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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This work has been partially supported by National Science Foundation grants to: the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee PHY9507740 and PHY9728704, the LIGO project PHY9210038 and the LIGO visitors program PHY9603177. It has also benefited from the contributions of several individuals. Alan Wiseman wrote the chirp generation routines with me in 1995, then entirely re-wrote them for GRASP. Joseph Romano took my (AVS versions of the) stochastic background code, helped to fix a number of the problems, and produced the stochastic background simulation routines contained in GRASP. Sathyaprakash generously provided me with a copy of his routine grid4.f which eventually evolved into template_grid. Jolien Creighton wrote and documented the section on black hole ringdown, and incorporated the FFTW optimized Fourier transform routines. Teviet Creighton, Ben Owen, Scott Hughes and Patrick Brady contributed essential pieces towards the binary-inspiral search performed on the Caltech 40-meter data from November 1994. Jim Mason was ``instrumental" in helping me to understand and document the data format used in the 40-meter prototype experiment. Fred Raab, Bob Spero, Stan Whitcomb, Kent Blackburn and others have contributed many useful ideas and insights about how to understand the data stream from a real interferometer. Kip Thorne and his research group provided or called attention to many of these ideas.


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Bruce Allen 2000-11-19