carried out for periodic gravitational wave signals from several isolated pulsars using data from the second LIGO science run. The time-domain algorithm used to extract the potential signals will be reviewed as well as the ensuing Bayesian statistical analysis. We will describe an end-to-end validation of the analysis pipeline performed by injecting artificial signals directly into the LIGO interferometers. Preliminary results will be presented for several known isolated pulsars.