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S5 Qpipeline High-Frequency Review Telecon 4th of November 2008 10:00 Eastern

Agenda and minutes of the S5 Qpipeline High-Frequency Review Telecon for Tuesday the 4th of November at 10:00 Eastern time.

Agenda and Contact Info


Action items
  1. Sensitivity estimate
  2. Astro-waveforms
  3. Review Status
  4. AOB

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Attendance: Siong, Matt, Michele, Brennan(minutes)

Sensitivity estimate:

Michele walked through his notes on the Sensitivity estimate describing the method he has developed with a statistician at Embry-Riddle. There is a fair amount of detail so people will have to do more thinking to see if this makes sense to them. Michele and Brennan will discuss this more offline to figure out immediate steps to get numerical results.


Jonah is out of town this week, so most discussion on this will wait for next week. Brennan has switched incorrect waveforms in paper with D1 and D4 waveforms with the correct appearance, but it is not yet understood where the problem came from and there are minor normalization issues which need to be resolved when Jonah returns.

Review status:

"DQ flags" and "plot scripts" are now marked as completed. "H1H2 only analysis" can be marked as completed as well. "Qpipeline checks" is completed as far as anyone on the call is concerned, but we will wait for Jonah's approval before marking it completed.


Brennan asked if we can start pushing to get the burst review committee as a whole to seriously look at the paper, since there are only a couple minor issues left, aside from the calibration which we may not be able to wait for if we are to get the paper reviewed in time to present at the December meeting. This will be taken up via e-mail.