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Review Committee Meeting Monday 7 April 2008 08:00 Pacific / 11:00 Eastern

Minutes: Monday 7 April 2008 08:00 Pacific / 11:00 Eastern

Agenda and Contact Info


  1. Announcements
  2. Reports from Burst Review Teams
  3. Update on S4 LIGO-GEO burst search paper [ PDF ] (CVS version).
  4. Review of BurstMDC Simulation
  5. A.O.B.

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  1. Announcements: None.
  2. Reports from Burst Review Teams: No report.
  3. Update on S4 LIGO-GEO burst search paper
    • Sensitivity estimates being conducted. Good agreement (~20%) for LIGO network for WB. GEO is a bit tricky (approximations break down).
    • Investigation of missed-loud injections progressing.
    • Goal is to have approval at April 17th Executive Committee meeting. Would need to send them a final draft next week. Next week is APS. Request: send the burst review committee a draft by Noon this Thursday so we have something to do on our commute to APS.
  4. Review of BurstMDC Simulation
    • Reviewed getgravenlogs:
      • Line 124. Ideally would like some cross-ref to the bit in Graven where the columns are defined. Perhaps a common set of I/O code? Perhaps just a comment?
      • End-of-log string to be printed so that you
    • Already reviewed getdetrate
    • Reviewed getmdclogsubdir
    • Reviewed add2burstmdclog
      • Error on line 25: skipcal should be skipCal. This would not have caused problems in existing runs.
    Next we will review changes and then on to exttrig code.
  5. A.O.B.
    • Gareth's APS talk: Gareth will validate GRB counts. Note: these should be the true number of GRBs while LIGO is operating -- details of required off-source data etc. is useful but not to be quoted in these numbers.
    • Peter Kalmus's talk: Can S5 noise curves be shown too? Sure.
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