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Review Committee Meeting Monday April 27 2009 08:00 Pacific / 11:00 Eastern

Minutes: Monday April 27 2009 08:00 Pacific / 11:00 Eastern

Agenda and Contact Info


  1. Announcements
  2. Discussion of the S5y1 Low Frequency Paper [ HTML ]
  3. Discussion of the SGR Stack-a-Flare Paper [ HTML ]
  4. A.O.B.

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  1. Announcements
    • S4 CS paper.
      • Author issue on the S4 CS paper... under discussion.
      • Cosmetic issue on one of the plots.
    • S5y1 high frequency paper.
      • Ott gave some minor comments. Brennan will incorporate and send around changes. Still intend to post to the arxiv by week's end.
  2. Discussion of the S5y1 Low Frequency Paper [ HTML ]
    • Patrick is working through Laura's scripts. Will finish in the next day or so.
    • Calculation is done is based on all injections done in the year and to use the livetime that is used for the full year.
    • Efficiency curves are done just using injections done in the analyzed time. Always subtleties about what DQ flags etc., are used.
    • Different ETGs have different end-effects, used different segments, different DQ flags....
    • Rephrase text following Eq. (9.4) to explain what is meant by "the union of the efficiencies".
    • Following Eq. (9.1), reiterate what "livetime" T actually means and what efficiencies mean.
    • Efficiency plots should contain a comment saying that these efficiencies are normalized so that they go to 1 for large amplitudes by counting only injections performed into the analyzed time.
    • Final two sentences of Sec. IX are not right.... Suggest rephrasing epsilon_tot T goes to 224.0 days in the limit of strong signals which is the union of all time analyzed after cat 3 DQF.
    • Patrick wants to tighten-up Appendix A.
    • Lets get Figs. 5, 6, 7 to look more similar.
    • GPS time to UTC.
    • Size of paper needs to be reduced. Figure size needs to be reduced.
  3. Discussion of the SGR Stack-a-Flare Paper [ HTML ]
    • Issue about mean gamma? Does anyone feel strongly?
  4. A.O.B.
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