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S5 Qpipeline High-Frequency Review Telecon 21st of August 2008 11:00 Eastern

Agenda and minutes of the S5 Qpipeline High-Frequency Review Telecon for Thursday the 21st of August at 11:00 Eastern time.

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Action items
  1. update on astro waveforms and Michele's link
  2. H1H2 analysis update
  3. Veto bug
  4. Update on Post processing script tests
  5. Checking the plotting scripts.
  6. AOB

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Brennan Hughley, Jonnah Kanner, Matt Pitkin, Michele Zanolin

Jonah - any updates on astrophysical waveforms.

Michele - no new result, but where hrss is calculated in the script needs checking 
[it seems rather small - it would be nice if it was large ;)]

Jonah - will check this over the next couple of week

Michele - working out the efficiency of qpipeline + CorrPower. Trying to do this
analytically. Can hopefully compare this with actual efficiencies. Hope to have more on 
this next week. 

Jonah - any update on H1H2 analysis

Brennan - no, but have other stuff to report. Want to work out the tolerances of the 
efficiencies. Testing efficiences with of long wavelength approximation response
function compared to full response function. In ful response function you get a complex
number - this means that there is a phase shift associated with it. There are difference
between H1 and H2 due to the arm length difference - seems to produce some parts of the
sky with a 180 degree phase shift between them! This is only for frequencies above 3kHz.
It kills ability to use the null stream at these frequencies i.e. above 3kHz. This might
apply to coherent waveburst, so if this is confirmed we should let them know. Need more 
checking though.

Jonah - this does depend on sky direction, so you can't correct for it

Brennan - yes, this is the case

Matt - Plotting scripts have been checked, only issue is the scale factors on the D1 and 
D4 waveform plots. Brennan will look at this. (I should try to run the plot scripts as well,
but need to install root somewhere.)


We're going through the review summary table - Jonah will update this

Matt - any new stuff in the paper that we should look over

Brennan - nothing major, so we don't really need to re-read yet

Michele - what going to happen after the Amsterdam LSC meeting with the paper - submit to
arxiv, or just internal LSC, or burst, review.

Brennan - calibration is still an issue and there is still the baseline paper to wait for, 
we definitely wont be going to arxiv

Michele - more likely to be around the time of the December LSC meeting. What will the 
timeline of the full S5 paper.

Jonah - don't really have an idea of the timescale - it uses new omega pipeline, but this
shouldn't be too different than qpipeline. Hopefully there will be very little different,
so it should be too much extra overhead. Should see if omega pipeline can reproduce qpipeline

Michele - where is the data for JW1 on CIT - can't find link. Also there's a page which 
requires password lots of times

Jonah - yeah, you need to type the password several time as there are many plots linked 
from various pages.

Michele - it works now :)