GWDAW-8 Abstract: Tuning BlockNormal: comparative studies

John McNabb · Penn State University · LIGO

BlockNormal event generation is controlled by four parameters. Two control BlockNormal's ability to recognize change-points, while two others control its sensitivity to recognizing consequtive change-points as forming events. Here we in-progress studies of the sensitivity of BlockNormal's event generation to these four controlling parameters in real data. We also discuss briefly criteria for choosing parameter values appropriate for a burst search.