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Review Committee Meeting Monday July 14 2008 08:00 Pacific / 11:00 Eastern

Minutes: Monday July 14 2008 08:00 Pacific / 11:00 Eastern

Agenda and Contact Info


  1. Announcements
  2. Update on status of S5 1st Year Burst Search Paper [ HTML ]
  3. Reports from Burst Review Teams
  4. Review of BurstMDC Simulation
    • BurstMDC Bulletin Board [ HTML ]
    • Got to line 408 of graven.m
  5. A.O.B.

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  1. Announcements
    • LIGO-GEO paper is at the end of its last comment period.
    • SGR paper: significantly rewritten. Review committee wants to look over it before final cooling-off period.
  2. Update on status of S5 1st Year Burst Search Paper [ HTML ]
  3. Reports from Burst Review Teams
    • HF Q-Pipe search: progressing smoothly. Post processing code being reviewed. Going to slow down until a more mature S5 1st Year draft is out.
  4. Review of BurstMDC Simulation
    • Continued to review graven.m.
    • Need to look for getcalibscale, randomgaussfctr, calibsim_h2h, delaywaveform, httsums.
    • Future: earthStartSamp has been changed to be a integer rather than a non-integer for exttrig group ... why??? Contact Emilie to find out.
    • Eric Chassande-Mottin has a proposed waveform delay routine that is supposed to have better Gibbs phenomenon behaviour. Keith will ciruculate/post.
    • hrss: applied on htt at Earth center (no delays, no antenna factors).
    • randomgaussfctr: incorrect comments: seeds itself by the sim and by the name of the mdc set. Check to make sure that there aren't any obvious ways to get same multipliers, e.g., H1 * 7 is not the same as L1 * 5 ....
    • Done graven.
    • Review: httsums: Comment: change Msum to Msun. Only need one return. Note: check constants; check to see if integral can be done better.
  5. A.O.B.
    • Second year MDC: some concensus has been reached. Most Q=9 SG, a few Q=3, Q=100, half of G, half of WNB. Factor of 2 fewer waveforms, factor of 2 fewer scalefactors for G and SG. Fewer injections: statistical uncertainties will go up by a factor of sqrt(2). cWB will do the entire suite to check for systematics.
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