# Exploiting large-scale correlations to detect continuous gravitational waves.

@article{Pletsch2009ExploitingLC, title={Exploiting large-scale correlations to detect continuous gravitational waves.}, author={H. J. Pletsch and Bruce Allen}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2009}, volume={103 18}, pages={ 181102 } }

Fully coherent searches (over realistic ranges of parameter space and year-long observation times) for unknown sources of continuous gravitational waves are computationally prohibitive. Less expensive hierarchical searches divide the data into shorter segments which are analyzed coherently, then detection statistics from different segments are combined incoherently. The novel method presented here solves the long-standing problem of how best to do the incoherent combination. The optimal…

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