Gravitational Wave Data Analysis

  • B. F. Schutz

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 253)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Sources of Gravitational Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bernard F. Schutz
      Pages 3-17
    3. Peter Kafka
      Pages 55-57
    4. Andrzej Krolak
      Pages 59-69
  3. Principles of Signal Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. A. G. Lyne
      Pages 95-103
  4. Quantum Limits on Detectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Mark F. Bocko, Warren W. Johnson
      Pages 125-134
    3. M. H. Muendel, G. Wagner, J. Gea-Banacloche, G. Leuchs
      Pages 135-143
  5. Methods of Data Analysis in Gravitational Wave Detectors

About this book


The articles in this book represent the major contributions at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop that was held from 6 to 9 July 1987 in the magnificent setting of Dyffryn House and Gardens, in St. Nicholas, just outside Cardiff, Wales. The idea for such a meeting arose in discussions that I had in 1985 and 1986 with many of the principal members of the various groups building prototype laser-interferometric gravitational wave detectors. It became clear that the proposals that these groups were planning to submit for large-scale detectors would have to address questions like the following: • What computing hardware might be required to sift through data corning in at rates of several gigabytes per day for gravitational wave events that might last only a second or less and occur as rarely as once a month? • What software would be required for this task, and how much effort would be required to write it? • Given that every group accepted that a worldwide network of detectors operating in co­ incidence with one another was required in order to provide both convincing evidence of detections of gravitational waves and sufficient information to determine the amplitude and direction of the waves that had been detected, what sort of problems would the necessary data exchanges raise? Yet most of the effort in these groups had, quite naturally, been concentrated on the detector systems.


Gravity Statistica data acquisition data analysis gravitation milky way statistical theory

Editors and affiliations

  • B. F. Schutz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics and AstronomyUniversity CollegeCardiffWales, UK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7028-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1185-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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