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Review Committee Meeting Monday October 19 2009 08:00 Pacific / 11:00 Eastern

Minutes: Monday October 19 2009 08:00 Pacific / 11:00 Eastern

Agenda and Contact Info


  1. S5y2/VSR1 all-sky cWB report
  2. S5y2/VSR1 all-sky paper

Contact Info

On EVO use "bersten" to get in, or phone bridge ID 39354 and "6519" to get in.


  1. S5y2/VSR1 all-sky cWB report
    • Sutton is not yet done, will circulate by burst telecon.
  2. S5y2/VSR1 all-sky paper
    • Shawhan couldn't attend, but just committed some changes from last week. Comments from Heng, who also can't attend.
    • Klimenko wants to explicitly mention calibration uncertainty in the text (it's not given separately).
    • Astro stuff:
      • Creighton is uneasy about converting hrss to rates for various polarizations. Efficiency curves depend on polarizations.
      • Klimenko: Text claims too much accuracy, but process is OK and text can be changed.
      • Creighton: 50% efficiency point is robust. SG waveforms are linear, how can you say about circular waveforms? Creighton is worried that you can't easily map one polarization efficiency to another for networks.
      • Sutton: Stuver is checking and simulating.
      • Owen: population of injections should look like JKS integrals for continuous waves, probably OK and easy to check. Try for one week.
      • Creighton: acid test will be to make Fig.8 with white noise bursts, that will estimate error if any.
      • Owen: O'Shaughnessy gave pointer for predicted BBH rates; will put in.
    • Reaction to big cuts? Sutton: Josh Smith said DQF was OK.
    • Salemi: Table II EGC numbers are not final yet, no calibration uncertainties. Waiting for Laura's final number, will press.
    • Sutton will check precise S5 end date.
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