All-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in LIGO S4 data

@article{Abbott2008AllskySF,
  title={All-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in LIGO S4 data},
  author={B. P. Abbott and R. Abbott and R. Adhikari and J. Agresti and P. Ajith and B. Allen and R. S. Amin and S. B. Anderson and W. Anderson and M. Arain and M. Araya and H. Armandula and M. Ashley and S. Aston and P. Aufmuth and C. Aulbert and S. Babak and S. Ballmer and H. Bantilan and B. Barish and C. Barker and D. Barker and B. Barr and Pablo Barriga and M. Barton and K. Bayer and K. Belczynski and J. Betzwieser and P. Beyersdorf and B. Bhawal and I. Bilenko and G. Billingsley and R. Biswas and E. Black and K. Blackburn and L. Blackburn and D. Blair and B. Bland and J. Bogenstahl and L. Bogue and R. Bork and V. Boschi and S. Bose and P. Brady and V. Braginsky and J. Brau and M. Brinkmann and A. Brooks and D. Brown and A. Bullington and A. Bunkowski and A. Buonanno and O. Burmeister and D. Busby and R. Byer and L. Cadonati and G. Cagnoli and J. Camp and J. Cannizzo and K. Cannon and C. A. Cantley and J. Cao and L. Cardenas and M. M. Casey and G. Castaldi and C. Cepeda and E. Chalkley and P. Charlton and S. Chatterji and S. Chelkowski and Y. Chen and F. Chiadini and D. Chin and E. Chin and J. Chow and N. Christensen and J. Clark and P. Cochrane and T. Cokelaer and C. Colacino and R. Coldwell and R. Conte and D. Cook and T. Corbitt and D. Coward and D. Coyne and J. Creighton and T. Creighton and R. Croce and D. Crooks and A. Cruise and A. Cumming and J. Dalrymple and E. D'ambrosio and K. Danzmann and G. Davies and D. Debra and J. Degallaix and M. Degree and T. Demma and V. Dergachev and S. Desai and R. DeSalvo and S. Dhurandhar and M. D{\'i}az and J. Dickson and A. Credico and G. Diederichs and A. Dietz and E. Doomes and R. Drever and J. Dumas and R. Dupuis and J. Dwyer and P. Ehrens and E. Espinoza and T. Etzel and M. Evans and T. Evans and S. Fairhurst and Y. Fan and D. Fazi and M. Fejer and L. Finn and V. Fiumara and N. Fotopoulos and A. Franzen and K. Y. Franzen and A. Freise and R. Frey and T. Fricke and P. Fritschel and V. Frolov and M. Fyffe and V. Galdi and J. Garofoli and I. Gholami and J. Giaime and S. Giampanis and K. Giardina and K. Goda and E. Goetz and L. Goggin and G. Gonz{\'a}lez and S. Gossler and A. Grant and S. Gras and C. Gray and M. Gray and J. Greenhalgh and A. Gretarsson and R. Grosso and H. Grote and S. Grunewald and M. Guenther and R. Gustafson and B. Hage and D. Hammer and C. Hanna and J. Hanson and J. Harms and G. Harry and E. Harstad and T. Hayler and J. Heefner and I. Heng and A. Heptonstall and M. Heurs and M. Hewitson and S. Hild and E. Hirose and D. Hoak and D. Hosken and J. Hough and E. Howell and D. Hoyland and S. Huttner and D. Ingram and E. Innerhofer and M. Ito and Y. Itoh and A. Ivanov and D. Jackrel and B. Johnson and W. Johnson and D. Jones and Greg Jones and R. Jones and L. Ju and P. Kalmus and V. Kalogera and D. Kasprzyk and E. Katsavounidis and K. Kawabe and S. Kawamura and F. Kawazoe and W. Kells and D. Keppel and F. Khalili and C. Kim and P. King and J. Kissel and S. Klimenko and K. 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Mueller and Soma Mukherjee and H. M{\"u}ller-Ebhardt and J. Munch and P. Murray and E. Myers and J. Myers and T. Nash and G. Newton and A. Nishizawa and K. Numata and B. O'reilly and R. O’Shaughnessy and D. Ottaway and H. Overmier and B. Owen and Y. Pan and M. Papa and V. Parameshwaraiah and P. Patel and M. Pedraza and S. Penn and V. Pierro and I. Pinto and M. Pitkin and H. Pletsch and M. Plissi and F. Postiglione and R. Prix and V. Quetschke and F. Raab and D. Rabeling and H. Radkins and R. Rahkola and N. Rainer and M. Rakhmanov and M. Ramsunder and K. Rawlins and S. Ray-Majumder and V. Re and H. Rehbein and S. Reid and D. Reitze and L. Ribichini and R. Riesen and K. Riles and B. Rivera and N. A. Robertson and C. Robinson and E. Robinson and S. Roddy and A. Rodr'iguez and A. Rogan and J. Rollins and J. Romano and J. Romie and R. Route and S. Rowan and A. R{\"u}diger and L. Ruet and P. Russell and K. Ryan and S. Sakata and M. Samidi and L. S. D. L. Jordana and V. Sandberg and V. Sannibale and S. Saraf and P. Sarin and B. Sathyaprakash and S. Sato and P. Saulson and R. Savage and P. Savov and S. Schediwy and R. Schilling and R. Schnabel and R. Schofield and B. Schutz and P. Schwinberg and S. Scott and A. Searle and B. Sears and F. Seifert and D. Sellers and A. Sengupta and P. Shawhan and D. Shoemaker and A. Sibley and X. Siemens and D. Sigg and S. Sinha and A. Sintes and B. Slagmolen and J. Slutsky and J. Smith and M. Smith and K. Somiya and K. Strain and D. Strom and A. Stuver and T. Summerscales and Ke Sun and M. Sung and P. Sutton and H. Takahashi and D. Tanner and Marco G. Tarallo and R. P. Taylor and J. Thacker and K. Thorne and A. Th{\"u}ring and K. Tokmakov and C. Torres and C. Torrie and G. Traylor and M. Trias and W. Tyler and D. Ugolini and C. Ungarelli and K. Urbanek and H. Vahlbruch and M. Vallisneri and C. Broeck and M. Varvella and S. Vass and A. Vecchio and J. Veitch and P. Veitch and A. Villar and C. Vorvick and S. P. Vyachanin and S. Waldman and L. Wallace and H. Ward and R. Ward and K. Watts and D. Webber and A. Weidner and M. Weinert and A. Weinstein and R. Weiss and S. Wen and K. Wette and J. Whelan and D. Whitbeck and S. Whitcomb and B. Whiting and C. Wilkinson and P. Willems and L. Williams and B. Willke and I. Wilmut and W. Winkler and C. Wipf and S. Wise and A. Wiseman and G. Woan and D. Woods and R. Wooley and J. Worden and W. Wu and I. Yakushin and H. Yamamoto and Z. Yan and S. Yoshida and Nicol'as Yunes and M. Zanolin and J. Zhang and L. Zhang and C. Zhao and N. Zotov and M. Zucker and H. Z. M{\"u}hlen and J. Zweizig},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2008},
  volume={77},
  pages={022001}
}
We report on an all-sky search with the LIGO detectors for periodic gravitational waves in the frequency range 50–1000 Hz and with the frequency’s time derivative in the range −1×10^(−8)  Hz s^(−1) to zero. Data from the fourth LIGO science run (S4) have been used in this search. Three different semicoherent methods of transforming and summing strain power from short Fourier transforms (SFTs) of the calibrated data have been used. The first, known as StackSlide, averages normalized power from… Expand
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