Burst Group External Collaboration Overview
Overview of Active or Possible External Collaboration
Name of external person(s), group, or scientific collaboration:ETA: Eight-meter-wavelength Transient Array
Brief description of collaborative activity (one sentence):Look for coincidences between low-frequency radio transients and GW event candidates
Contact person(s) in the LSC+Virgo collaborations:Peter Shawhan, Jonah Kanner
External contact person(s):John Simonetti, Mike Kavic
How does/would this collaborative activity benefit the LSC and Virgo?Detection of a radio burst associated with a GW event candidate would confirm the GW event and provide more information about its source. See this note by Mike Kavic (Virginia Tech) for more about the likelihood of joint radio and GW emission from a number of sources.
Are there other individuals/groups who could provide similar benefits?If so, what is the scientific and/or practical justification for pursuing this particular collaboration?
ETA is a unique phased-array radio telescope in that it is designed to monitor the whole sky (above the horizon) for radio transients. A second array is being constructed at a different location to provide a coincidence test.