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GRASP Routines: Template Bank Generation & Searching

0 For the most part, one of our main interests is the search for signals whose wave-forms are characterized by unknown values of a set of parameters (for binary inspiral, these would be $m_1$ and $m_2$). In order to use the matched filtering technique described in the previous section, it is necessary to set up a ``bank" of templates, designed so that any expected signal is ``close" (in parameter space) to one of the elements of the bank. This section contains a set of routines for setting up such a template bank, in the case where the signals are parameterized by two parameters.

It also contains a (parallel) routine to search for binary inspiral in a bank of templates.


Bruce Allen 2000-11-19